Q: A woman
went to Hajj in 1399 A.H. Yet, blood and a yellowish liquid leaked out of her and she tried to stop them by taking contraceptive tablets but she could not.
She completed her Hajj in this state, what is the ruling on her?
The continual discharge of blood at any time other than the monthly period is like hemorrhage and it does not interrupt the validity of Tawaf (circumambulation of the Ka`bah) provided that she performed Wudu' (ablution) (Part No. 10; Page No. 248) and put something to stop its discharge during Tawaf. Supposing that the blood is menses, it does not prevent her from entering into Ihram (ritual state for Hajj or `Umrah) or performing the rituals of Hajj except Tawaf for which she should remain until she is purified and performs the after-menstruation Ghusl (full ritual bath). The Prophet (peace be upon him) said to
`Aishah when she menstruated while she was in the state of Ihram:
Do what all the pilgrims do except that you do not perform the Tawaf around Al-Bayt (the House, referring to Al-Ka`ba) until you are clean.
Accordingly, your Hajj is valid, in sha’a-Allah (if Allah wills), praise be to Allah.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.