Yellowish and dark discharges after purity from menses

A: If a woman becomes pure from menstruation and sees, after Tuhr or white discharge or complete cessation of bleeding, any other discharges - they are not considered menstruation. Rather, the discharges mentioned above will carry the same ruling that applies to urine. Accordingly, it is sufficient for her to perform only Istinja' (washing the private parts with water after urination or defecation) and Wudu' (ablution). It is worth mentioning that this happens to many women who, in this case, should continue their period of ritual purity during which they should perform Salah and observe Sawm of Ramadan. This is supported by an authentic Hadith narrated by Um `Atiyyah (may Allah be pleased with her) who said: "We used to consider Sufrah (yellow vaginal discharge during or after menstruation) and Kudrah (dusky-colored vaginal discharge during or after menstruation) after the period has ended as nothing (i.e. not menses)." (Related by Abu Dawud through an authentic Sanad [chain of narrators] and by Al-Bukhari, but without the phrase "after the period had ended") (Part No. 4; Page No. 207) May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.