Q 2: One Ramadan night, my paternal aunt
became pure from menses, i.e. Her period was over, before dawn. She observed Sawm (Fast) on the next day but at the time of Zhuhr (Noon) Prayer she saw Sufrah (yellow vaginal discharge during or after menstruation). Is her Sawm valid?
Her Sawm is valid if Tuhr (purity from menses signaled by white discharge or complete cessation of bleeding) commenced before the break of dawn and thus she observed Sawm on the next day. As for the yellowish discharge that appears after seeing Tuhr, it does not affect the validity of Sawm because
Um `Atiyyah (may Allah be pleased with her) said:
We used to consider Kudrah (dusky-colored vaginal discharge during or after menstruation) and Sufrah as nothing (i.e. not menses) after Tuhr.
May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.