Have questions about menstruation? Confused about haydnifas and istihada? Do you apply the 10-15 rule when blood is continuous or is this incorrect? Many women have problems during their menstruation and need assistance. 

This course will help you gain clarity and understanding of how to differentiate between hayd and istihada. Salat, fasts, and many other sacred laws depend on whether the blood is hayd, nifas or istihada. The course will empower you to identify these different types of blood correctly.

Are you one that is passionate about helping others? If so, this course aims to create mastery and specialisation in this field and develops the ability and expertise to assist others. It also provides a platform to network with other specialists for consultation and guidance. ‘Allama Ibn ‘Abidin’s commentary on Imam Birgivi’s detailed menstruation manual (Dhukhr al-Muta’ahhilin) will be fully covered, including the mutahayyira section.

It aims to provide a solid understanding of menstruation issues and is well-suited for those who have found the subject elusive and challenging to comprehend fully. Especially recommended for ‘alimas.

  • Duration

    Access is available for over three months upon enrolment.

  • Lessons Available on Demand

    Access to over twenty-five 1.5-hour sessions​

  • Course Fee

    (Discount Available for former participants. Email [email protected])

Course Content

Access to over twenty-five 1.5-hour session recordings, practice questions, helpful charts and diagrams along with access to resources and the discussions from earlier classes. Teaching assistants are available to help and support all students throughout the course. There will be an exam at the end of the course.

(An ability to read and comprehend classical Arabic texts is preferred to fully benefit from this course)

  • Understand rulings related to menstruation (hayd), postnatal bleeding (nifas) and irregular bleeding (istihada) based on Hanafi Fiqh.

  • Understand rulings related to a beginner, women with a habit and a mudhillah.

  • Understand the importance and necessity of recording one’s start and end dates of any bleeding/spotting.

  • Learn how to solve cases of hayd, nifas and istihada confidently and accurately.

  • Learn problem-solving skills, enabling students to calculate between menstruation days and irregular days.

  • Build a strong and correct understanding of differentiating between the days of hayd and istihada.

  • Understand rulings related to prayer, fasting, pilgrimage, marital relations, tawaf, recitation etc.

  • Understand which acts are permissible during hayd and nifas.

  • Understand prohibitions during hayd and nifas.

  • Understand rulings regarding miscarriages.

What our students say about the course

“I have had a great, enjoyable and beneficial experience at whitethread institute. Alhamdulillah, this course has taught me to understand correctly and to assist others confidently in the majority of day-to-day cases. I would highly recommend this to others, especially to those who deal with these matters. Without a doubt, inshallah anyone who enrols in this course would benefit by expanding their understandings and correcting their misunderstandings.”

Zarina Mayat

“The course has significantly helped me to feel more confident in applying the concepts to work out masail, Alhamdulliah. we are grateful to have had this opportunity to study in a class of mastery. Truly blessed.”

Faatimah Tapali

“Alhamdulillah, the course has been an amazing learning experience which I found to be in-depth, clearly explained throughout and taught in a most engaging manner. Being it the first time joining an online class, I was very hesitant initially- however, I feel now I couldn't have made a better choice and would definitely recommend studying under respected Mufti Abdur Rahman sahib. We covered such things that I’ve never been taught in years of studying the topic.”

Umme Maryam

“This course proved to be an invaluable experience. In teaching such a complex and intricately detailed topic, respected Mufti Sahab is providing a great service to all who seek to further their knowledge. He was very patient in fielding all of our questions and explained everything very thoroughly. I truly learned a lot, and feel prepared to apply what I learned. I highly recommend this course to those who are interested in cementing their understanding of menstruation, and to those who wish to become a resource for those around them.”

Darakhshan Raja


Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera


Access to the course is available for over three months. 
Registration Ends 30th November 2023


On-Demand Access. Access to over twenty-five 1.5-hour sessions.
Get immediate access to the course after registration


Yes. The exam will take place mid-February.
(There is no certificate available for this course)

Course Fee

Discounts available for past students

*Every effort has been made to ensure that the information contained within this course is correct at the time of publication. Courses are subject to ongoing development, which could necessitate cancelling or altering the advertised courses.


Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman Mangera

Dean, Course Instructor

Dr. Mufti Abdur-Rahman ibn Yusuf Mangera is a British Muslim scholar educated in both the Islamic and Western traditions. He memorised the Qur’an by heart and graduated from the Darul Uloom seminary Bury, UK, and later earned a specialised licence to issue fatwa (legal responses) at Mazahir ‘Ulum Saharanpur, India. He earned his BA from the University of Johannesburg and completed his MA and PhD in Islamic Studies from the School of Oriental and African Studies in London. He holds an honorary fellowship at The Royal Aal al-Bayt Institute for Islamic Thought, Amman, Jordan. Shaykh Abdur-Rahman has the unique experience of serving as an imam in Muslim communities on both sides of the Atlantic, eight years in Southern California and over five in the great city of London—and his continued work as an international speaker and lecturer enables him to address and offer pertinent advice on current challenges that face Muslims in the West. He is the founder of Whitethread Institute, a post-graduate insititute for Islamic scholars. He is an avid traveller and continues to teach hadith and work on scholarly publications through White Thread Press. Many of his lectures are available on Zamzam Academy and his courses through Rayyan Courses.

Why Study at Whitethread Institute?

  • Great studying environment

  • Interactive discussions between students and teachers

  • High level discussions where teachers are open to questions and do not shy away from sensitive or controversial issues

  • Comfortable studying environment

  • In depth coverage of topics

  • Deep understanding of the nuances of fiqh

  • Experienced and knowledgeable teachers

  • Students guided throughout their studies

  • All lessons taught in a practical manner relevant to current times