Dr. Sano Koutoub Moustapha, professor of Fiqh and its Principles, International Islamic University.Malaysia, states: “I shall refer you to a medical doctor in order to know if your bleeding is a menstruation or sickness called “istihadah” which means a bleeding similar to menstruation but it is a sickness which needs further medical treatment. In the event that the medical doctor confirms to you that it is a menstruation, then you are not allowed to fast until you are clear from it, thus a menstruating woman is forbidden to fast or pray in the eyes of Islam. However, if your bleeding is found to be an “istihadah” then you shall fast as normal unless if you feel that you don’t have enough energy to fast or you may suffer deeply if you fast, in this case, there is no harm to break your fasting on the basis on sickness and you shall make up for it when you recover. As for the numbers of the days you shouldn’t be worried about it as far as you are going to make up for them in the future.”