All women are obligated to keep a detailed record of bleeding and purity, referred to as a habit chart, including dates and times. In case of any irregularities, a written record allows her to accurately pinpoint which days are menstruation and purity. Without this, a woman will not know whether she is obligated to fast and pray.
How to Record Your Cycle
Technology has made it easy for a woman to keep track of her cycle. There are multiple apps available and there is always the traditional method of recording the information on a calendar or in a notebook. Regardless of the method, the following information should be included:
- Record all days in which there is blood or coloured discharge, whether it is continuous or intermittent.
- Record the start/end time of each instance of bleeding, using hours and minutes.
- Record the colour of the discharge, such as whether it is black, brown, red, yellow, etc.
Please click here to download a template of the calendar.