What Should We Do After We Were Intimate during Menstruation?

Shafi'i Fiqh

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad


I had intimacy when my menses ended but before the ritual bath. It was unintentional and my husband stopped immediately after I told him I’m impure. I had a ghusl at 9 pm but noticed blood shortly after. So in actuality, we were intimate mistakenly because it was not over. He did stop as soon as I told him. What can we do?


Thank you for your question. May Allah reward you for being careful and concerned about your religion.

Please find your answer here:

What Should One Do If One Had Intercourse With One’s Wife While She Was Still Menstruating? [Shafi‘i]
What If Menstruation Begins During Intercourse? [Hanafi]

May Allah give you the best of this world and the next.

[Ustadha] Shazia Ahmad 
Checked and Approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadha Shazia Ahmad lived in Damascus, Syria, for two years, where she studied aqidah, fiqh, tajweed, Tafseer, and Arabic. She then attended the University of Texas at Austin, where she completed her Master’s in Arabic. Afterward, she moved to Amman, Jordan, where she studied fiqh, Arabic, and other sciences. She recently moved back to Mississauga, Canada, where she lives with her family.