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Should I Make up the Prayers I Missed Because of My Periods?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: I recently learned that islamically, menstruations do not last more than 10 days. My periods usually last for 8 days. Someone told me that if my period happens to last for 10 days, then I will have to make up the prayers for the extra 2 days as well. […]

Should a Woman Fast During Her Menstruation?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: As salam aleykum, Should a woman fast during her menstruation? Is an expiation required for missed fasts due to menstruation? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The expiation (kaffara) applies in the case of a major violation due to the sanctity of the month of Ramadan, namely, by eating, […]

Does a State of Major Ritual Impurity After the End of My Period Prevent Me From Fasting?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam’aleykum, My period usually lasts for 6 or 7 days and I tend to perform the ritual bath on the 7th day. But this time I wasn’t able to perform it because I was in class. Would my fast have been valid on this 7th day while being in […]

Does a Woman Have to Pray After a Miscarriage of 11 Weeks If She Bleeds for a Couple of Weeks?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, Does a woman have to pray after a miscarriage of 11 weeks if she bleeds for a couple of weeks? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. The basis is that blood seen […]

Should Post-Natal Bleeding Be Dealt with in the Same Manner as Menstrual Bleeding?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I recently experienced the loss of my pregnancy at 5 months gestation and had to undergo delivery.I am also experiencing post-delivery bleeding. Is this bleeding considered to be the same as menstrual bleeding? Is it permissible for me to attend the burial of my stillborn son at the grave […]

What Are the Guidelines For a Woman on her Menses During Hajj?

Answered by Ustadha Shaista Maqbool Question: Assalam Alaikum 1) Is it preferred to avoid periods using pills available to perform Hajj? 2) If periods occur in Madina then what should be the way of worship? Can a woman enter the Nabawi Mosque in this state? 3)Is scent free Sunblock permissible? Answer: Wa’alaikum assalaam warahmatu Allah, […]

Can a Menstruating Woman Teach or Attend Classes in the Masjid?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: 1) Would it be permissible for a menstruating woman who teaches in an Islamic School/Sunday School to teach if the class takes place in a designated classroom within the mosque (not inside the musallah)? 2) Same question regarding a menstruating woman who goes to the mosque regularly for Arabic/Tajweed […]

What is the Legal Status of the Blood from a Woman Who Had a Miscarriage?

Answered by Ustadh Faraz A. Khan Question: Assalam alaikum, What are the details for a women when she has a miscarriage and reading salah at different stages of the pregnancy? I have heard if it is an early pregnancy (she has a miscarriage at 6 weeks) then this is not counted as Nifas rather Istihada. […]