10 Ways of Benefit for Menstruating Women in Ramadan

Dread your period during the blessed month of Ramadan? Feel like you’re missing out on all the worship you could otherwise do? As Nour Merza writes, there is much to look forward to. Every Ramadan, most women will have about a week in which they are unable to join in the major religious practices of the […]

Is My Umra Valid?

Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat is asked about the validity of Umra if a sister has doubts about purity. I went on Umra during my period. My periods stop on the sixth day, but this time it didn’t stop until the thirteenth day. On the twelfth day I went and did Umra, thinking I am now in […]

Using a Menstrual Cup

Shaykh Jamir Meah is asked about the permissibility of using menstrual cups. I would like to ask a question regarding menstrual cups and if a Hanafi women can use one while on her period. Menstrual cups are inserted into the vagina to collect blood and can be re-used which makes them very eco-friendly and better […]

Can a Woman Enter the Kitchen During Her Menses?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum I entered in the kitchen and my mom shouted at me and said you cannot enter in the kitchen while in your periods. Is it allowed for a women to enter in the kitchen at that time? Answer: Assalamu alaykum assalam, There is no harm in entering […]

Can I Memorize the Qur’an After Masturbating During My Menstruation?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum If a woman masturbated without penetration during her period can she still memorize and recite the Qur’an before she is able to perform a ritual bath? Also does touching oneself sexually while menstruating necessitate an expiation? Answer: Asalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Short answer: 1) If […]

What Should I Do If My Menstruation Ends Right Before Maghrib Time? [Habib Umar]

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum A women became pure from her monthly cycle. She made up her Dhuhr prayer first (qada). While she was still making up her Dhuhr, Maghrib time came in. What is the ruling on that? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] There will be no sin on her. She should make up […]

What Should I Do After Fasting During Menstruation? (Habib Umar)

Answered by  Habib Umar bin Hafiz Question: Assalam aleykum A 14-year-old girl menstruated during the past Ramadan without performing the purificatory bath. She fasted Ramadan not realizing that it was a menstrual period. Upon realization, is she required to make up the fast? Answer: [Assalam alaykum] If she did not perform the purificatory bath after her menstrual […]

Is a Ghusl Necessary When My Menstruation Begins Immediately Following Intercourse?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If a woman discovers her menstrual cycle has begun immediately following intercourse, is ghusl still necessary? To clarify: the period had not visibly begun prior to engaging in intercourse. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, No, a ritual bath (ghusl) isn’t necessary right away in the case […]

How to Fulfill an Oath at the Time of Menstruation?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum I have taken an oath to perform two cycles of nafl prayer in a day if I performed a certain task. I performed that task but my period started just after that. What’s the ruling on it? Can I perform two nafl prayers when my periods will […]

Can I Eat During the Day While Having My Menses in Ramadan?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Some scholars say that it is permissible for a woman to eat and drink if she gets menses during fasting but some scholars say that if a woman gets menses while fasting she should not eat and drink until the fast opens. Could you clarify? Answer: Wa […]