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Is Praying Mandatory for Women Who Have Extreme Menstrual Pain? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I have pre-menstrual pain that is so intense that I can barely walk straight. It has gotten so bad to the extent that I only get up from my bed for food. Is prayer indeed mandatory for me in this case? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa […]

How Can I Know the End of My Menstrual Period?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum If there is no actual stain on a pad (for a long while) but inserting a white tissue at the opening yields patches of pink or red, is that still considered a part of menstruation? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, The manner of determining the end […]

Can I Take Notes During My Tafsir Class When on My Period?

Answered by SeekersHub Answers Service Question: Assalam alaykum Can I take notes during my Tafsir class when on my period? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that you are in the best of health and faith, insha’Allah. In the Hanafi madhhab, it is prohibited to actually touch the mushaf (bound Arabic […]

When Is It Permitted to Engage in Sexual Intercourse With One’s Wife Following the End of Her Period?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum I have found in a Hanafi Fiqh book that the Husband is not allowed to have intercourse with his wife right when the period ends. Is this an absolute ruling? Answer: assalamu alaykum When it would be permitted to engage in sexual intercourse with one’s wife following […]

How Can a Woman Perform the Expiation for Vitiating a Fast?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum How does a female before menopause expiate a fard fast she purposely broke? There is the monthly menstrual cycle going on every month for her that prevents her to fast two months consecutively. What option(s) does she have left? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, In the […]

How Can I Complete My Hajj During My Menstruation?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum If a woman is on her menses during the time the obligatory Tawaf or the Farewell Tawaf is to be completed, and she will be still on her menses when she departs from Makkah, how is she to complete her Hajj? Answer: assalamu alaykum The Farewell Tawaf […]

My Menses Have Started in the Middle of My Expiation. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum A sister has started keeping the 60 penalty fasts in December and when there was about 8 fasts left the next menses started and went over 10 days. As soon as 10 days were up she started fasting again and praying. Does she continue keeping the fasts […]

Can I Dye My Hair During My Monthly Cycles?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Can I dye my hair during my monthly cycles? Answer: assalamu alaykum Menstruation is a natural process experienced by women. Apart from particular forms of sexual intimacy, namely intercourse and touching the region between navel and knee directly, a woman experiencing menstruation is not prohibited from going […]

Where Can I Learn the Rules of Prayer, Zakat and Menstruation?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Is the Mukhtasar al-Quduri a good reference text for the Hanafi School? I would like something which outlines the rules of zakat, menstruation and also the rules of prayer. Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, 1. Yes, The Mukhtasar of Imam al-Quduri is a relied upon text […]

Do Clear or White Vaginal Discharges Invalidate Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Afterr menstruation, I experience the white discharge. However, sometimes, rather than finding actual discharge, I find a lot of water. Does this invalidate wudu? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Both clear and white are deemed normal colours with respect to vaginal discharge. Thereafter, and according to […]