Do and Don’ts During Menstruation in Islam? Read This!

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Hi all readers! Are you looking for an explanation of “do and don’ts during menstruation in Islam?”? If your answer is “Yes”, congratulations! Now you are reading the right article. Why? Because that is what I will explain in this article. As Muslims, we must understand that. That’s why I wrote this article. So, you should read it to the end!

Specifically, there are three important things about “do and don’ts during menstruation in Islam?” which I will explain in this article. The three important things I mean are as follows:

  1. Do During Menstruation in Islam?
  2. Don’ts During Menstruation in Islam?
  3. Three Important Questions for Muslim Women During Menstruation in Islam.

Do During Menstruation in Islam?

The first important thing about “do and don’ts during menstruation in Islam?” What I will explain now is “do during menstruation in Islam?”. I want you to understand that because it is one of the important things in this discussion that must be well understood.

In general, if we read some Islamic legal literature on ” do during menstruation in Islam?”, then we will find some answers as follows:

One: reading Dhikr.

Reading Dhikr is one of the things that is permissible for Muslim women during menstruation. There are many types of Dhikr, such as Tasbih, Istighfar, Tahmid, Salawat, and so on. Muslim women who are menstruating can read it all

Two: reading the Quran without holding it.

Reading the Quran without holding it is one of the things that is permissible for Muslim women during menstruation. I say again, just read the Quran without holding it.

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It is true, there is a hadith that explains that menstruating women and junub people are not allowed to read the Quran. The hadith I mean is as follows:

قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : لَا تَقْرَأُ الْحَائِضُ، وَلَا الْجُنُبُ شَيْئًا مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ

Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “Menstruating women and Junub people are not allowed to read the Quran at all.”

But what you need to understand is, that the hadith does not have a strong argument as a legal basis. The status of the hadith is invalid.

That is a brief explanation of “do during menstruation in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

Don’ts During Menstruation in Islam?

The second important point about “do and don’ts during menstruation in Islam?” What I will explain now is “don’ts during menstruation in Islam?”. I want you to understand that well because it is one of the important topics in this article.

In general, if we read some Islamic legal literature on “don’ts during menstruation in Islam?”, then we will find some answers as follows:

One: wudu and Janabah bath.

Wudu and janabah are prohibited for Muslim women Muslim women during menstruation. According to the opinion of Shafiiyah and Hanabilah, menstruating women are not allowed to perform wudu and Janabah bath. The reason is because the purpose of wudu and Janabah bath is to purify the body from minor hadas and major hadas. A menstruating woman who performs wudu and Janabah bath will not be able to do that because she will continue to have major hadas before her menstruation is over.

So, it will be in vain if a menstruating woman performs wudu and Janabah bath.

Two: prayer (salat).

Prayer (salat) is one of the things that is forbidden for Muslim women Muslim women during menstruation. The reason is because they are impure during menstruation. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِذَا أقْبَلَتِ الحَيْضَةُ، فَدَعِي الصَّلَاةَ، وإذَا أدْبَرَتْ، فَاغْسِلِي عَنْكِ الدَّمَ وصَلِّي

Allah’s Messenger (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam said, “If menstruation has come, then do not pray. If it (menstruation) has gone, then clean the menstrual blood and pray.”

Three: touch the Quran.

Touching the Quran is one of the prohibitions for Muslim women during menstruation. We can find this explanation in the Quran below:

لَّا يَمَسُّهُ إِلَّا الْمُطَهَّرُونَ

Do not touch it except those who are purified. (Al-Waqi’ah: 79).

Four: Tawaf.

Tawaf is one of the prohibitions for Muslim women during menstruation. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ تَعَالَى عَنْهَا قَالَتْ ؛ لَمَّا جِئْنَا سَرِفْ حِضْتُ . فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : اِفْعَلِيْ مَا يَفْعَلُ الْحَاجُّ غَيْرَ أَنْ لَا تَطُوْفِيْ فِيْ الْبَيْتِ حَتَّى تَطْهُرِي . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Aisah radliyallaahu Taala anhaa, she said, “When we arrived at Sarif, I was on my menstruation. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam then said, “Do something that is usually done by people who perform Hajj, but you do not perform tawaf in the Baitul Haram until you are pure.” This hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

Five: have sex.

Having sex is one of the prohibitions for Muslim women during menstruation. We can find this explanation in the Quran and hadith below:

وَيَسْأَلُونَكَ عَنِ الْمَحِيضِ قُلْ هُوَ أَذًى فَاعْتَزِلُوا النِّسَاءَ فِي الْمَحِيضِ وَلَا تَقْرَبُوهُنَّ حَتَّىٰ يَطْهُرْنَ ۖ فَإِذَا تَطَهَّرْنَ فَأْتُوهُنَّ مِنْ حَيْثُ أَمَرَكُمُ اللَّهُ إِنَّ اللَّهَ يُحِبُّ التَّوَّابِينَ وَيُحِبُّ الْمُتَطَهِّرِينَ

They ask you about menstruation. Say, “Menstruation is something dirty.” That is why you should stay away from women when they are menstruating. And do not approach them until they are pure. If they are pure, then come to them where Allah has commanded you. Verily, Allah loves those who repent and those who purify themselves.” (Al-Baqarah: 222).

عَنْ أَنَسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ، أَنَّ الْيَهُوْدَ كَانَتْ إِذَا حَاضَتْ الْمَرْأَةُ لَمْ يُؤَاكِلُوْهَا ، فَقَالَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : اِصْنَعُوْا كُلَّ شَيْءٍ إِلَّا النِّكَاحَ . رَوَاهُ مُسْلِمٌ

From Anas radliyallaahu anhu, that if the wife of a Jew is menstruating, then she will not eat with her. The Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam said, “Do everything except sex.” This hadith was narrated by Muslim.

Six: I’tikaf.

I’tikaf is one of the prohibitions for Muslim women during menstruation. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ : قَالَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِنِّيْ لَا أُحِلُّ الْمَسْجِدَ لِحَائِضٍ وَلَا جُنُبٍ . رَوَاهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ

From Aisha radliyallaahu anhaa, she said, “The Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam has said, “Indeed I do not allow women who are menstruating and people who are junub to stay in the mosque.” This hadith was narrated by Abu Dawud.

Seven: fasting (shaum).

Fasting (shaum) is one of the prohibitions for Muslim women during menstruation. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

عَنْ أَبِيْ سَعِيْدٍ الْخُدْرِيِّ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُ عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ : أَلَيْسَ إِذَا حَاضَتْ لَمْ تُصَلِّ وَلَمْ تَصُمْ

From Abu Sa’id al-Khudri radliyallahu anhu from the Prophet (Muhammad) sallallaahu alaihi wa sallam, he said, “Isn’t if she is menstruating then she does not pray and does not fast.”

Eight: divorced.

Divorce is one of the prohibitions for Muslim women during menstruation. We can find this explanation in the hadith below:

عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، أنَّهُ طَلَّقَ امْرَأَتَهُ، وَهي حَائِضٌ في عَهْدِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وسلَّمَ، فَسَأَلَ عُمَرُ بنُ الخَطَّابِ رَسُوْلَ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ عَنْ ذَلِكَ، فَقَالَ لَهُ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : مُرْهُ فَلْيُرَاجِعْهَا

From Ibn Umar, that he had divorced his wife when she was menstruating during the time of the Messenger of Allah (Prophet Muhammad) sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Umar bin Khattab then asked about it to the Messenger of Allah sallallahu alayhi wa sallam. Allah’s Messenger sallallahu ‘alayhi wa sallam then said to him, “Order him to return to his wife…”

That is a brief explanation of “don’ts during menstruation in Islam?”. As Muslims, we must understand that.

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