Menstruating and Postpartum During Ramadan ~ Hi all! In a number of previous articles, I explained that menstrual blood and postpartum blood were unclean. You also know that women who are menstruating or parturition cannot pray. Well, in this article I will explain, can Muslim women who are menstruating or childbirth be fasting or not?
Before I answer the question above and speak more about menstruating and postpartum in Ramadan, I will quote the two hadiths below.
Hadith About Menstruating and Postpartum During Ramadan
The hadith about menstruating and postpartum during Ramadan that I mean is as follows:
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 of Prophet (Muhammad) sallallahu alaihi wa sallam, he said, “Isn’t it if she is menstruating so she is not praying and not fasting.”
The hadith below is a history of Aisah bint Abu Bakr radliyallahu anha. She was one of the wives of the Prophet Muhammad.
كُنَّا نَحِيْضُ عَلَى عَهْدِ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فَنُؤْمَرُ بِقَضَاءِ الصَّوْمِ وَلَا نُؤْمَرُ بِقَضَاءِ الصَّلَاةِ
We were then ordered to change fasting and we were not ordered to replace prayer (salat).
If we observe the two hadiths above, we will understand a number of things as follows;
One; Muslim women who are menstruating or parturition may not fast.
Two; Muslim women who do not fast because of menstruation or childbirth must replace fasting that has been abandoned.