Menstruation in Quran and Hadith

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Menstruation in Quran and Hadith ~ Hi all readers! There are several types of blood that usually come out of the vagina of an adult woman. One of them is menstrual blood. Another type of blood is istihadhah blood. There is a general difference between the two types of blood. Now I will only explain menstruation in Quran and hadith.

Menstruation in Quran

Quran is the most important reference for Muslims. There are many important things found in Quran, such as the story of Prophets, story of ancient people, Islamic laws, especially menstruation.

We can find information about menstruation in Quran below;

وَيَسۡ‍َٔلُونَكَ عَنِ ٱلۡمَحِيضِۖ قُلۡ هُوَ أَذٗى فَٱعۡتَزِلُواْ ٱلنِّسَآءَ فِي ٱلۡمَحِيضِ وَلَا تَقۡرَبُوهُنَّ حَتَّىٰ يَطۡهُرۡنَۖ فَإِذَا تَطَهَّرۡنَ فَأۡتُوهُنَّ مِنۡ حَيۡثُ أَمَرَكُمُ ٱللَّهُۚ إِنَّ ٱللَّهَ يُحِبُّ ٱلتَّوَّٰبِينَ وَيُحِبُّ ٱلۡمُتَطَهِّرِينَ ٢٢٢

And they ask you about menstruation. Say: It is a discomfort; therefore, keep aloof from the women during the menstrual discharge and do not go near them until they have become clean; then when they have cleansed themselves, go in to them as Allah has commanded you; surely Allah loves those who turn much (to Him), and He loves those who purify themselves. (Al-Baqarah [2]; 222).

All Readers! The above verse contains a general explanation of menstruation. There is one thing that we can understand from the above verse, that menstruation is something dirty. Thus, menstrual blood is something unclean. That’s why women who are menstruating are not allowed to have sex.

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Menstruation in Hadith

The hadith is the second reference after the Quran. A Muslim must refer to him if he wants to decide on an issue. In it there are many explanations about menstruation. We can find some information about that in some of the hadiths below;

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا أَنَّ فَاطِمَةَ بِنْتَ أَبِيْ حُبَيْشٍ كَانَتْ تُسْتَحَاضُ فَقَالَ لَهَا رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ : إِنَّ دَمَّ الْحَيْضِ دَمٌّ أَسْوَدٌ يُعْرَفُ فَإِذَا كَانَ ذَاكَ فَأَمْسِكِيْ عَنِ الصَّلَاةِ فَإِذَا كَانَ الْآخِرُ فَتَوَضَّئِيْ وَصَلِّيْ . رَوَاهُ أَبُوْ دَاوُدَ

From Aisha radliyallaahu ‘anhaa, that Fathima bint Abu Habisy was experiencing a state of istihad. The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam then said to him, “Indeed the blood of the hadith is black. If the blood is like that, then don’t pray! If the blood is different, then perform ablution and pray.” The hadith is narrated by Abu Daud.

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 someone’s wife from the Yahud tribe is menstruating, then she will not eat with her. The Prophet sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam said, “Do everything except sex.” The hadith is narrated by Muslim.

عَنْ عَائِشَةَ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهَا قَالَتْ ؛ كَانَ رَسُوْلُ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ يَأْمُرُنِيْ فأَتَّزِرُ ، فَيُبَاشِرُنِيْ وَأَنَا حَائِضٌ . مُتَّفَقٌ عَلَيْهِ

From Aisha radliyallaahu ‘anhaa, she said, “The Messenger of Allah sallallaahu ‘alaihi wa sallam told me to wear a sarong. He then touched me and I was menstruating.” The hadith was narrated by al-Bukhari and Muslim.

عَنِ ابْنِ عَبَّاسٍ رَضِيَ اللهُ عَنْهُمَا عَنْ رَسُوْلِ اللهِ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ فِيْ الَّذِيْ يَأْتِيْ امْرَأَتَهُ وَهِيَ حَائِضٌ ، قَالَ ؛ يَتَصَدَّقُ بِدِيْنَارٍ أَوْ بِنِصْفِ دِيْنَارٍ . رَوَاهُ الْخَمْسَةُ

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