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03/11/2017 The Fit Hijabi in Religion /

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Let’s talk about periods and Islam

Being Muslim : A Practical Guide by Asad Tarsin.

Shari’ah has rules particular to women, especially with menstruation and post-partum bleeding.

The womb is a sacred organ in Islam. God said, ” I am God and I am the Merciful (al-Rahman). I created the womb (rahm) and derived its name from My own. If someone connects the [ties of the] womb, I will connect him with Me, but if someone severs the [ties of the] womb, I will cut him off from Me.”

The womb is “the seat of the creative force of God in this world, among other things, that makes a women so highly esteemed in the faith [pg. 93].”

Prophet Muhammad ﷺ said that “Heaven lies beneath the feet of mothers.”

Shari’ah states that it is haram to perform certain acts because that this bleeding causes major ritual impurity.

Women are not allowed to perform the following obligatory acts:

  • Salah: she is not obliged to make them up
  • Fasting: she is required to make up obligatory fasts of Ramadan
  • Touching an Arabic-Language Copy of the Quran: she can touch it if she is teaching or studying
  • Entering the Prayer Area of a Formally Designated Mosque
  • Having Intercourse with Her Spouse

[pg. 93]

When the bleeding stops, she must take a ghusl to purify herself.

If a menstrual period lasts longer than fifteen days, or if post-partum bleeding lasts longer than sixty days, it is considered dysfunctional bleeding.

If she has dysfunctional bleeding, then she needs to perform ghusl and consider herself free from impurity.

If the dysfunctional bleeding only lasts half a day, then she would have just to perform wudu. If it lasts more than half of the day, she is to perform wudu before every prayer, but not required.

 

 

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