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Entering the Masjid while in menstruation?


Nasihah (Advice): Take stock of yourself daily

Maymoon Bin Mihran used to say: “A person cannot achieve piety until he keeps an account of himself like how he keeps a check on his business partner in his management of funds.” (Tirmizi)

Question and Answer:
Q. Can a female enter the Musjid when she is menstruating?

(Query published as received)

A. It is not permissible for a female to enter the Musjid when she is menstruating.

Sayyidatuna Aa’ishah (Radiyallahu Anha) reports that Rasulullah (Sallallahu Alaihi Wasallam) has said:

“I do not permit the Musjid for the woman in her menses and an impure person (in need of a Fardh Ghusl)” (Abu Dawood, Hadith #: 232)

And Allah Knows Best

Mufti Suhail Tarmahomed

Fatwa Department
Jamiatul Ulama (KZN)
Council of Muslim Theologians

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