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Experiencing Haidh (Menstruation) in the State of Ihraam

Nasihah (Advice): The Reward for Salaah in Masjid al-Haraam


Sayyiduna Jabir Radhiyallahu Anhu reported that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam said, “The prayer in this Masjid of mine (in Madinah) is more excellent than a 1000 prayers in any other place except for the Masjid al-Haraam (in Makkah), for the prayer in the Masjid al-Haraam is 100,000 times more excellent.” (Musnad Ahmad)



Question and Answer:


  1. At the moment, Im in Makkah Mukarramah. I passed the Miqaat and I am in the state of Ihraam. If I experience my Haidh in the state of Ihraam, what should I do?

(Question published as received)


  1. In the enquired situation, if you are in the state of Ihraam in Makkah Mukarramah and you experience Haidh (menstruation), you should wait until your Haidh terminates and then you should continue with your Umrah and Tawaaf etc. as a women in Haidh is not allowed to perform the Tawaaf of Umrah etc. in the state Haidh.


However, if your Haidh did not terminate before the completion of your Tawaf of Umrah and you performed your Tawaaf of Umrah in such a situation, then in such a case, a penalty (Damm) will be necessary (Waajib).

A penalty refers to slaughtering an animal (sheep, goat) within the confines of Makkah Mukaaramah. (Fataawa Darul Uloom Zakariyya 3/420)

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa


Mufti Ebrahim Desai


(The answer hereby given is specifically based on the question asked and should be read together with the question asked. Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh unless otherwise stated.) 



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