Hajj Series: Menses during Hajj

Nasihah (Advice): How should a menstruating woman perform her Hajj?


Sayyidah `Aisha Radiyallahu anha narrates, “We set out with the Prophet () for Hajj and when we reached Sarif I got my menses. When Rasulullah () came to me, I was weeping. He asked, “Why are you weeping?” I said, “I wish if I had not performed Hajj this year.” He asked, “May be that you got your menses?” I replied, “Yes.” He then said, “This is a thing which Allah has ordained for all the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do except that you do not perform the Tawaf around the Ka`bah till you are clean.” (Bukhari)




Question and Answer


  1. What should a woman do if she experiences her Haidh (menses) during Hajj?


  1. A. A woman who experiences her menses during Hajj will continue with all the actions of Hajj besides Tawaaf-e-Ziyaarat and Tawaaf-e-Widaa.


Tawaaf-e-Ziyaarat is obligatory (Fard) and is done after the pelting on the 10th of Zul-Hijjah. A woman in menses will wait until her menses ends and thereafter perform Tawaaf-e-Ziyaarat even if it is performed after the 12th of Zul-Hijjah.


Tawaaf Ziyaarah must be performed before she departs from Makkah.


Tawaaf-e-Widaa is compulsory (Waajib) and must be performed by the non-residents of Makkah Mukarramah before returning home.


However, a woman in the state of menses is exempt from performing this Tawaaf if she is in the state of menses at the time of her departure from Makkah. (Muallimul-Hujjaaj)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best


Mufti Moosa Salie

Mufti Taahir Hansa


(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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