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 Is it permissible for a woman in her menses to make zikr?

Question

 

i just wanted to know whether a woman in her menses can make zikr of Allah SWt?

Im habituated to read Names of allahSWT, Quranic Ayatas,Durood and some wazaifs..

Can i do the above Zikr ? or Is it  a sin to make zikr during menses?Please carify in the light of Hadeeth… And please specify what to read or what not to during menses. Jazakallahu khair.

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Answer

 

In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

According to the Hanafi madhab, a woman in haidh is not permitted to recite the Qur’ān whether from memory or by using the Qur’ān.[1] This prohibition is clearly stated in a hadith. Rasūlullah (sallāhu ‘alayhi wa sallam) has stated:

لاَ تَقْرَأِ الحَائِضُ، وَلاَ الجُنُبُ شَيْئًا مِنَ القُرْآنِ 

Translation: A woman who is her haidh (menstruation) and a person who is in the state of janābat (major impurity) should not recite anything from Qur’ān.[2]

However, it is permissible for a woman in menstruation to engage in dhikr and du‘ā’.[3] As such, she may recite those verses of the Qur’ān which are in the context of a du‘ā’, such as Sūrah Fātihah, Āyat al-Kursī, etc. However, the intention should be of du‘ā’ and not to recite the Qur’ān.[4]

 

And Allah Ta‘āla Knows Best

Fahad Abdul Wahab

Student Darul Iftaa

USA

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai                                                                                                                                                                                                                

www.Daruliftaa.net

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