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Reward for a woman in Haidh

Nasihah (Advice): Difficulties of a believer – Expiation of sins

Sayyiduna Abdullah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports: “I visited Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam while he was suffering from a fever. I touched him and said: ‘O Rasool of Allah, your fever is extremely high.’ Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam replied, ‘Yes my fever is like the fever of two men of you.’ I asked, ‘Will you have a double reward for it?’ Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi wa Sallam replied in the affirmative and then said, ‘No Muslim is afflicted with any harm through sickness or anything else, except that Allah will shed his sins as a tree sheds its leaves.’” (Muslim)



Question and Answer:

  1. Is there any reward for the difficulty of a woman experiencing Haidh every Month?


  1. Yes, a woman experiencing Haidh (menstruation) will be rewarded for undergoing the difficulties of Haidh (menstruation).

It is reported from Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “No fatigue, nor disease, nor sorrow, nor sadness, nor hurt, nor distress befalls a Muslim, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn, but Allah expiates his sins for it.” (Bukhari)


And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai


(Islamic rulings on this Q&A newsletter are answered in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh) 


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