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Is it allowed to take the pill to stop menstruation?




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

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



It is advisable not to interfere with ones natural cycle. However, if one uses some medication to control and suppress the cycle due to circumstances like in Hajj, it is permissible.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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Hanafi Fiqh > Mufti-Online.net

Is it permissible for a woman to go on pills to stop her menstruation during the month of Ramadan so as not to disturb her fasts and daily amal?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.


Menstruation is a natural thing that Allah Ta’ala has destined. The Shariah takes this into consideration and instructs women who menstruate in Ramadan not to fast in that state and to make up for the missed fasts after Ramadan.


It is not advisable to take pills to stop one’s menses just so one can fast in Ramadan, as stopping the menses in not natural and can negatively affect one’s health. Moreover, there is no need to do so. Inshallah, a woman who could not fast in Ramadan due to menses will get the same reward as fasting in Ramadan when she makes up for her missed fasts after Ramadan.


A menstruating woman is not prevented from engaging in all types of worship; she is permitted to engage in zikrullah (remembrance of Allah), sending salawaat upon Rasulullah (sallaaahu alaihi wa sallam) (darud), making dua etc.


(See: Fatawa Rahimiya: 8/136)


And Allah knows best.


Mufti Faizal Riza


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