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Question: Can You Recite Any Suras From The Qur’an When You Are Menstruating?






In the name of Allah, Most Compassionate, Most Merciful,


From a previous answer:


Rules concerning post-natal bleeding (nifas) and haid:


1. The woman who is in haid or post-natal bleeding (nifas) and bathing is wajib on her, then it is not permissible for her to enter a mosque, to make tawaaf of the Ka’bah, to read the Quran or to touch it. However, if the Quran is in a casing, or wrapped in a cloth, or covered with a cloth jacket which is not stitched to the Quran and which can be removed; then in such a case, the Quran could be touched and could also be carried.


2. The person who does not have wudu, even he cannot touch the Quran. However, he could recite it out of memory.


3. Touching a coin, saucer, amulet (ta’wiz), etc. on which some Quranic verse is written is also not permissible for the above mentioned persons. However, if these things are kept in a packet or container, it is permissible to carry that packet or container.


4. It is not permissible to hold or carry the Quran with the sleeve of the kurta or the edge of a scarf. However, if it is a cloth that is not attached to the body, it will be permissible to carry it with that cloth.


5. It is permissible to read a word from a verse (ayat) or half a verse. However, that half verse should not equal any full verse in length.


6. If the entire Surah Fatihah is recited with the intention of dua, or if any other duas in the Quran are recited with the intention of dua and not with the intention of tilaawat (recitation); then it will be permissible and there is no sin in this. For example, the dua:


“Rabbana aatina fid dunya hasanataw wa fil aakhirati hasanataw wa qinaa adhaaban naar.”

and the dua:


” “Rabbana la tu’aakhidhna in naseena aw akhta’naa… till the end which is towards the end of Surah Baqarah or any other dua which is in the Quran. It will be permissible to read all such verses with the intention of dua.


7. It is also permissible to read Dua-e-Qunoot. (the dua which is read in Witr prayer).


8. If a woman is teaching the Quran to girls, then in such a case it will be permissible for her to spell out the words. When she is teaching them to read with fluency, she should not recite the entire verse, but should read one or two words at a time and after every word or two, she should break her breath. She should teach them to read fluently by stopping regularly.


9. It is permissible to read the kalimah, durood, to take the name of Allah, to read istighfaar (repentance), or any other remembrance (dhikr) such as:

“La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al-aliyyil azeem.”


10. In the period of haid, it is mustahab for a woman to make wudu at the time of prayer, to sit in a clean place and take the name of Allah Ta’ala so that she does not forget the habit of offering her prayer, and when she gets pure she is not reluctant to offer her prayer.

(From The Basic Fiqh of Menstruation)




SunniPath Fiqh Team


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@Siter marryam


Your question:

:assalam: :)

1. The woman who is in haid it is not permissible for her to enter a mosque

Why is it not permissible for a menstruating woman to enter mosque? Reason? whats the basis of this ruling? Just want to know. If you know, please share.






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It Is Permissible To Recite Ayat al-Kursi And Four Quls During Haidh?



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

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


It is permissible for a female experiencing her menstrual cycle to recite Surah Fātihah, Ayat al-Kursi and the 4 Quls (Surah Kāfirūn, Surah Ikhlās, Surah Falaq, and Surah Nās) with the intention of Duā and not with the intention of merely reciting Qurān. The intention should be purely of Duā. 


The prohibition of reciting the Qurān for a female experiencing her menstrual cycle is when the verses are recited verbally. If the verses are recited in the heart without the movement of the tongue, then this is permissible regardless of the intention.[ii]


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Checked and Approved by,

Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

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Touching the Holy Qur’an While Being Impure

This article by Shaykh Dr. Abul Hasan Hussain Ahmed is a short analysis and presenatation of some of the evidences on the impermissibility of touching the Qur’an whilst being in a state of major impurity (Hadath al-Akbar).


According to the Fiqh of the Hanafi Madhhab, it is not permissible for the one who is in the state of major impurity to touch the Mushaf (the actual text of the Holy Qur’an). This includes women in their menses and postpartum period.

The evidences:

The narration of Amr ibn Hazm:

In Imam Malik’s Muwatta[1] it states:
Book 15: The Qur’an >> Section 1: The Order to Be In Wudu (When Touching the Qur’an)
Book 15, Number 15.1.1:

Yahya related to me from Malik from Abdullah ibn Abi Bakr ibn Hazm that in a letter[2] that the Messenger of Allah, may Allah bless him and grant him peace sent to Amr ibn Hazm it said that no-one should touch the Qur’an unless he was pure.

Malik said, “No-one should carry the Qur’an by its strap, or on a cushion, unless he is pure. If it were permissible to do so, it would also have been permissible to carry it in its cover. This is not because there is something on the hands of the one who carries it by which the Qur’an will be soiled, but because it is disapproved of for someone to carry the Qur’an without being pure out of respect for the Qur’an, and in order to honour it.”

Malik said, “The best thing that I have heard about this is the ayat ‘None touch it except the purified.'[3] (Sura 56 ayat 79). It ranks with the ayat in Surat Abasa (Sura 80), where Allah, the Blessed and Exalted, says, ‘No, it is a reminder, and whoever wishes will remember it. Upon honoured pages, exalted and purified, by the hands of scribes, noble and obedient.’ ”

[1] Aisha Bewley edn.
[2] To Yemen
[3] The commentators of the Qur’an have also mentioned that this refers to the Angels alone




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Woman in menses reciting the Quraan on her phone

Q: Is it permissible for a woman in menses to recite the Quraan from her phone as she will not be touching the actual Quraan? 


A: It is not permissible for a woman in menses to recite the Quraan Majeed, whether from memory or while looking in the Quraan Majeed. Hence, it is not permissible for her to recite from the phone.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

عن ابن عمر، عن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلم قال: لا تقرأ الحائض، ولا الجنب شيئا من القرآن (سنن الترمذي، الرقم: 131)

وليس للحائض مس المصحف ولا دخول المسجد ولا قراءة آية تامة من القرآن (المبسوط للسرخسي 3/195)

ومنها أن لا تقرأ القرآن عندنا لحديث ابن عمر رضي الله عنهما أن النبي صلى الله عليه وسلّم كان نهى الحائض والجنب عن قراءة القرآن (المحيط البرهاني 1/216)

(و) يمنع حل (دخول مسجد ... وقراءة قرآن) بقصده (ومسه) ولو مكتوبا بالفارسية في الأصح (وإلا بغلافه) المنفصل كما مر (وكذا) يمنع (حمله) كلوح وورق فيه آية

(قوله وقراءة قرآن) أي ولو دون آية من المركبات لا المفردات؛ لأنه جوز للحائض المعلمة تعليمه كلمة كلمة كما قدمناه (رد المحتار 1/293)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)


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