Menstruation in Islam

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The ḥaiḍ (حيض menses) is the religious state of menstruation in Islam.[1][2] Menstruation relates to various purity related restrictions in Islamic sexual jurisprudence.[3][4]

Muslim women that are going through menstrual bleeding are exempt from fasting during the Ramadan,[5] but have to make them up after menstruation. It is not permissible for a man to have intercourse with menstruating wife. It is prohibited for a man to divorce a menstruating woman during her menses.

Women should keep proper measures of hygiene and should not perform prayer.

When the menstruating period is over, women have to perform Ghusl.


  1. ^ Ghulamali Ismail Naji Family Life in Islam 1973 Page v "The Prophet (S.A.) thereupon explained to her in clear words that the abnormal flow of blood after the scheduled period of 'Haiz' (menses) was not menstrual, detailing the fact that menstrual blood is more viscous than normal blood, during"
  2. ^ Jaffur Shurreef, Gerhard Andreas Herklots Islam in India 8171568068 Page 53 1921 "The illness at the lunar periods is expressed by ' the approach of the menses ' (haiz and), v the arrival of the season for bathing ' (nihanl diid), ' the head becoming dirty ' (sir mailil hond), ' becoming unfit for prayers ' (benamdzl dnd), "
  3. ^ Majid Mohammadi Political Islam in Post-revolutionary Iran 1848852762 2015 Page 24 "in the authenticity of Islamic texts and a clerical understanding of these texts is projected to be not only a religious threat ... ̄ (the scholars of Islamic law) is not merely to teach haiz and nefa ̄s (menstruating and puerperiums, purity of women); ..."
  4. ^ Ayatullah Sayyid Abulqasim al-Khui Islamic Laws of Ayatullah Khui 1312532505 2014 "Atonement for sexual intercourse with a haiz is coined gold weighing 3.457 grams for the first part, 1.729 grams for the second part and 0.865 grams for the third part of the period of menses. For example if blood is discharged from the body of .."
  5. ^ Frisk, Sylva (2009). Submitting to God: Women and Islam in Urban Malaysia. NIAS Press. p. 121. ISBN 978-8776940485. Retrieved 30 May 2017.