Fatwa: # 16130
Category: Divorce (Talaaq)
Country: United Arab Emirates
Date: 31st January 2008

Title

Can i give her Talaaq while she is on her periods?

Question

i m Married for last 3 years, I Heard If ur Wife is in Period It Is Not Allowed to Give Talaaq As She is Naa Pak. What About If a Woman is in Period Is it Possible to do Nikah in that Case or it is Prohibited.

Answer

In the name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Assalaamu `alaykum waRahmatullahi Wabarakatoh

It is true that one should not issue his wife talaq during menses. However, if one did issue his wife talaq during menses, the talaq will be valid. (Bukhari, Chapter of Talaq)

If a woman experiences menses, it is permissible to marry her in that state. There is no prohibition to marry a woman in the state of menses. However, it is prohibited to consummate the marriage during menses.

And Allah knows best

Wassalam

Mufti Ebrahim Desai
Darul Iftaa

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