Fatwa: # 36569
Category: Women
Country: Pakistan
Date: 26th January 2019


How to dispose Sanitary Pads?


1. Can one take full bath during periods?

2. How to discard sanitry pads? Should they be washed before being thrown?


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

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

(1) It is permissible to take a full bath in the state of menstrual cycles.

(2) It is preferable to bury the used sanitary pads. It is not necessary to wash the pads before disposing them. [1]

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Muhammad I.V Patel

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1]الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (6/ 405

(قوله ويستحب قلم أظافيره) وقلمها بالأسنان مكروه يورث البرص، فإذا قلم أظفاره أو جز شعره ينبغي أن يدفنه فإن رمى به فلا بأس وإن ألقاه في الكنيف أو في المغتسل كره لأنه يورث داء خانيه ويدفن أربعة الظفر والشعر وخرقة الحيض والدم عتابيه ط


الفتاوى الهندية -ط. دار الفكر (5/ 358)

فإذا قَلَّمَ أَطِّفَارَهُ أو جَزَّ شَعْرَهُ يَنْبَغِي أَنْ يَدْفِنَ ذلك الظُّفْرَ وَالشَّعْرَ الْمَجْزُوزَ فَإِنْ رَمَى بِهِ فَلَا بَأْسَ وَإِنْ أَلْقَاهُ في الْكَنِيفِ أو في الْمُغْتَسَلِ يُكْرَهُ ذلك لِأَنَّ ذلك يُورَثُ دَاءً كَذَا في فَتَاوَى قَاضِي خَانْ يَدْفِنُ أَرْبَعَةً الظُّفْرَ وَالشَّعْرَ وَخِرْقَةَ الْحَيْضِ وَالدَّمَ كَذَا في الْفَتَاوَى العابية

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