Fatwa: # 40228
Category: Women
Country: Saudi Arabia
Date: 9th July 2017


Reciting Quran whilst in mensuration.


Assalamualaikum wa rahmathullahi wabarakaathuhu. ....my doubt is....is it possible to read or study quran during women's hayl time....is am a student who studied in thableeg banat at present I am in saudi arabia here most of the salafs are teaching quran during hayl .... they are telling there is no hadees that ladies should not recite during mensuration time.


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

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

According to majority of scholars(mujtahideen) a woman in haid (menstruation) is not permitted to recite the Qur’ān whether from memory, using a copy of the Qur’ān.1

Consider the following Hadith,

عَنِ ابْنِ عُمَرَ، عَنِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ قَالَ: لاَ تَقْرَأِ الحَائِضُ، وَلاَ الجُنُبُ شَيْئًا مِنَ القُرْآنِ.

Hazrat Abdullah Ibn Umar says that Rasullullah صلي الله عليه وسلم   said, a woman who is in her haid (menstruation) and a person who is in the state of janābat (major impurity) should not recite anything from Qur’ān. سنن الترمذي ت بشار (1/ 194)

Imam Tirmidhi رحمه الله  states under this hadith,

وَهُوَ قَوْلُ أَكْثَرِ أَهْلِ العِلْمِ مِنْ أَصْحَابِ النَّبِيِّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، وَالتَّابِعِينَ، وَمَنْ بَعْدَهُمْ مِثْلِ: سُفْيَانَ الثَّوْرِيِّ، وَابْنِ المُبَارَكِ، وَالشَّافِعِيِّ، وَأَحْمَدَ وَإِسْحَاقَ، 

This the view of majority of the companions of Rasullah    صلي الله عليه وسلم and the successors to the Sahabah and their heirs. Such as Hazrat Sufyan Thauri, Hazrat Abdullah ibn Mubarak, Imaam Shafi, Imaam Ahmad and Imaam Ishaq.

The hadith in reference is narrated through many chains of narrators and is considered authentic as also understood from the references in the footnotes.2

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Huzaifah Deedat

Student Darul Iftaa
Lusaka, Zambia 

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


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