When to have a bath after Menses

Shortened Question:

Can I perform ghusl on the 8th day of my period?


As salaam walaikum

This question is on behalf of my sister she wanted to know is there a specific day to perform a ghusl as her mom said you can’t perform ghusl on 8th day of the period? As she wanted to take ghusl on 7th day but couldn’t take for some reason so she should perform a ghusl on 9th day directly??? Or is it ok to perform on 8th day?


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

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

In principle, one should perform ghusl immediately after the menses has ended, whether it is the eighth day or any other day[1].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




[1] الجنب إذا آخر الاغتسال إلى وقت الصلاة لا يأثم كذا في المحيط قد نقل الشيخ سراج الدين الهندي الإجماع على انه لا يجب الوضوء على المحدث والغسل على الجنب والحائض والنفساء قبل وجوب الصلاة أو أرادة ما لا يحل إلا به كذا في البحر الرائق كالصلاة وسجدة التلاوة ومس المصحف ونحوه كذا في محيط السرخسي

[Al-Fatawa al-Alamgiriyyah, 1: 19, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah]

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