Fasting & Periods

Shortened Question:

Are women allowed to fast during menstruations?


Can I fast during my periods?


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

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

It is forbidden for women to fast during menses[1]. However, women in their menses must make Qadha (make-up) for the missed fasts of Ramadhan after their menses[2].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.




[1] (ويحرم بالحيض والنفاس ثمانية أشياء: الصلاة والصوم) ولا يصحان لفوت شرط الصحة (و) يحرم (قراءة آية من القرآن)

[Maraqi al-Falah Sharh Nur al-Idhah, p. 34, Maktabah Imdadiyah, Multan; Imdad al-Fattah Sharh Nur al-Idha wa Najat al-Arwah, p. 139, Dar Taba`, Damascus]

(والحيض يسقط من الحائض الصلاة) ... (ويحرم عليها الصوم) إنما قال في الصوم يحرم وفي الصلاة يسقط لأن القضاء في الصوم واجب فلا يليق ذكر السقوط فيه والصلاة لاتقضى فحسن ذكر السقوط فيها

[Al-Jawharat an-Nayyirah Sharh Mukhtasar al-Quduri, p. 38, Mir Muhammad Kutub Khana, Karachi]

الحيض ... يمنع صلاة وصوما

[Kanz ad-Daqa`iq ma`a Sharh Al-Bahr ar-Ra`iq, 1: 193, H.M. Saeed Company]

[2] (وتقضي الحائض والنفساء الصوم دون الصلاة) لحديث عائشة رضي الله عنها "كان يصيبنا ذلك فنؤمر بقضاء الصوم ولا نؤمر بقضاء الصلاة" وعليه الإجماع

[Maraqi al-Falah Sharh Nur al-Idhah, p. 35, Maktabah Imdadiyah, Multan]

قال: والحائض والنفساء يقضيان الصوم ولا يقضيان الصلاة

[An-Nutaf fi al-Fatawa, p. 89, Dar al-Kutub al-Ilmiyyah, Beirut]

والحيض يسقط عن الحائض الصلاة ويحرم عليها الصوم وتقضي الصوم ولا تقضي الصلاة

[Al-Hidayah ma`a Sharh Fat`h al-Qadir, 1: 145, Al-Maktabah Al-Haqqaniyyah, Peshawar]

(فتقضيه دونها) أي فتقضي الصوم لزوما دون الصلاة لما في الكتب الستة عن معاذ ... وعليه انعقد الإجماع

[Al-Bahr al-Ra`iq Sharh Kanz ad-Daqa`iq, 1: 194, H.M. Saeed Company]

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