Making Up Prayers after Stop of Menses: Necessary?
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Making Up Prayers after Menses: Necessary?

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Reem

Reply Date

Feb 23, 2019

Question

Say that one person goes to sleep and wakes up after Fajr time has expired and sees that menses is over. Is this person required to make up the Fajr prayer? What about a person who was on menses during Zhuhr and then checks again at Maghrib and sees that menses is over. Does this mean she has to make up Zhuhr and Asr because it seems nothing came out after checking in Zhuhr?

Mufti

Answer


Making Up Prayers after Stop of Menses

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

All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.


In this fatwa:

1- If you woke up to find out that you menses stopped, you ought to pray Fajr if the time still remains.

2- If the time has already expired, then you need not pray.


In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada, states:

Women who are menstruating are supposed to pray only after they are certain that menses has stopped. Once they can ascertain this fact, they should perform ghusl and pray, if it is still the time of prayer.

In other words, you ought to make up a prayer-if your menses stops before its time is up. In case of menses stopping after the time, you only need to pray the next prayer.

If, therefore, you woke up to find out that you menses stopped, you ought to pray Fajr if the time still remains. If, however, the time has already expired, then you need not pray-unless you have reasons to believe that menses had stopped before the end of Fajr time.

In case of doubt, you should follow the safest principle, as far as the acts of worship are concerned, which is to make up the prayer. The same rule applies to all daily prayers.

Almighty Allah knows best.

Source: www.askthescholar.com




About Sheikh Ahmad Kutty

Sheikh Ahmad Kutty is a Senior Lecturer and an Islamic Scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada.

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