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Painful Periods - What Should You Know?

Painful Periods - What Should You Know?

For a few days every month, when she got her monthly period, fifteen year old Manal* could barely endure the activities of a typical school day.  The severe pain in her back and cramping in her abdomen made focusing in class difficult and rigorous activities like sports or P.E. nearly impossible. Manal found a tiny …

Is the Mosque "Off-limits" for Menstruating Women?

Is the Mosque "Off-limits" for Menstruating Women?

Let me start answering this question by the following conclusion: The House of Allah is never “off-limits” for any believer, man or woman, at any time.  Is it permissible for a menstruating woman to stay in the Mosque without offering prayer? Scholars differ in opinion concerning the permissibly of entering the mosque for a menstruating …

Menstruation - The Woman’s Monthly Cleanser

Menstruation - The Woman’s Monthly Cleanser

Allah gave us, the daughters of Adam, a special superpower– the ability to give birth to the human race. And the period is nothing but a by-product of that superpower. Think about it: why did Allah make our reproductive system such that our womb is washed…

duaa menstruation

New Muslim Sister: Can I Make Du'aa' During Menstruation?

Short Answer: “Yes, definitely you can make du’aa’ (supplication) to Allah anytime you want!… Regarding your other question, do you have to do wudu and wear your prayer garment? No, not necessarily. We call upon Allah whenever and wherever. So it is not limited to when we have ablution and dressed in certain garments.” Salam Dear Sister, Thank you so …

Menses Disorder How to Pray

Menses Disorder: How to Pray?

Wa `alaykum as-Salamu wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh. 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: As for menses, it is known that each woman has a special cycle. So, the regular period should be observed …

Menses and Overcoming Depression

Short Answer: To be able to combat your feelings of depression, remind yourself that you’re not being prevented from connecting with God, nor are you being banished from His mercy because something is wrong with you. Much to the contrary, there is nothing wrong with you. In fact, God is giving you a lighter load in consideration of …

Does Madhi Break the Fast؟

Does Madhi Break the Fast?

What is the ruling on a person who discharges semen or pre-seminal fluid (madhi) as a result of playing with his wife while observing an expiatory fasting?



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