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Can My Father, Husband or Brother Buy My Sanitary Pads?

23 November, 2021
Q Most sellers of sanitary pads, underpants are male and female sellers are rare. If my brother or father or husband or male members of my family bought these sanitary pads for me, will I be sinning in this case?

Answer

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:

There is no need for you to be ashamed of your father, husband or brother getting the pads or underpants for you if you are not able to get them for yourself.


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

There is no stigma attached to issues such as hayd (menses) or nifas (post-natal bleeding) in Islam. It is a pagan notion that Islam has eradicated, so we ought to reject it altogether.

The Prophet (peace be upon him) taught us not to be ashamed of menses as it is ‘something that Allah has decreed for the daughters of Adam.” He said this when suddenly Aishah slipped away excused herself from sharing the bed with the Prophet, and on being told that she was menstruating, he said the above words.

That is why the women-companions of the Prophet often come and raise questions on issues relating to menses and other women’s issues in front of other companions. Aishah, the Prophet’s wife, praised them for their boldness in raising such questions without any shyness.

Therefore, I would tell you there is no need for you to be ashamed of your father, husband or brother getting the pads or underpants for you if you are not able to get them for yourself.

Almighty Allah knows best.

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