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Are Women Allowed to Cut Hair or Nails During Menses?

11 September, 2021
Q Dear scholar, I have an important questions. Are women allowed to cut hair or nails during their 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:

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 There is nothing wrong if women cut hair or nails during their menses.

Answering your question, Sheikh Mustafa Umar, President of California Islamic University, states:

When a woman is menstruating, she is not allowed to pray, fast, recite the Quran, enter a mosque except for a necessity, have intercourse, or touch a copy of the Quran. She is allowed to do other things such as cutting her hair and nails.

Almighty Allah knows best.

About Sheikh Mustafa Umar
Sheikh Mustafa Umar is the President of California Islamic University.