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Discussion in 'Hanafi Fiqh' started by Haqbahu, Dec 12, 2013.
Is this Q/A specifically related to the menstruation period or is it haram in general?
Question 1: If a woman gets into bed at night in a state of purity and finds her underwear blood-stained when she wakes up, when is her menses considered to have started?
Her menses, even if it began at night, is considered to have started at the moment she notices the blood. For example, if she goes to bed without performing Salat al-Isha and wakes up after the sun has risen, she has to, even if her menstruation began at night, make up Salat al-Isha and Salat al-Fajr when she attains purification because her period is considered to have started after sunrise.
Question 2: If a woman gets into bed in a state of menstruation and sees no sign of blood on her pad when she wakes up, when is her menstruation considered to have stopped?
Her menstrual period is considered to have ended when she was asleep. If a woman goes to bed without performing Salat al-Isha and then wakes up within the time for Salat al-Fajr, she has to make up the Salat al-Isha because her menses is considered to have stopped while she was asleep.
Question 3: Is it permissible to take pills to delay menses in order not to miss any fast-days in Ramadan or in order to perform the rites of the hajj in their prescribed times?
It is permissible, but it is not necessary to do so.
Question 4: If a menstruating woman has a wet dream, does she have to take a ghusl (purificatory bath)?
She does not have to take a ghusl, but it is better if she does. She has to take a ghusl again when blood stops flowing.
Question 5: Is a menstruating lady allowed to recite the Qur'anic verse "Laa ilaaha illaa anta subhaanaka innee kuntu minadh dhaalimeen"?
She can recite it with the intention of making remembrance (dhikr).
Question 6: Can a menstruating woman recite Surat al-Ikhlas, Surat al-Falaq, and Surat an-Nas?
No, she cannot.
Question 7: Angels of compassion do not enter a house where there is a junub. Do they not enter a house where there is menstruating woman, either?
They enter a house where there is a menstruating woman, but they do not enter there if she does not take a ghusl when her menses stops.
Question 8: Is it haram to have sexual intercourse with one's wife by using a condom or by wrapping a cloth around one's penis?
Yes, it is haram.
Question 9: Having sexual intercourse with a menstruating woman is haram. If one commits this haram, what will the punishment for it be?
No punishment is imposed according to the Hanafi Madhhab. Such a person has to make repentance and beg Allahu ta'ala for forgiveness.
Question 10: Is it permissible for a woman to make up the salats that she missed because of menstruation and postnatal bleeding?
It is makruh. Wiping the whole head is sunnat when one is performing wudu', but washing the head is makruh. Likewise, it is makruh to make up those salats that a woman misses because of menstruation. (Bahr)