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Please advise if I can delay / postpone my mensturation cycle by taking the Pills

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Dear Brother Burhan,

Assalam Alaikum.

Please advise if I can delay / postpone my mensturation cycle by taking the Pills as I do not want to loos any of the fasts during Ramadhan.

Kindly advise on this as Ramadhan has approached.

Zazakallah Khair,

Your sister in Islam

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Delay menses for Ramadhan

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Because such modern means and methods of postponing the menstruation cycle of women was not available at the time when the Quran was being revealed, the Quran and the Sunnah are silent on the issue; whereby it is neither prohibited nor encouraged.


The majority of the jurists and scholars in Islam are of the opinion that if a believing woman has these modern methods of delaying her menstruation cycle at her disposal and wishes to delay it to fulfill her worship to her Lord in Ramadan or to complete the rites of Umrah or Hajj, there is absolutely no harm and no sin if she chooses to do so.


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