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Is it permissible for woman to read quran ayats during those 7 day period.

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Restrictions in menses

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Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 222:

They ask about the monthly periods (of the women). Say (O Prophet), It is a state of impurity; so keep apart from the women during their monthly periods and do not go near them (sexual intercourse) until they are clean.


The only things that a believing woman experiencing her natural menses is prohibited from doing in Shariah are:

  1. The actual act of sexual intercourse.
  2. Offering salaah.
  3. Observing fasts.
  4. Performing the tawaaf of the Sacred House.
  5. Entering a masjid.
  6. Physically touching the Glorious Quran.


Other than the above listed six restriction the believing woman who is experiencing her natural menses may do everything else she would do when in the state of purity, including reciting the Glorious Quran from memory, praising and extolling her Lord, doing dhikr or remembrance of her Lord, making supplications, etc.


The absolute majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that the menstruating women should abstain from physically touching a copy of the Glorious Quran, but there is absolutely no harm if she wishes to recite the Verses or Surahs of the Glorious Quran from her memory.


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