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Assalamu alaikum Brother Burhan,

Please can you let me know if it is permissible for one to take a contraceptive pill during sehri or iftaar, which stops menstruation for the whole month of Ramzaan so one can fast throughout the month and not miss any due to menstruation.

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Pills to stop menstruation

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If the woman wishes to take a pill/s which would stop her natural menstruation cycle during the month of Ramadan, and thus enable her to fast and worship her Lord throughout the month…the majority of the scholars and jurists in Islam are of the opinion that there is absolutely no harm in her doing so.


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