Menses remember Allah.
Mu' meneen Brothers and Sisters,
As Salaam Aleikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh.
(May Allah's Peace, Mercy and Blessings be upon all of you)
One of our brothers/sisters has asked
...can a woman read DROOD SHREEF and AYAT-E-KREEMA and names of almighty
allah like YAA HAYYOO YAA QAUUMMOO.orpther mercy full names
without WADDHU and uncoverd head n specially in the periods. please clear
me brieflely. JAZAK ALLAH HU KHAAIR
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His
help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide,
and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear
witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear
witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His
Firstly sister, the believing woman is obligated to adorn
the ‘hijaab’ and cover her hair only when in the presence of non-mehram males
and while offering her prayers. She is
under absolutely no obligation to adorn the ‘hijaab’ or cover her hair when she
intends to remember or invoke her Lord, or recite the durood, or recite the
Glorious Quran, or make supplications, etc.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 24 Surah
Noor verse 31:
31 And say to the believing women that they should lower their gaze and
guard their modesty; that they should not display their beauty and ornaments except that which is displayed of itself;
that they should draw their veils
over their bosoms and not display their beauty except to their husbands,
their fathers, their husbands' fathers,…..
Secondly, being in the state of ‘wudu’ and purity is a
pre-condition only when one wishes to offer one’s prayers, or perform the
‘tawaaf’ around the Holy Kaaba, and it is recommended and preferred that one be
in the state of ‘wudu’ when one touches a copy of the Glorious Quran.
One is not required to be in the state of ‘wudu’ to
remember or invoke their Lord, or recite the ‘durood’, or recite the Glorious
Quran from memory, or make supplications unto their Lord Most Gracious, etc.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 5 Surah
Maidah verse 6:
6 O ye who believe! When ye
prepare for prayer wash your faces and your hands (and arms) to the
elbows; rub your heads (with water); and (wash) your feet to the ankles.
The only restrictions placed by Shariah upon the believing
women who is experiencing her natural monthly menstruation are:
cannot offer her prayers
cannot observe fasts
cannot enter a masjid
cannot have sexual intercourse with her husband
is recommended that she does not touch a copy of the Glorious Quran.
Other than the above listed five restrictions, the
believing woman who is experiencing her natural menstruation is at absolute
liberty to do what she normally does when in the state of purity……she is at
liberty to remember and invoke her Lord Most Gracious, recite the ‘durood’,
recite the Glorious Quran from memory, make supplications, etc. as often as she
wills and pleases.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah
Baqarah verse 222:
222 They ask thee concerning women's (menstruation) courses. Say: ‘They are a hurt and a pollution; so
keep away from women (sexual intercourse) in their courses and do not approach
them until they are clean. But when they
have purified themselves ye may approach them in any manner time or place
ordained for you by Allah. For Allah
loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves
pure and clean
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only
due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me
alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is
the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and
well wisher in Islam,