Menstrual Periods: About performing Hajj or Umrah or Prayers or I’tikaf

Posted on May 9, 2010

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Volume 001 :: Book 006 (Menstrual Periods) :: Hadith 293

Narrated By Al-Qasim :

‘Aisha said, “We set out with the sole intention of performing Hajj and when we reached Sarif, (a place six miles from Mecca) I got my menses. Allah’s Apostle came to me while I was weeping. He said ‘What is the matter with you? Have you got your menses?’ I replied, ‘Yes.’ He said, ‘This is a thing which Allah has ordained for the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do with the exception of the Taw-af (Circumambulation) round the Ka’ba.” ‘Aisha added, “Allah’s Apostle sacrificed cows on behalf of his wives.”

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Narrated By Abu Said Al-Khudri :

Once Allah’s Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o ‘Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, “O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women).” They asked, “Why is it so, O Allah’s Apostle ?” He replied, “You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you.” The women asked, “O Allah’s Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?” He said, “Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?” They replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her intelligence. Isn’t it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast during her menses?” The women replied in the affirmative. He said, “This is the deficiency in her religion.”

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Narrated By ‘Aisha :

We set out with the Prophet for Hajj and when we reached Sarif I got my menses. When the Prophet came to me, I was weeping. He asked, “Why are you weeping?” I said, “I wish if I had not performed Hajj this year.” He asked, “May be that you got your menses?” I replied, “Yes.” He then said, “This is the thing which Allah has ordained for all the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do except that you do not perform the Tawaf round the Ka’ba till you are clean.”

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Narrated By ‘Aisha :

Fatima bint Abi Hubaish said to Allah’s Apostle, “O Allah’s Apostle! I do not become clean (from bleeding). Shall I give up my prayers?” Allah’s Apostle replied: “No, because it is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So when the real menses begins give up your prayers and when it (the period) has finished wash the blood off your body (take a bath) and offer your prayers.”

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Narrated By Asma’ bint Abi Bakr :

A woman asked Allah’s Apostle, “O Allah’s Apostle! What should we do, if the blood of menses falls on our clothes?” Allah’s Apostle replied, “If the blood of menses falls on the garment of anyone of you, she must take hold of the blood spot, rub it, and wash it with water and then pray in (with it).”

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Narrated By ‘Aisha :

Whenever anyone of us got her menses, she, on becoming clean, used to take hold of the blood spot and rub the blood off her garment, and pour water over it and wash that portion thoroughly and sprinkle water over the rest of the garment. After that she would pray in (with) it.

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Narrated By ‘Aisha :

One of the mothers of the faithful believers (i.e. the wives of the Prophet) did l’tikaf while she was having bleeding in between her periods.

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Narrated By ‘Aisha :

In the last Hajj of Allah’s Apostle I assume the Ihram for Hajj along with Allah Apostle. I was one of those who intended Tamattu’ (to perform Hajj and ‘Umra) and did not take the Hadi (animal for sacrifice) with me. I got my menses and was not clean till the night of ‘Arafa I said, “O Allah’s Apostle! It is the night of the day of ‘Arafat and I intended to perform the Hajj Tamattu’ with ‘Umra Allah’s Apostle told me to undo my hair and comb it and to postpone the ‘Umra. I did the same and completed the Hajj. On the night of Al-Hasba (i.e. place outside Mecca where the pilgrims go after finishing all the ceremonies Hajj at Mina) he (the Prophet ordered ‘Abdur Rahman (‘Aisha’s brother) to take me to At-Tan’im to assume the lhram for’Umra in lieu of that of Hajj-atTamattu’ which I had intended to perform.

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Narrated By ‘Aisha :

On the 1st of Dhul-Hijja we set out with the intention of performing Hajj. Allah’s Apostle said, “Any one who likes to assume the Ihram for ‘Umra he can do so. Had I not brought the Hadi with me, I would have assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra. “Some of us assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra while the others assumed the Ihram for Hajj. I was one of those who assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra. I got menses and kept on menstruating until the day of ‘Arafat and complained of that to the Prophet. He told me to postpone my ‘Umra, undo and comb my hair, and to assure the Ihram of Hajj and I did so. On the right of Hasba, he sent my brother ‘Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me to At-Tah’im, where I assumed the Ihram for’Umra in lieu of the previous one. Hisham said, “For that (‘Umra) no Hadi, fasting or alms were required.

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Narrated By ‘Urwa :

‘Aisha said, “We set out with the Prophet in his last Hajj. Some of us intended to perform ‘Umra while others Hajj. When we reached Mecca, Allah’s Apostle said, ‘Those who had assumed the lhram for’Umra and had not brought the Hadi should finish his lhram and whoever had assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra and brought the Hadi should not finish the Ihram till he has slaughtered his Hadi and whoever had assumed the lhram for Hajj should complete his Hajj.” ‘Aisha further said, “I got my periods (menses) and kept on menstruating till the day of ‘Arafat, and I had assumed the Ihram for ‘Umra only (Tamattu’). The Prophet ordered me to undo and comb my head hair and assume the lhram for Hajj only and leave the ‘Umra. I did the same till I completed the Hajj. Then the Prophet sent ‘Abdur Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me and ordered me to perform ‘Umra from At-Tan’im in lieu of the missed ‘Umra.”

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Narrated By ‘Aisha :

Fatima bint Abi Hubaish used to have bleeding in between the periods, so she asked the Prophet about it. He replied, “The bleeding is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So give up the prayers when the (real) menses begin and when it has finished, take a bath and start praying.”

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Narrated By Mu’adha :

A woman asked ‘Aisha, “Should I offer the prayers that which I did not offer because of menses” ‘Aisha said, “Are you from the Huraura’ (a town in Iraq?) We were with the Prophet and used to get our periods but he never ordered us to offer them (the Prayers missed during menses).” ‘Aisha perhaps said, “We did not offer them.”

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Narrated By Aiyub :

Hafsa said, ‘We used to forbid our young women to go out for the two ‘Id prayers. A woman came and stayed at the palace of Bani Khalaf and she narrated about her sister whose husband took part in twelve holy battles along with the Prophet and her sister was with her husband in six (out of these twelve). She (the woman’s sister) said, “We used to treat the wounded, look after the patients and once I asked the Prophet, ‘Is there any harm for any of us to stay at home if she doesn’t have a veil?’ He said, ‘She should cover herself with the veil of her companion and should participate in the good deeds and in the religious gathering of the Muslims.’ When Um ‘Atiya came I asked her whether she had heard it from the Prophet. She replied, “Yes. May my father be sacrificed for him (the Prophet)! (Whenever she mentioned the Prophet she used to say, ‘May my father be sacrificed for him) I have heard the Prophet saying, ‘The unmarried young virgins and the mature girl who stay often screened or the young unmarried virgins who often stay screened and the menstruating women should come out and participate in the good deeds as well as the religious gathering of the faithful believers but the menstruating women should keep away from the Musalla (praying place).’ ” Hafsa asked Um ‘Atiya surprisingly, “Do you say the menstruating women?” She replied, “Doesn’t a menstruating woman attend ‘Arafat (Hajj) and such and such (other deeds)?”

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Narrated By ‘Aisha :

Fatima bint Abi Hubaish asked the Prophet, “I got persistent bleeding (in between the periods) and do not become clean. Shall I give up prayers?” He replied, “No, this is from a blood vessel. Give up the prayers only for the days on which you usually get the menses and then take a bath and offer your prayers.”

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Narrated By ‘Aisha : (The wife of the Prophet)

Um Habiba got bleeding in between the periods for seven years. She asked Allah’s Apostle about it. He ordered her to take a bath (after the termination of actual periods) and added that it was (from) a blood vessel. So she used to take a bath for every prayer.

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Narrated By ‘Aisha : (The wife of the Prophet)

I told Allah’s Apostle that Safiya bint Huyai had got her menses. He said, “She will probably delay us. Did she perform Tawaf (Al-Ifada) with you?” We replied, “Yes.” On that the Prophet told her to depart.

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Narrated By Ibn ‘Abbas :

A woman is allowed to leave (go back home) if she gets menses (after Tawaf-Al-Ifada). Ibn ‘Umar formerly used to say that she should not leave but later on I heard him saying, “She may leave, since Allah’s Apostle gave them the permission to leave (after Tawaf-Al-Ifada).”

Volume 001 :: Book 006 (Menstrual Periods) :: Hadith 327

Narrated By ‘Aisha :

The Prophet said to me, “Give up the prayer when your menses begin and when it has finished, wash the blood off your body (take a bath) and start praying.”

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Narrated By Samura bin Jundab :

The Prophet offered the funeral prayer for the dead body of a woman who died of (during) delivery (i.e. child birth) and he stood by the middle of her body.

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Narrated By Maimuna : (The wife of the Prophet)

During my menses, I never prayed, but used to sit on the mat beside the mosque of Allah’s Apostle. He used to offer the prayer on his sheet and in prostration some of his clothes used to touch me.”

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