Menses: definition and rulings

Menses or Hayd is the natural blood discharge from women uterus through her vagina. It could start at the age of 9 and stops by the age of 50. It usually lasts for 6 to 7 days and it requires a bath at the end “ghusl”.

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  • Menses: definition and rulings

    The Arabic term, al-Hayd, which means ‘menstruation’, refers in Islamic context to the natural discharge of blood by a healthy woman on certain times from the lining of the uterus through the vagina, without the woman having had a childbirth.
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  • Things forbidden during menstruation

    Women in menstruation are forbidden from having penetrative sexual intercourse, prayers, fasting, holding Qur'an, performing Tawaf, reciting Qur'an, staying in a mosque, and getting divorced.
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  • Postnatal bleeding

    Postnatal discharge usually lasts for 4o days and women are not allowed to pray or fast during this duration. It doesn’t have a minimum duration but if she is clean before 40 days she can take a bath and offer prayers. 
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