Taking a pill to delay one’s period

Q: I’d like to know if it would be within the shariah if I take the contraceptive pill to complete a month of fasting. I would also like to know if I would be allowed to take the pill before leaving for hajj this year inshallah.


A: We do not say it is impermissible, however on account of the health complications that this can cause, we do not encourage it. 

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.



Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)