Disposing of menstrual pads

Q: Is it ok burn the menstrual pads? Is there any gunaah for doing so? People say that this act creates nahoosat in the home. Is this right?


A: This is superstition. Superstition has no basis in Islam. However there is no need to burn it. One may dispose of it in a place that is concealed from people. 

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

عن عائشة رضي الله عنها ، قالت : قال رسول الله صلى الله عليه وسلم : من أحدث في أمرنا هذا ما ليس منه فهو رد (مشكاة # 140)

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)