Can’t we use napkins when we are having our period?

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Some sisters say that when we are having our menstruation period, we should not use napkins instead we should use a piece of cloth and wash them after use. Is it something that Islam recommends? Aren’t we allowed to use napkins & throw it away? If so, why? Please benefit us with your knowledge.


It is permissible for a female to use throw away napkins and/or sanitary
pads during her monthly periods.

Was salaam

Mufti E Desai
Fatwa Dept.

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