Hifz & Haidh

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Askimam.org

Is there any rukhsah for female doing hifzul quraan that she will can be allowed to recite quraan as normal in their haiz as she is in her learning process and many of them have their periods number of days and they are unable to pray any quraan in these days.. no sabaq or sabaq para or dour.. if this keeps happening they forget what ever little they have learnt and Hifz becomes extremely difficult..and it goes on for years and many also get put of after sometime . If its allowed then its very easy for them…also is it allowed by any other imaam!!

Its only recitation not to touching the quraan as they can open with the help of some one or a object…the reason im asking is some1 told me that lately ulama have given ijaazah for this jazaakumullohu khayra


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salamu’alaykum wa-rahmatullahi wa –barakatuh.

According to the Hanafi Mazhab (school of thought) it is impermissible for a woman in Haidh (menstrual period) to recite Quraan.[1] Consider the following Ahadeeth:

لَا تَقْرَأُ الْحَائِضُ الْقُرْآنَ 

A woman in Haidh (menstruation) should not recite Quraan (Musannaf ibne Abi Shaibah, Vol. 1, Pg. 98, Maktabatur Rushd-Riyaadh)

لَا تَقْرَأِ الْحَائِضُ وَلَا النُّفَسَاءُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ شَيْئًا

A woman who is her Haidh (menstruation) and Nifaas (child birth bleeding) should not recite anything from Quraan (Sunane Daarre Quthni, Vol. 2, Pg. 462, Muassissatur Risaalah-Beirut-Lebanon)

لاَ تَقْرَأِ الحَائِضُ وَلاَ الجُنُبُ مِنَ القُرْآنِ شَيْئًا، إِلاَّ طَرَفَ الآيَةِ وَالحَرْفَ وَنَحْوَ ذَلِكَ

A woman who is her Haidh (menstruation) and a person who is in the state of Janaabat (major impurity) should not recite anything from Quraan except a portion of a verse or a letter or something like that. (Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Pg. 195, Daarul Qarbul Islaami-Beirut)

However, you may consider the following options in order to keep up the memorization of the Quraan:

1. Looking inside the Qur’an without reading the Quraan or touching the Qur’an.

2. Listening to someone reading the Quraan.

3. Using lip movement without uttering the words of Quraan.

It is hoped that the above methods will assist in keeping up the memorization process of Holy Quraan.

And Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Ismaeel Bassa

Student Darul Iftaa

Durban, South Africa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.





[1]  1}وليس للحائض والجنب والنفساء قراءة القرآن ” لقوله صلى الله عليه وسلم ” لا تقرأ الحائض والجنب شيئا من القرآن { الهداية، ج 1، ص 33}

2}(قَوْلُهُ: وَقِرَاءَةَ الْقُرْآنِ) أَيْ يَمْنَعُ الْحَيْضُ قِرَاءَةَ الْقُرْآنِ وَكَذَا الْجَنَابَةُ لِقَوْلِهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – لَا تَقْرَأْ الْحَائِضُ وَلَا الْجُنُبُ شَيْئًا مِنْ الْقُرْآنِ { البحر الرائق، ج 1، ص 209}

3}قَالَ – رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ – (وَقِرَاءَةَ الْقُرْآنِ) أَيْ يَمْنَعُ الْحَيْضُ قِرَاءَةَ الْقُرْآنِ، وَكَذَا الْجَنَابَةُ لِقَوْلِهِ – عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ – «لَا تَقْرَأُ الْحَائِضُ وَلَا الْجُنُبُ شَيْئًا مِنْ الْقُرْآنِ { تبيين الحقائق، ج 1، ج 57}»