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Can women recite durood while in menses?

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During my menstrual cycle am I allowed to recite a durood? I recite durood (from memory) every night 3 times even on my menstrual cycle. The other day someone said you can’t recite anything during menstrual period. And I would like to know if it is wrong to recite durood before going to sleep or any dua before sleep during my menstrual period.


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa rahmatullāhi wa barakātuh.

In principle, a woman in her menses may recite any du‘ā’, durūd or dhikr. She is prohibited only from tilāwah (recitation) of Qur’ān.

Hence, it is permissible for you to recite durūd or any du‘ā’ while menstruating. However, it is preferable (mustahabb) to make wudū’ before doing so.[1]

And Allah Ta‘ālā Knows Best

Zameelur Rahman 

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.



[1] قال فى الدر المختار: ولا بأس لحائض وجنب بقراءة أدعية ومسها وحملها وذكر الله تعالى وتسبيح

قال شارحه: يشير إلى أن وضوء الجنب لهذه الأشياء مستحب كوضوء المحدث (رد المحتار، دار عالم الكتب، ج١ ص٤٨٨)

فتاوى رحيمية، دار الإشاعت، ج٤ ص٤٩

فتاوى عثماني، مكتبة معارف القرآن، ج١ ص٣٣١

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