I am a nursing mother and I have missed 2 menses. Can I take such medicine that would make my menses start and avoid a child?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by AskOurImam.com

Assalamualaikum warahmatullahi wabarakatuh. If a woman misses her 2 menses, then does a pregnancy check, and it shows unclear, could she take such medicine that would make her menses start, due to having a nursing child and would not cope with another child just yet? Jazakallahu khairun


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

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

You should consult with your doctor for appropriate medical advice. As a principle, it is not permissible to terminate a pregnancy[1].

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Hanif Yusuf Patel

Student Darul Iftaa

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.


[1] [Rad al-Muhtār ala ad-Durr al-Mukhtār, 3: 176, H.M Saeed Company]

[Imdād al-Fatāwa, 4: 202, Maktabah Dar al-Uloom Karāchi; Fatāwa Mahmūdiyah, 18: 321, Dar al-Iftaa Jami’ah Farūqiyah; Fatāwa Rahīmiyah, 10: 190, Dar al-‘Ishā’at Karachi]

ويكره أن تسقى لإسقاط حمله – وجاز لعذر حيث لا يتصور. ومن قال لا تأثم وأطلق قوله – يريد كإثم القتل أو حين يقدروا

[Sharh Manzhūmah Ibn Wahbān, 2: 170, Al-Waqf Al-Madani Al-Khairī Deoband]