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Can I delay my monthly period for the purpose of Umrah?

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I am planning to perform Umrah along with my husband this year In-shaAllah. This will be a short trip of 1 week to Makkah and 1 week to Madinah and I fear I may get my period during this time which longs for 6-7 days. Am I allowed to take medicine to delay my period till this trip is over? I get this opportunity to perform Umrah once in 5-6 years and I do not want to miss any minute. Also since we will have our aged parents with us and if I get periods, I will be unable to help them with Umrah as I cannot enter Haram in this case.

بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم

(Fatwa: 670/559/B=05/1435)

There is no harm as per the Shariah; however it is said to be harmful medically. If it is possible for you to go for umrah after your menses stop and you are clean then it is better.

Allah knows Best!

Darul Ifta,
Darul Uloom Deoband

This answer was collected from the official ifta website of Darul Uloom Deoband in India.

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