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What Can Women on their Periods Do to Keep Themselves Busy?

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Answered by: Alimah Sumeyye Sofu


Assalamu alaikum. Can you please suggest some things that we can do during our periods? How should we keep ourselves busy every day?

بِسْمِ اللهِ الرَّحْمنِ الرَّحِيْم

In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful


It will be permissible for a woman experiencing postnatal bleeding to recite duas from the Holy Quran with the intention of dua.

However, it will not be permissible to recite with the intention of reciting the Holy Quran. It is also permissible to recite Durood Shareef in this state.[1]

You can recite Hadith, Allah´s names, Qur´an translation, durood, zikr, and beneficial Islamic books. You can also listen to the Holy Qur´an.

While other family members are doing ibadah, you can cook and clean the house with the intention of helping them.

Only Allah knows best

Written by Alimah Sumeyye Sofu

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham


[1] Raddul Muhtar 1/488 Darul Kutub Ilmiyyah

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