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Is a Woman Allowed To Read Surah Ikhlaas as a Wazifa During Menstruation

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Answered by: Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Question:

Is a woman allowed to read Surah Ikhlaas as a wazifa during menstruation?

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

Answer:

During the time of menstruation, a woman is not permitted to recite the Quran.

This is due to the hadith of the Prophet (saw):

لاَ تَقْرَإِ الْحَائِضُ وَلاَ الْجُنُبُ شَيْئًا مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ

“The menstruating woman does not recite – nor the Junub – anything from the Qur’an.” [1]

Reciting any surah or ayat from the Quran is only permissible in the case of dua and dhikr. Therefore you can read Surah Al-Ikhlaas as part of your duas of protection, but not for the sake of recitation.

Only Allah (SWT) alone knows best

Answered By Alimah Nasima Umm Hamza

Checked and approved by Mufti Mohammed Tosir Miah

Darul Ifta Birmingham

[1] Jaami’ at-Tirmidhi, Hadith Number 131

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