Q. Can ladies in their periods recite the daily duas and darood shareef as they recite in the other days of the month? For a few months, I have developed a habit to recite the small darood shareef more than one thousand times in the whole day. Furthermore I also try to read 100 times “HASBUNALLAHOO WA NEMAL WAKEEL”, some of ALLAH’S names and a few other zikars like duas of morning and evening as prescribed by the Holy Prophet (P.B.U.H.) in daily routine. Can I continue the same practices in the days of menses or not? By reading these zikars I got satisfaction of mind and heart but during the days of menses I got depression while stoping these azkaar especially reading the Darood Shareef as even in my home, office and other places the words of Darood shareef are uttered very smoothly, easily and automatically. Does Shariah allow the menstruating woman to continue all this or not?
A. Yes, it is permissible for menstruating women to recite daily duas, darood Shareef and the other zikr of Allah. So, based on what you have mentioned as your daily practices, you can continue with them.
And Allah knows best.
Mufti Waseem Khan
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