Is using tampons and Menstrual cups permissible?

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Is using tampons and Menstrual cups permissible?


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

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

It is Makrooh (undesirable) to use tampons, menstrual cups or anything else which is inserted into the internal part of the vagina (except for medical reasons). Furthermore using a tampon etc. may be medically harmful to one’s health and generally unhygienic.

During menstruation, a woman should use a sanitary pad or anything else that is used externally.


And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)

This answer was collected from, which is operated by the Darul Iftaa of Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad and Tobago) under the advice and guidance of Mufti Ebrahim Desai (Daamat Barakaatuhum) of South Africa.

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