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 Fatwa-tt.com, 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.