Having intimacy with one’s wife while she is menstruating

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by Muftionline.co.za

Q: This is a general question but necessary all the time for those who are living abroad without their family. After long period (over 6 months). I am going for a short vacation to my home country for 5 days. During this 5 days, if my wife gets her menses, what do I need to do? Is it haram to get intimate with my wife or is it exempted, because i will not have another chance for several months thereafter.


A: To have any type of intimacy will be haraam in the days that she is menstruating.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)