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Woman in haidh eating in public during Ramadhaan

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Q: Some scholars say that it is permissible for a woman to eat and drink if she gets her menses during fasting but some scholars say that if a woman gets her menses while fasting then she should not eat and drink until the fast opens. Please clarify.


A: It is permissible for her to eat and drink provided it is not done in public.

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

Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)

This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

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