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What does a woman do if she experiences menses (Haidh) whilst in Makkah Mukarramah? 

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. At the moment, Im in Makkah Mukarramah. I passed the Miqaat and I am in the state of Ihraam. If I experience my Haidh in the state of Ihraam, what should I do?


A. In the enquired situation, if you are in the state of Ihraam in Makkah Mukarramah and you experience Haidh (menstruation), you should wait until your Haidh (menstruation) terminates and then you should continue with your Umrah and Tawaaf etc as a women in Haidh (menstruation) is not allowed to perform the Tawaaf of Umrah etc. in the state Haidh (menstruation).

However, if your Haidh (menstruation) did not terminate before the completion of your Tawaf of Umrah and you performed your Tawaaf of Umrah in such a situation, then in such a case, a penalty (Damm) will be necessary (Waajib).

A penalty (Damm) refers to slaughtering an animal (sheep, goat) within the confines of Makkah Mukaaramah. (Fataawa Darul Uloom Zakariyya 3/420)

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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