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Conjugal relations before the expiry of a woman’s’ Haidh (menses) habit

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. A womans Haidh habit is 7 days. If her blood stops on the 5th day, is it permissible for such a woman to engage in conjugal relations with her husband before the 7th day?


A. In this case, there are 3 possible scenarios that may apply:

  1. A woman’s blood stops during the days of menstruation (3-10 days) prior to her habit. For e.g. a woman’s menstrual habit is 7 days and the blood stops on day 5.

Ruling: It is not permissible for her to engage in conjugal relations with her husband until she completes her habit of 7 days. She is obliged to continue with performing Salaah and Fasting (after taking a Ghusal).

  1. A woman’s blood stops during the days of menstruation (3-10 days) at her habit. For e.g. a woman’ s menstrual habit is 7 days and the blood stops on day 7.

Ruling: It is permissible for her to engage in conjugal relations with her husband after she takes a Ghusal or if one Salaah time lapses. She is obliged to continue with performing Salaah and Fasting.

  1. A woman’s blood stops during the days of menstruation (3-10 days) at the maximum (10 days). For e.g. a woman’s menstrual habit is 7 days and the blood stops on day 10.

Ruling: It is permissible for her to engage in conjugal relations with her husband prior to taking a Ghusal, although it is disliked. She is obliged to continue with performing Salaah and Fasting.

In the enquired case, the ruling of the first scenario will apply i.e. it is not permissible for her to engage in conjugal relations with her husband until she completes her habit of 7 days. (Dhukrul Mutaahhileen Wannisaa’)

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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