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Hifz & Haidh

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Q. How can a woman in Haidh ensure that she does not forget her Hifz of the Quran if she cannot recite Quran in the state of Haidh?


A. According to the Hanafi Mazhab (school of thought) it is impermissible for a woman in Haidh (menstrual period) to recite Quraan. Consider the following Ahadeeth:

لَا تَقْرَأُ الْحَائِضُ الْقُرْآنَ

A woman in Haidh (menstruation) should not recite Quraan (Musannaf ibne Abi Shaibah, Vol. 1, Pg. 98, Maktabatur Rushd-Riyaadh)

لَا تَقْرَأِ الْحَائِضُ وَلَا النُّفَسَاءُ مِنَ الْقُرْآنِ شَيْئًا

A woman who is her Haidh (menstruation) and Nifaas (child birth bleeding) should not recite anything from Quraan (Sunane Daarre Quthni, Vol. 2, Pg. 462, Muassissatur Risaalah-Beirut-Lebanon)

لاَ تَقْرَأِ الحَائِضُ وَلاَ الجُنُبُ مِنَ القُرْآنِ شَيْئًا، إِلاَّ طَرَفَ الآيَةِ وَالحَرْفَ وَنَحْوَ ذَلِكَ

A woman who is her Haidh (menstruation) and a person who is in the state of Janaabat (major impurity) should not recite anything from Quraan except a portion of a verse or a letter or something like that. (Tirmidhi, Vol. 1, Pg. 195, Daarul Qarbul Islaami-Beirut)

However, you may consider the following options in order to keep up the memorization of the Quraan:

  1. Looking inside the Qur’an without reading the Quraan or touching the Qur’an.
  2. Listening to someone reading the Quraan.
  3. Using lip movement without uttering the words of Quraan.

It is hoped that the above methods will assist in keeping up the memorization process of Holy Quraan.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

 وليس للحائض والجنب والنفساء قراءة القرآن ” لقوله صلى الله عليه وسلم ” لا تقرأ الحائض والجنب شيئا من القرآن { الهداية، ج 1، ص 33}

(قَوْلُهُ: وَقِرَاءَةَ الْقُرْآنِ) أَيْ يَمْنَعُ الْحَيْضُ قِرَاءَةَ الْقُرْآنِ وَكَذَا الْجَنَابَةُ لِقَوْلِهِ – صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ – لَا تَقْرَأْ الْحَائِضُ وَلَا الْجُنُبُ شَيْئًا مِنْ الْقُرْآنِ { البحر الرائق، ج 1، ص 209}

قَالَ – رَحِمَهُ اللَّهُ – (وَقِرَاءَةَ الْقُرْآنِ) أَيْ يَمْنَعُ الْحَيْضُ قِرَاءَةَ الْقُرْآنِ، وَكَذَا الْجَنَابَةُ لِقَوْلِهِ – عَلَيْهِ الصَّلَاةُ وَالسَّلَامُ – «لَا تَقْرَأُ الْحَائِضُ وَلَا الْجُنُبُ شَيْئًا مِنْ الْقُرْآنِ { تبيين الحقائق، ج 1، ج 57}»

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

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