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If a woman begins her day fasting while she is pure, and then during the day, her menstruation

Answered by Shaykh Amjad Rasheed

If a woman begins her day fasting while she is pure, and then during the day, her menstruation begins, does she finish off the fast?

Answer:
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful

Menstruation and post-natal bleeding both break the fast when they begin. Both also negate worship, so it is haram for a menstruating woman to hold back from what breaks the fast [s. such as food] with the intention to fast.

However, if she holds back from what breaks the fast without the intention to fast, that is permissible for her, for it is not obligatory on her to act like someone who is not fasting, as has come in the Tuhfa [Ibn Hajar’s commentary on Nawawi’s Minhaj]. (3-414)

Amjad Rasheed

[Translated by Sr. Shazia Ahmad]

 

السؤال: ابتدأت امرأة يومه وهي طاهرة صائمة ثم في أثناء النهار جاءها الحيض فهل لها أن تكمل الصوم ؟ الجواب : الحيضُ ومثله النفاسُ مبطلٌ للصوم إن طرأ عليه ، وهما أيضاً منافيان للعبادة فيحرم على الحائض أن تمسك عن المفطرات بنية الصوم ، أما لو أمسكت عن المفطرات لا بنية الصوم فيجوز لها ذلك ؛ إذ لا يجب عليها أن تفعل مفطراً كما صرح بذلك في “التحفة” (3/414)

 

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