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Burning sanitary pads

Fatwaa ID: 677

Assalaamu alaikum WA rahmatullahi WA barakaatuhu…
There has been a rather disturbing new article and Twitter videos going around in South Africa about people being paid a lot of money for getting hold of ladies used, menstrual pads from the bins, in order for black magic rituals to be performed using the blood from those pads.Not sure if it’s just random ladies being chosen or specific individuals being targeted,but either way it’s not acceptable.
My question is can sanitary pads be burned in order to prevent them being obtained by evil people,or is there any other permissible way to dispose of sanitary pads.Please advise us ladies what to do as they can’t be flushed down the toilet as even small panty liners cause blockages in the sewerage system.

In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

May Allaah Ta’aala protect you and keep you safe. I am not aware of the reality of the above information nor am I able to confirm anything. In many cases, such messages are unverified and simply a scare or hype. Nevertheless, it is permissible to burn sanitary pads. You may dispose of them in any manner you deem fit and appropriate such as burying them.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

08/03/1444 AH – 02/23/2023 CE | AML1-7166

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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