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Prayer after menses

Fatwaa ID: 2337

If my menses end after sunset and ghusl is completed do I have to pray maghrib and isha or just maghrib? Also, can I wait to do ghusl if I’m not sure whether my menses have ended?

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

  1. Your question is not clear. If your menses end after sunset during the time of Maghrib and there is sufficient time for you to perform a quick fardh ghusl and perform the salaah briefly, then it is obligatory upon you to perform that Maghrib Salaah. The ‘Ishaa Salaah thereafter will obviously be obligatory upon you. If your menses ended after the Maghrib time ends, then you only have to perform ‘Ishaa that night. You do not have to make qadhaa of the Maghrib Salaah.
  2. You should apply your dominant thought while keeping your habit in mind. If you apply your dominant thought and delay the ghusl but it turns out that you erred, then you will make qadhaa of the missed salaahs.

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

11/04/1445 AH – 05/12/2024 CE | 1064

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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