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Reciting Qur’aan during menses

Fatwaa ID: 1841


  1. How can a girl who is memorizing quran will continue her memorization in her menses?can she use read from mobile or touch with other than body cloth?
  2. Does a girl in menses have to recite surah mulk before sleeping?
  3. Is reciting surah waqia after maghrib sunnah?

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

  1. It is not permissible for a menstruating woman to physically touch the Qur’aan nor is it permissible for her to verbally recite the Qur’aan. During her menses, she may recite in her mind only without verbalizing anything. She may use a device when doing so. Alternatively, she may listen to recordings of that portion.
  2. No. She may not recite Surah al-Mulk whilst in her menses. However, it will be advisable for her to listen to a recording of it instead.
  3. Rasulullaah ﷺ said, “Whoever recites Surah al-Waaqi’ah every night, he will never be afflicted by poverty. And Ibn Masood (R) used to command his daughters to recite it every night.” [Shu’ab al-Imaan 2269]
    This hadith is suitable for practice. It should be noted that a menstruating woman may not recite it.

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

04/01/1445 AH – 10/16/2023 CE | 658

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين


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