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Al Salam Alaikum w Rahmat Allah w Barakatu,

I wanted to know if I could akhtem the Holy Quran while I had my period?

I do remember in school our teacher said we could read from the Quran provided we wore gloves so as to avoid direct contact with it.

I wanted to be absolutely sure though. Inshallah it is allowed as I made a resolution that starting from this Ramadhan I will start finishing the Quran once a month for the rest of my life :)

Thank you so much. Jazaak Allah Khair w Ramadhan Kareem!

Bismillahir-Rahmanir-Rahim (In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful)


Dear Sister,

There is no need to panic or worry. Its a relaxation time for you from Allah.
Women are delicate and already have loads of work. This is resting time for you.
So do not trouble yourself. Just feel relax - rejuvenate yourself and since you are free from all religious obligations - there is no need to continue reading the quran.

Since Allah has put on hold salah/prayer - the quran is secondary to it - you should not touch it as well.

You will get the sawab of your intended resolution. Do not worry. Once periods are over - you may continue as normal.

[Quran 56:77] That this is indeed a Quran Most Honourable.
[Quran 56:78] In Book well-guarded.
[Quran 56:79] Which none shall touch but those who are clean.

[Baqara 2:222] They ask you concerning women's courses. Say: They are a hurt and a pollution: So keep away from women in their courses, and do not approach them until they are clean. But when they have purified themselves, you may approach them in any manner , time, or place ordained for you by Allah/God. For Allah/God loves those who tu

Bukhari Volumn 001, Book 006, Hadith Number 321.
Narated By Aiyub : Hafsa said, 'We used to forbid our young women to go out for the two 'Id prayers. A woman came and stayed at the palace of Bani Khalaf and she narrated about her sister whose husband took part in twelve holy battles along with the Prophet and her sister was with her husband in six (out of these twelve). She (the woman's sister) said, "We used to treat the wounded, look after the patients and once I asked the Prophet, 'Is there any harm for any of us to stay at home if she doesn't have a veil?' He said, 'She should cover herself with the veil of her companion and should participate in the good deeds and in the religious gathering of the Muslims.' When Um 'Atiya came I asked her whether she had heard it from the Prophet. She replied, "Yes. May my father be sacrificed for him (the Prophet)! (Whenever she mentioned the Prophet she used to say, 'May my father be sacrificed for him) I have heard the Prophet saying, 'The unmarried young virgins and the mature girl who stay often screened or the young unmarried virgins who often stay screened and the menstruating women should come out and participate in the good deeds as well as the religious gathering of the faithful believers but the menstruating women should keep away from the Musalla (praying place).'" Hafsa asked Um 'Atiya surprisingly, "Do you say the menstruating women?" She replied, "Doesn't a menstruating woman attend 'Arafat (Hajj) and such and such (other deeds)?"


Its my duty to help those in need. You are free to ask as many questions as you like.

If you are not convinced or feel the answer did not address all your questions, pls write back immediately without any hesitation. Please do forgive me if there is an unexpected delay in replying.


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( Note: I am not a mufti, if you are in doubt or want 100% accuracy please verify the above hadith with an authentic personality. However I have not altered any hadith and presented it as and how it was found. May Allah forgive our mistakes from time to time...ameen.)


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