FATWA::: What is the Islamic injunction on someone who had sex with his wife towards the end of her menstrual period.

QUESTION
What is the Islamic injunction on someone who had sex with his wife towards the end
of her menstrual period.

ANSWER:
Wa Alaykum Salam Warahmatullah Wabarakaatuh,

Thank you for your question. May Allah grant us the understanding of the deen and the ability to apply it in our lives.

Regarding your question, it categorically forbidden to have sexual intercourse with ones wife while she is menstruating and this is contained in the wordsof Allah as follow:

And they ask you about menstruation. Say, “It is harm, so keep away from wives during menstruation. And do not approach them until they are pure. And when they have purified themselves, then come to them from where Allah has ordained for you. Indeed, Allah loves those who are constantly repentant and loves those who purify themselves.” (Quran 2 verse 222)

Therefore it is forbidden to do such until she is clean and have taken her bath. Infact whoever commit such have to pay a ransom of a Dinar or half of Dinar in the value of gold or silver.

Narrated by Ibn Abbass- may Allah be pleased with him- from the Prophet- peace be upon him, he said, regarding he who had intercourse with his wife while she is menstruating, he said he has to pay charity with a dinar or half a dinar. (sunan abu dawud)

Allah knows best.

Imam Sherifdeen Ibrahim
Nai’bul Amir Cultural Affairs,
TMC National Headquarters

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