Rules concerning nifaas and haidh

Bahishti Zewar, Fiqh, Part 1-Beliefs & Laws of Tahara / Saturday, August 16th, 2008

Rules concerning nifaas and haidh

  1. The woman who is in haidh or nifaas and bathing is wajib on her, then it is not permissible for her to enter a musjid, to make tawaaf of the Ka’bah, to read the Quran or to touch it. However, if the Quran is in a casing, or wrapped in a cloth, or covered with a cloth jacket which is not stitched to the Quran and which can be removed; then in such a case, the Quran could be touched and could also be carried.

  2. The person who does not have wudhu, even he cannot touch the Quran. However, he could recite it out of memory.

  3. Touching a coin, saucer, amulet (ta’wiz), etc. on which some Quranic verse is written is also not permissible for the above mentioned persons. However, if these things are kept in a packet or container, it is permissible to carry that packet or container.

  4. It is not permissible to hold or carry the Quran with the sleeve of the kurta or the edge of a scarf. However, if it is a cloth that is not attached to the body, it will be permissible to carry it with that cloth.

  5. It is permissible to read a word from a verse (ayat) or half a verse. However, that half verse should not equal any full verse in length.

  6. If the entire Surah Fatihah is recited with the intention of dua, or if any other duas in the Quran are recited with the intention of dua and not with the intention of tilaawat (recitation); then it will be permissible and there is no sin in this. For example, the dua:

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[“Rabbana aatina fid dunya hasanataw wa fil aakhirati hasanataw wa qinaa adhaaban naar.”]

and the dua:

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Rabbana la tu’aakhidhna in naseena aw akhta’naa.”

till the end which is towards the end of Surah Baqarah or any other dua which is in the Quran. It will be permissible to read all such verses with the intention of dua.

  1. It is also permissible to read Dua-e-Qunoot. (the dua which is read in Witr salaat).

  2. If a woman is teaching the Quran to girls, then in such a case it will be permissible for her to spell out the words. When she is teaching them to read with fluency, she should not recite the entire verse, but should read one or two words at a time and after every word or two, she should break her breath. She should teach them to read fluently by stopping regularly.

  3. It is permissible to read the kalimah, durood, to take the name of Allah, to read istighfaar (repentance), or any other remembrance (dhikr) such as:

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“La hawla wa la quwwata illa billahi al-aliyyil azeem.”

  1. In the period of haidh, it is mustahab for a woman to make wudhu at the time of salaat, to sit in a clean place and take the name of Allah Ta’ala so that she does not forget the habit of offering her salaat, and when she gets pure she is not reluctant to offer her salaat.

  2. Ghusl was wajib on a woman. But before she could have a bath, she started bleeding (haidh started). It is not wajib on her to have a bath. On completion of her haidh she must have a bath. One bath will suffice for both conditions.

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