Women do not become impure due to menstruation or puerperium


A: All praise be to Allah Alone, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger, and his family and Companions. (Part No. 5; Page No. 376)  A woman does not become Najis (impure) due to menstruation or puerperium, nor does it become prohibited to eat with her or to be intimate with her, but without having vaginal intercourse with her. It is also Makruh (disliked) to intimately touch the part of her body between the navel and the knee, because of the Hadith related by Muslim on the authority of Anas (may Allah be pleased with him) that the Jews used to abandon eating with their wives during their menses, upon this the Prophet (peace be upon him) said: “Do everything except having conjugal intercourse.” Moreover, Al-Bukhari and Muslim reported on the authority of `Aishah (may Allah be pleased with her) that she said: “During my menses, the Messenger (peace be upon him) used to ask me to wear an Izar (garment worn below the waist), and then he would fondle me.” In conclusion, the prohibition of Salah, Sawm, and reading the Qur’an during menstruation and puerperium has no bearing on eating with her or eating from the food she prepares.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.

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