What Should The Menstruating Woman Do When She Enters Ihraam?
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I am going to Umrah inshallah. My question is
what is a women to do if she gets her period? I pray
this will not happen, but what parts of the Umrah can
Praise be to Allaah.
If a woman who has her period enters ihraam, she
should do everything that other pilgrims do in Hajj or
‘Umrah, apart from performing Tawaaf around the Ka'bah.
She should delay Tawaaf until she is clean (when her
Shaykh ‘Abd al-Kareem al-Khudayr
She can make dhikr, make du'aa', recite the Talbiyah
and do good deeds. And Allaah knows best.
She got her period during Hajj and
she cannot stay
A woman came for Hajj and got her period after
she entered ihaam. Her mahram had to leave
straightaway and she has no one else in Makkah. What
is the ruling?.
Praise be to Allaah.
She should travel with him and remain in ihraam, then
she should come back when she has become pure. This
applies if she lives in the land of the Two Holy
Places, because it is easy to come back and does not
involve a great deal of trouble or need a passport
etc. But if she is a foreigner and it is difficult for
her to come back, then she should tie a piece of cloth
over her private part (so that no blood will leak and
contaminate the Mosque), and do tawaaf and saa'i, and
cut her hair, and end her ‘Umrah on the same journey,
because in this case her tawaaf has become necessary,
and in cases of necessity things that are ordinarily
forbidden are allowed.
But she does not have to do tawaaf al-wadaa' (farewell
tawaaf), because menstruating women do not have to do
the farewell tawaaf, because of the hadeeth of Ibn
‘Abbaas (may Allaah be pleased with him), that the
Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him)
told the people that the last thing they should do in
Makkah was to circumambulate the Ka'bah, but he
exempted menstruating women.
And when the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be
upon him) was told that Safiyyah had done tawaaf al-ifaadah,
he said, "Then let her leave (for her Hajj is over)."
This indicates that the farewell tawaaf is not
obligatory for menstruating women, but tawaaf al-ifaadah
See the fatwa of Shaykh Ibn ‘Uthaymeen, Essay 60,
Questions about menstruation