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Making Prayers as Soon as the Menses Finished

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Printed Date: 01 October 2014 at 9:31am


Topic: Making Prayers as Soon as the Menses Finished
Posted By: Full of Hopes
Subject: Making Prayers as Soon as the Menses Finished
Date Posted: 27 July 2010 at 2:57am
 
 بسم الله الرحمن الرحيم
اللهم صلي على نبينا محمد و على آله و صحبه و سلم
 
  Sisters - Don't be Neglectful of Making Prayers as Soon as the Menses Finished

Concerning delaying bathing after menses and connected issues.

...And women who come off their menses or post-natal bleeding at night must not delay in taking a bath so they can pray that night's Maghrib and 'Eshaa prayers. This verdict was given by a group of the Companions of the Prophet (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace). Likewise, if they come off during the time of 'Asr (before the sunset), they must hurry to bathe so they can pray Thuhr and 'Ast before sunset, and Allaah is the One who grants success."


Shaykh 'Abdul-'Azeez Ibn Baaz (may Allaah have Mercy on him) said:


"...And women who come off their menses or post-natal bleeding at night must not delay in taking a bath so they can pray that night's Maghrib and 'Eshaa prayers. This verdict was given by a group of the Companions of the Prophet (may Allaah raise his rank and grant him peace). Likewise, if they come off during the time of 'Asr (before the sunset), they must hurry to bathe so they can pray Thuhr and 'Ast before sunset, and Allaah is the One who grants success." [1]


[Q]: What if a sister becomes clean between sunrise and noon? From what I understand, she doesn't have to make the Fajr prayer. Am I correct?


[A]: That's right, may Allaah bless you, that is because she was still excused from prayer when the time for Fajr had finished. It is important to note that the words of Shaykh Ibn Baaz above, that women who come off their period "at night" (generally), are based on the position that 'Eshaa's time extends all the way to Fajr. This is an issue of differing among the scholars. Other scholars held that 'Eshaa' Prayer's time is over at the middle of the night, others said after one-third of the night passes.



If someone held that 'Eshaa's time is only up until the middle of the night, then if a woman came off her menses in the second half of the night, like an hour before Fajr for example, then it is like the middle of the morning - it is not the time for any of the five daily prayers, and thus she would not have to pray maghrib or eshaa' for the previous night - again thats based on the position that 'Eshaa' does not extend all the way to Fajr, and Allaah knows best.



[Q]: If she ends her menses during 'Asr time, why must she make up Dhuhr? Isn't only Salatul-'Asr upon her since she was on her menses during Salatul Dhuhr?


[A]: The reason is that thuhr's time extends all the way to maghrib in some instances, so the time for thuhr has not absolutely finished, the same with maghrib being prayed later with 'eshaa'. Like during bad weather, sickness, or other out of the ordinary difficulties that allow a person to delay thuhr and combine it with asr, or maghrib with 'eshaa'.

And Allaah knows best.


Footnotes:

[1] Majmoo' al-Fataawee Ibn Baaz (15/278)
[2] See
http://www.bakkah.net/articles/eshaa.htm - http://www.bakkah. net/articles/eshaa.htm


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