Hajj while menstruation


Assalaamu alaikum.

What is the ruling on performing hajj while menstruation??? Can one do tawaaf e ziyarah after 12th Zilhajj after hajj days are passed?


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During menstruation, a woman should not offer any acts of worship relating to the Ka`bah. These acts of worship include the Tawaf around the Ka`bah and the obligatory or any supererogatory prayers. Except the Tawaf, a woman may offer all parts of Hajj. Subsequently, at the discontinuation of her menstrual bleeding, she may perform the Tawaf. If, however, she is hindered by visa restrictions in delaying her return till after the discontinuation of menstrual bleeding, then she would obviously have to return without offering her Tawaf. In such a case, the woman's Hajj would be considered as complete, given that she did not have the option to perform her Tawaf later.


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Mushafiq Sultan, born in Kashmir in 1988, has been studying world religions from his school days. In 2009 Mushafiq came across the works of Ustaz Javed Ahmad Ghamidi and since then has been highly influenced by his thought. He has an exceptional interest in world religions, their philosophies and their mutual relations. He formally joined Al-Mawrid in 2016 as Assistant Fellow (Honorary). Presently, he is in charge of Al-Mawrid’s query service. In 2016, he published his first book ‘Muhammad (sws) in the Bible- An Exposition on Isaiah 42’. He has written articles on Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. He has also translated several articles of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi into Hindi.

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