Fatwa No : 181903
A menstruating woman reading Quran, shaving her pubes and cutting her nails
Fatwa Date : Sha'baan 1, 1433 / 21-6-2012
assalamu alaikum, may allah reward u all with the greatest blessing to see him. i have three questions. first is that can a woman in menses memorize and revise and read quran? since there are two opinions i am confused and i feel myself impure during the time of menses.so, please help me in this regard second question is that a woman who does not get her menses for forty days is she needed to shave her pubic and under arm hair and also please answer to the particular question a woman who finished the shaving for a month after fortydays got her menses does she needed to shave her hairs on that day itself or she has to shave after her menses. this site is wallahi authentic and so much useful. may allah be pleased with you all
All perfect praise be to Allaah, The Lord of the Worlds. I testify that there is none worthy of worship except Allaah, and that Muhammad , is His slave and Messenger.
The preponderant view in our opinion is the view of the Maaliki School of jurisprudence which is also the view chosen by Ibn Taymiyyah that it is permissible for a woman in menses to recite the Quran but she should not touch it without an obstacle (i.e. a glove and the like).
As regards plucking the hair of the armpit, and shaving the pubic hair, then this has nothing to do with menses. A pubescent person should not stay more than 40 days without shaving the pubic hair, plucking the hair of the armpit and cutting the nails; this ruling applies to a woman whether or not her menses are delayed, and whether or not she is in menses. This matter has nothing to do with menses as we have already mentioned. Rather, a woman should shave her pubic hair, pluck her armpit hair and cut her nails when needed and she should not leave this more than forty days as we have already mentioned.
Allaah Knows best.
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