The Salat before and after the Menses
- :Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi
Whenever a mubtadi'ah, a muztaribah or a forgetful zatu 'l-'adah woman sees blood, she should stop her salat - of course, if she discovers later on that it was not hayz (e.g., the blood stopped on the second day), then she should perform qaza of the salat which she had missed.
If the time for a particular salat has already begun and a woman fears that by delaying the salat her period may start, then it is wajib on her to perform that salat immediately.
If the time for a particular salat has already begun and the woman did not pray until her period started, then she has to perform that salat as qaza after the menstruation stops and she becomes clean.
If a woman's period starts while she is engaged in salat, her prayer will be invalid.
If a woman who is engaged in salat doubts whether or not her period has started, her doubt will have no effect on the salat unless she discovers later on that her period had actually begun.
If a woman becomes pure from menstruation and has enough time to perform ghuslu 'I-hayz and pray, at least, one rak'at in time - then it is wajib on her to do so. In case she does not pray, then it will be wdjib on her to perform its qaza.
For example, the time of 'asr prayer was ending at 5:00 p.m. and a woman became pure from her period at 4:00 p.m. In this case, she has enough time to perform ghuslu 'l-hayz and pray salat of 'asr. If she does not do so, then it will be wajib for her to perform salat of `asr as qaza.
If a woman becomes pure from menstruation while she does not have enough time to perform ghusl and pray at least one rak'at in time - then it is precautionarily obligatory for her to perform tayammum instead of ghusl, and pray. But in this case if she does not do so, then it is not wajib for her to perform that salat as qaza.
Adopted from the book : "The Ritual Ablutions for Women (Taharatu N-Nisa')" by : "Sayyid Muhammad Rizvi"
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