[Q-ID0796] What should women on their menstruation cycle recite during Ramadan to attain reward?

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What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: If a woman’s menstrual cycle starts during the month of Ramadān, then what can they do in order to attain more reward?

Questioner: Maryam from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

If a woman’s menstrual cycle begins in Ramadān, then during her times of worship [e.g. the 5 daily salāh times, etc], she should sit & recite Durūd Sharīf[1], Kalimah[2], perform Istighfār[3], and pray for the attainment of Paradise & seek refuge from Hell. This is indeed the greatest Wazhīfah and a means of earning a great deal of reward because this Wazhīfah was granted by the Noble Prophet ﷺ, just as it has been mentioned in Hadīth to perform four acts in abundance in the month of Ramadān; Kalimah Sharīf, Istighfār, ask for the attainment of Paradise & seek refuge from the Hellfire.

[Shu’ab al-Īmān, vol 3, pg 305, Hadīth no 3608]

[1] Blessed salutation.

[2] The Sacred [1st] Declaration of Faith.

[3] Seek forgiveness.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by the Haider Ali

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0796] What should women on their menstruation cycle recite during Ramadan to attain reward?

Also see:

[Q-ID0705] I have missed Fasts from last year due to Periods, do I make them up or pay fidyah?

[Q-ID0344] What to recite to make the most of Ramadan?

[Q-ID0340] Should Women who are on their Periods, eat publicly or privately during Ramadan?

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