Volume 1, Book 6, Number 293
Aisha said, "We set out with the sole intention of performing Hajj
and when we reached Sarif, (a place six miles from Mecca) I got my
menses. Allah's Apostle came to me while I was weeping. He said
'What is the matter with you? Have you got your menses?' I replied,
'Yes.' He said, 'This is a thing which Allah has ordained for the
daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do with the exception
of the Taw-af (Circumambulation) round the Ka'ba." 'Aisha added,
"Allah's Apostle sacrificed cows on behalf of his wives."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 294
While in menses, I used to comb the hair of Allah's Apostle .
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 295
A person asked me, "Can a woman in menses serve me? And can a Junub
woman come close to me?" I replied, "All this is easy for me. All of
them can serve me, and there is no harm for any other person to do
the same. 'Aisha told me that she used to comb the hair of Allah's
Apostle while she was in her menses, and he was in Itikaf (in the
mosque). He would bring his head near her in her room and she would
comb his hair, while she used to be in her menses."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 296
The Prophet used to lean on my lap and recite Qur'an while I was in
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 297
Narrated Um Salama:
While I was laying with the Prophet under a single woolen sheet, I
got the menses. I slipped away and put on the clothes for menses. He
said, "Have you got "Nifas" (menses)?" I replied, "Yes." He then
called me and made me lie with him under the same sheet.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 298
The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot while we
were Junub. During the menses, he used to order me to put on an Izar
(dress worn below the waist) and used to fondle me. While in Itikaf,
he used to bring his head near me and I would wash it while I used
to be in my periods (menses).
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 299
Narrated 'Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Aswad:
(on the authority of his father) 'Aisha said: "Whenever Allah's
Apostle wanted to fondle anyone of us during her periods (menses),
he used to order her to put on an Izar and start fondling her."
'Aisha added, "None of you could control his sexual desires as the
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 300
When ever Allah's Apostle wanted to fondle any of his wives during
the periods (menses), he used to ask her to wear an Izar.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 301
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o
'Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women and said,
"O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of the
dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)." They asked, "Why is it so,
O Allah's Apostle ?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are
ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient
in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could
be led astray by some of you." The women asked, "O Allah's Apostle!
What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said, "Is
not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?" They
replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her
intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast
during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said,
"This is the deficiency in her religion."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 302
We set out with the Prophet for Hajj and when we reached Sarif I got
my menses. When the Prophet came to me, I was weeping. He asked,
"Why are you weeping?" I said, "I wish if I had not performed Hajj
this year." He asked, "May be that you got your menses?" I replied,
"Yes." He then said, "This is the thing which Allah has ordained for
all the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do except
that you do not perform the Tawaf round the Ka'ba till you are clean."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 303
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish said to Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle!
I do not become clean (from bleeding). Shall I give up my prayers?"
Allah's Apostle replied: "No, because it is from a blood vessel and
not the menses. So when the real menses begins give up your prayers
and when it (the period) has finished wash the blood off your body
(take a bath) and offer your prayers."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 304
Narrated Asma' bint Abi Bakr:
A woman asked Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! What should we
do, if the blood of menses falls on our clothes?" Allah's Apostle
replied, "If the blood of menses falls on the garment of anyone of
you, she must take hold of the blood spot, rub it, and wash it with
water and then pray in (with it)."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 305
Whenever anyone of us got her menses, she, on becoming clean, used
to take hold of the blood spot and rub the blood off her garment,
and pour water over it and wash that portion thoroughly and sprinkle
water over the rest of the garment. After that she would pray in
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 306
Once one of the wives of the Prophet did Itikaf along with him and
she was getting bleeding in between her periods. She used to see the
blood (from her private parts) and she would perhaps put a dish
under her for the blood. (The sub-narrator 'Ikrima added, 'Aisha
once saw the liquid of safflower and said, "It looks like what so
and so used to have.")
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 307
"One of the wives of Allah's Apostle joined him in l'tikaf and she
noticed blood and yellowish discharge (from her private parts) and
put a dish under her when she prayed."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 308
One of the mothers of the faithful believers (i.e. the wives of the
Prophet ) did l'tikaf while she was having bleeding in between her
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 309
None of us had more than a single garment and we used to have our
menses while wearing it. Whenever it got soiled with blood of menses
we used to apply saliva to the blood spot and rub off the blood with
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 310
We were forbidden to mourn for a dead person for more than three
days except in the case of a husband for whom mourning was allowed
for four months and ten days. (During that time) we were not allowed
to put ko,hl (Antimony eye power) in our eyes or to use perfumes or
to put on colored clothes except a dress made of 'Asb (a kind of
Yemen cloth, very coarse and rough). We were allowed very light
perfumes at the time of taking a bath after menses and also we were
forbidden to go with the funeral procession .
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 311
A woman asked the Prophet about the bath which is take after
finishing from the menses. The Prophet told her what to do and said,
"Purify yourself with a piece of cloth scented with musk." The woman
asked, "How shall I purify myself with it" He said, "Subhan Allah!
Purify yourself (with it)." I pulled her to myself and said, "Rub
the place soiled with blood with it."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 312
An Ansari woman asked the Prophet how to take a bath after finishing
from the menses. He replied, "Take a piece a cloth perfumed with
musk and clean the private parts with it thrice." The Prophet felt
shy and turned his face. So pulled her to me and told her what the
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 313
In the last Hajj of Allah's Apostle I assume the Ihram for Hajj
along with Allah Apostle. I was one of those who intended Tamattu'
(to perform Hajj an 'Umra) and did not take the Hadi (animal for
sacrifice) with me. I got my menses and was not clean till the night
of 'Arafa I said, "O Allah's Apostle! It is the night of the day of
'Arafat and I intended to perform the Hajj Tamattu' with 'Umra
Allah's Apostle told me to undo my hair and comb it and to postpone
the 'Umra. I did the same and completed the Hajj. On the night of
Al-Hasba (i.e. place outside Mecca where the pilgrims go after
finishing all the ceremonies Hajj at Mina) he (the Prophet ordered
'Abdur Rahman ('Aisha's brother) to take me to At-Tan'im to assume
the lhram for'Umra in lieu of that of Hajj-atTamattu' which I had
intended to perform.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 314
On the 1st of Dhul-Hijja we set out with the intention of performing
Hajj. Allah's Apostle said, "Any one who likes to assume the Ihram
for 'Umra he can do so. Had I not brought the Hadi with me, I would
have assumed the Ihram for 'Umra. "Some of us assumed the Ihram for
'Umra while the others assumed the Ihram for Hajj. I was one of
those who assumed the Ihram for 'Umra. I got menses and kept on
menstruating until the day of 'Arafat and complained of that to the
Prophet . He told me to postpone my 'Umra, undo and comb my hair,
and to assure the Ihram of Hajj and I did so. On the right of Hasba,
he sent my brother 'Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me to At-Tah'im,
where I assumed the Ihram for'Umra in lieu of the previous one.
Hisham said, "For that ('Umra) no Hadi, fasting or alms were required.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 315
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "At every womb Allah appoints an angel who says,
'O Lord! A drop of semen, O Lord! A clot. O Lord! A little lump of
flesh." Then if Allah wishes (to complete) its creation, the angel
asks, (O Lord!) Will it be a male or female, a wretched or a
blessed, and how much will his provision be? And what will his age
be?' So all that is written while the child is still in the mother's
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 316
'Aisha said, "We set out with the Prophet in his last Hajj. Some of
us intended to perform 'Umra while others Hajj. When we reached
Mecca, Allah's Apostle said, 'Those who had assumed the lhram
for'Umra and had not brought the Hadi should finish his lhram and
whoever had assumed the Ihram for 'Umra and brought the Hadi should
not finish the Ihram till he has slaughtered his Hadi and whoever
had assumed the lhram for Hajj should complete his Hajj." 'Aisha
further said, "I got my periods (menses) and kept on menstruating
till the day of 'Arafat, and I had assumed the Ihram for 'Umra only
(Tamattu'). The Prophet ordered me to undo and comb my head hair and
assume the lhram for Hajj only and leave the 'Umra. I did the same
till I completed the Hajj. Then the Prophet sent 'Abdur Rahman bin
Abi Bakr with me and ordered me to perform 'Umra from At-Tan'im in
lieu of the missed 'Umra."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 317
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish used to have bleeding in between the
periods, so she asked the Prophet about it . He replied, "The
bleeding is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So give up the
prayers when the (real) menses begin and when it has finished, take
a bath and start praying."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 318
A woman asked 'Aisha, "Should I offer the prayers that which I did
not offer because of menses" 'Aisha said, "Are you from the Huraura'
(a town in Iraq?) We were with the Prophet and used to get our
periods but he never ordered us to offer them (the Prayers missed
during menses)." 'Aisha perhaps said, "We did not offer them."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 319
Narrated Zainab bint Abi Salama:
Um-Salama said, "I got my menses while I was lying with the Prophet
under a woolen sheet. So I slipped away, took the clothes for menses
and put them on. Allah's Apostle said, 'Have you got your menses?' I
replied, 'Yes.' Then he called me and took me with him under the
woolen sheet." Um Salama further said, "The Prophet used to kiss me
while he was fasting. The Prophet and I used to take the bath of
Janaba from a single pot."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 320
Narrated Um Salama:
While I was lying with the Prophet under a woolen sheet, I got my
menses. I slipped away and put on the clothes for menses. The
Prophet said, "Have you got your menses?" I replied, "Yes." He
called me and I slept with him under the woolen sheet.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 321
Hafsa said, 'We used to forbid our young women to go out for the two
'Id prayers. A woman came and stayed at the palace of Bani Khalaf
and she narrated about her sister whose husband took part in twelve
holy battles along with the Prophet and her sister was with her
husband in six (out of these twelve). She (the woman's sister) said,
"We used to treat the wounded, look after the patients and once I
asked the Prophet, 'Is there any harm for any of us to stay at home
if she doesn't have a veil?' He said, 'She should cover herself with
the veil of her companion and should participate in the good deeds
and in the religious gathering of the Muslims.' When Um 'Atiya came
I asked her whether she had heard it from the Prophet. She replied,
"Yes. May my father be sacrificed for him (the Prophet)! (Whenever
she mentioned the Prophet she used to say, 'May my father be
sacrificed for him) I have heard the Prophet saying, 'The unmarried
young virgins and the mature girl who stay often screened or the
young unmarried virgins who often stay screened and the menstruating
women should come out and participate in the good deeds as well as
the religious gathering of the faithful believers but the
menstruating women should keep away from the Musalla (praying
place).' " Hafsa asked Um 'Atiya surprisingly, "Do you say the
menstruating women?" She replied, "Doesn't a menstruating woman
attend 'Arafat (Hajj) and such and such (other deeds)?"
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 322
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish asked the Prophet, "I got persistent
bleeding (in between the periods) and do not become clean. Shall I
give up prayers?" He replied, "No, this is from a blood vessel. Give
up the prayers only for the days on which you usually get the menses
and then take a bath and offer your prayers."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 323
Narrated Um 'Atiya:
We never considered yellowish discharge as a thing of importance (as
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 324
(the wife of the Prophet) Um Habiba got bleeding in between the
periods for seven years. She asked Allah's Apostle about it. He
ordered her to take a bath (after the termination of actual periods)
and added that it was (from) a blood vessel. So she used to take a
bath for every prayer.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 325
(the wife of the Prophet) I told Allah's Apostle that Safiya bint
Huyai had got her menses. He said, "She will probably delay us. Did
she perform Tawaf (Al-Ifada) with you?" We replied, "Yes." On that
the Prophet told her to depart.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 326
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
A woman is al lowed to leave (go back home) if she gets menses
(after Tawaf-AlIfada). Ibn 'Umar formerly used to say that she
should not leave but later on I heard him saying, "She may leave,
since Allah's Apostle gave them the permission to leave (after
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 327
The Prophet said to me, "Give up the prayer when your menses begin
and when it has finished, wash the blood off your body (take a bath)
and start praying."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 328
Narrated Samura bin Jundab:
The Prophet offered the funeral prayer for the dead body of a woman
who died of (during) delivery (i.e. child birth) and he stood by the
middle of her body.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 329
(the wife of the Prophet) During my menses, I never prayed, but used
to sit on the mat beside the mosque of Allah's Apostle. He used to
offer the prayer on his sheet and in prostration some of his clothes
used to touch me."
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