Tuesday, June 28, 2011

Does the one who is menstruating prostrate at the verse of prostration?

Question Asked to Al-Imaam Muqbil ibn Haadi Al-Waadi'ee (may Allaah have mercy on him)

Q. The woman who is menstruating hears a verse that has within it a prostration, does she prostrate?

A. "There is no harm in her prostrating. That is because the purification is not a condition for the prostration according to that which is correct. Also, it is not mandated to face the Qiblah. Therefore, there is no harm if she wants to prostrate, just as the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallaam) did when he recited Soorah An-Najm. He prostrated and the people prostrated with him. At another time, the Qur'aan was recited upon him and the Prophet (sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam) did not prostrate. Therefore, the prostration is not mandatory."

Source:  Al-Fataawaa Al-Mar'ah pg. 94, question #77

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