A girl’s life is filled with transitions – from her first experience getting her period and becoming a woman, to pregnancy, motherhood, and going through menopause – all these life experiences are governed by beautiful rules in Islam that guide her on how to care for herself.
The Messenger of Allah, ﷺ said:
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“This (menstruation) is a matter that Allah ordained upon the daughters of Adam.” Narrated by Al-Bukhariyy and Muslim.
This book is dedicated to painting an overview of the basic rules dealing with menstruation (hayd), postpartum bleeding (nifas) and defective bleeding (istihadah) according to the school of Imam Ash-Shafi^iyy, may Allah accept his deeds. Special attention should be paid to learning and applying these rules because of how closely they are tied to daily acts of worship such as purification, prayers, and fasting as well as other acts of worship such as pilgrimage, divorce and sexual intercourse. May Allah guide us to what is beneficial for us in this life and the hereafter. Amin.