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duas and prayers
09/02/01 at 09:25:54
i need to ask this question sisters:  During menstruation and post childbirth bleeding what Duas and Prayers can I do.  I have no idea what I can and cannot do so any information would be great as I find that the books on Islam don't tell these things.
Re: duas and prayers
09/04/01 at 16:34:10

You can say any duas you want

Re: duas and prayers
09/04/01 at 16:57:13

this is something from www.islam-qa.com




In our offices and workplaces we can hardly find time to do acts of worship and righteous deeds. What can we do in the short time that we can find in our day? How can we make use of it?[/color]


Praise be to Allaah.  

Time is of the essence, it is too precious to be wasted or neglected. The wise person is the one who pays attention to his time and does not treat it as a vessel to be filled with cheap things and vain talk. Instead, he limits it to worthy efforts and righteous deeds that please Allaah and benefit other people. Every minute of a person’s life carries the potential to raise his own status and to make his people happier, little by little.

If you are keen to attain the highest position, and bring the most happiness to your people, then forget about relaxing and keep away from empty amusement.

In one minute you can do a lot of good and earn much reward. In just one minute, by giving in charity, studying, memorizing, or striving to do good deeds, you can make sure that this minute of your life is not wasted.  One minute may be recorded in your book of good deeds if you know how to make the most of it and take care of it:

Strive to make the most of each minute

If you forget it, you forget the most important thing, the truth.

There follows a list of things that can be done in one minute, by the permission of Allaah:

1.     1.     In one minute you can recite Soorat al-Faatihah 3 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Some scholars said that the reward for reading al-Faatihah is more than 600 hasanahs, so if you read it 3 times you will, by the permission of Allaah, gain more than 1800 hasanahs – all of that in one minute.

2.     In one minute you can recite Soorat al-Ikhlaas (Qul Huwa Allaahu Ahad) 20 times, reciting rapidly and silently. Reciting it once is equivalent to one-third of the Qur’aan. If you read it 20 times it is equivalent to reading the Qur’aan 7 times. If you read it 20 times in one minute each day, you will have read it 600 times in one month, and 7200 times in one year, which will be equal in reward to reading the Qur’aan 2400 times.

3.     You can read one page of the Book of Allaah in one minute.

4.     You can memorize a short aayah of the Book of Allaah in one minute.

5.     In one minute you can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah wahdahu laa shareeka lah, lahu’l-mulk wa lahu’l-hamd wa huwa ‘ala kulli shay’in qadeer (There is no god except Allaah alone with no partner; to Him be dominion and praise, and He is Able to do all things) – 20 times. The reward for saying this is like freeing 8 slaves for the sake of Allaah from among the sons of Ismaa’eel.

6.     In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah) 100 times. Whoever says that in one day will be forgiven for his sins even if they are like the foam of the sea.

7.     In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaahi wa bi hamdihi Subhaan Allaah il-‘Azeem (Glory and praise be to Allaah, glory be to Allaah the Almighty) 50 times. These are two phrases which are light on the lips, heavy in the balance and beloved to the Most Merciful, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim.

8.     The Prophet  (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) said: “When I say ‘Subhaan Allaah, wa’l-hamdu Lillah, wa laa ilaah ill-Allaah, wa Allaahu akbar (Glory be to Allaah, praise be to Allaah, there is no god except Allaah, and Allaah is Most Great)’, this is more beloved to me than all that the sun rises upon.” (Narrated by Muslim). In one minute, you can say all of these words more than 18 times. These words are the most beloved words to Allaah, the best of words, and they weigh heavily in the balance of good deeds, as was narrated in the saheeh ahaadeeth.

9.     In one minute you can say, Laa hawla wa laa quwwata illa Billaah (there is no strength and no power except with Allaah) more than 40 times. This is one of the treasures of Paradise, as was narrated by al-Bukhaari and Muslim. They are a means of putting up with difficulties and of aiming to achieve great things.

10. In one minute you can say Laa ilaaha ill-Allaah approximately 50 times. This is the greatest word, for it is the word of Tawheed, the good word, the word that stands firm. If these are the last words of a person, he will enter Paradise, and there are other reports which indicate how great these words are.

11. In one minute you can say Subhaan Allaah wa bi hamdih, ‘adada khalqihi, wa ridaa nafsihi, wazinata ‘arshihi, wa midaada kalimaatihi (Glory and praise be to Allaah, as much as the number of His creation, as much as pleases Him, as much as the weight of His Throne and as much as the ink of His words) more than 15 times. This words bring many more times the reward for other forms of tasbeeh and dhikr, as was reported in saheeh ahaadeeth from the Prophet  (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him).

12. In one minute you can seek the forgiveness of Allaah more than 100 times by saying “Astaghfir-Allaah (I seek the forgiveness of Allaah). The virtues of seeking forgiveness are no secret, for it is the means of attaining forgiveness and entering Paradise, and it is the means of being granted a good life, increasing one’s strength, warding off disasters, making things easier, bringing rain and increasing one’s wealth and children.

13. You can say a few brief and concise words in one minute, and Allaah may bring about some good through them that you could never imagine.

14. In one minute you can send blessings on the Prophet  (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) 50 times by saying Sall-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam (May Allaah bless him and grant him peace). In return Allaah will send blessings upon you 500 hundred times because one blessing brings ten like it.

15. In one minute you can motivate your heart to give thanks to Allaah, to love Him, to fear Him, to put hope in Him, to long for Him, and thus travel through the stages of ‘uboodiyyah (total enslavement to Allaah). You could do this when you are lying on your bed or walking in the street.

16. In one minute you can read more than two pages of a useful book that is easy to understand.

17. In one minute you can uphold the ties of kinship by calling a relative on the phone.

18. You can raise your hands and recite any du’aa’ you wish from the books of du’aa’, in one minute.

19. You can say salaams to and shake hands with a number of people in one minute.

20. You can forbid an evil action in one minute.

21. You can enjoin something good in one minute.

22. You can offer sincere advice to a brother in one minute.

23. You can console someone who is depressed in one minute.

24. You can remove something harmful from the road in one minute.

25. Making the most of one minute motivates you to make the most of other periods that would otherwise be wasted.

Al-Shaafa’i (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

When people go to sleep, I let my tears flow, and I recite a verse of the most eloquent poetry

Is it not a waste that nights go by and I do not increase in knowledge, yet this time is counted as part of my life?

Finally, the more sincere you are towards Allaah and the more aware you are of Him, the greater will be your reward and the more your hasanaat will increase.

Note that most of these actions will not cost you anything; they do not require tahaarah (purity) and they will not tire you out or take much effort. On the contrary, you can do them whilst you are walking, or in your car, or lying down, or standing, or sitting, or waiting for somebody.  

These actions are also among the greatest means of attaining happiness, expanding the chest (i.e., bringing relief and joy) and removing stress and anxiety. May Allaah help us and you to do that which He loves and which pleases Him. May Allaah bless our Prophet Muhammad. [/color]

Re: duas and prayers
09/06/01 at 09:33:24
Nehar thankyou what you posted is wonderful.

But it isn't an answer.

I know I cannot touch the Quran or enter the Mosque when I have my menstration and some prayers cannot be said but no sister I know or sisters I ask will clearly explain to me what I can and cannot do during this time. This is very hard on me and I am sure other new muslim sisters.
Please Sisters tell me the facts about this time of the month and I also want to know about post natal bleeding for when I Inshaallah have a baby.
Re: duas and prayers
09/06/01 at 10:50:03
sister remind me.. i have a hanafi fiqh manual which lists the things u can't do, i'll type the points up when i have some time inshallah
Re: duas and prayers
09/06/01 at 11:28:20
Bismillah and salam,

I am sorry for not answering earlier i thought lots of women will. Ok here is some stuff from a site it is :

OK a dua i was taught for this time is :
la ilaha illah Allah. al7emdulilah 3ala kuli 7al, wala 7awla wala quwata illah billah.

About cleaning afterwards it is important to know how to do ghusul. here is something form a site:
It is preferrable for a woman performing ghusl (complete bath) to cleanse herself from menstruation or post-childbirth bleeding to take some cotton smeared with musk or perfume and wipe it over the traces of blood. This will remove the bad smell of the menstrual blood.

'Aishah reported, " 'Asma bint Yazid asked the Messenger of Allah about ghusl after menstruation has ended. He said, "She should use water mixed with the leaves of the lote-tree and cleanse herself. Then she should pour water over her head and rub it well till it reaches the roots of the hair, after which she should pour water over it. Afterwards, she should take a piece of cotton smeared with musk and cleanse herself with it."  'Asma asked, "How should she cleanse herself with it?" He said, "Praise be to Allah, she should cleanse herself with it." 'Aishah said in a subdued tone that she should apply it to the traces of blood. (i.e. to wipe over the bleeding part of the body).

Asma then asked about bathing after sexual intercourse. He said, "She should take water and cleanse herself or complete the ablution, pour water on her head and rub it till it reaches the roots of her hair, and then she should pour water over herself." 'Aishah observed, "How good are the women of the 'helpers' that shyness does not keep them from learning their religion." (Related by "the group," except at-Tirmidhi.) (from site: http://www.angelfire.com/oh4/turntoislam/)

BASICALLy it is you do wudu then you make sure water get to the scalp and shoulders everything you do right side first then left and you make sure the water get in between teh toes. ok and then you say: ashhadu an la ilaha illa Allah wa anna muhammadan 3abduhu wa rasuluh. Allahuma ij3alna min altawabeen waj3alna min almuta6ahireen.

There is degrees of mensturation (7ayth) in the book Fiqh Alsunna it tells when you can start praying. something is other it is called kudra and sufra and isti7atha basically it is when it is not blood anymore just discolorations. When you are menstrating or in Nifas (the after the birth blood) you don't make up the prayer missed during these times but you make up the fasting. What else...you can be with your husband from on top of clothes and if you have other questions any info missing please ask it, i will look it up in books insha'Allah ok?
Re: duas and prayers
09/06/01 at 23:22:15
Bismillah and salam,

Just another addition:
When you do ghusul from janaba you don't have to open your braid or pony tail but make sure it reaches scalp, but not the same for the other ghusul after the time of month you have to open your hair to wash.

I think there is another thread that discusses what kind of quran you are allowed (i will try to double check this, but thats how a sheikha da3eya baraka Allahu feeha taught me) that when you are studying it then hold the translated mus7af (notice it is not called Quran in Arabic when it has all the other words it is mus7af) But if you don't have to avoid it i guess.

Everything else other than you read in the first url about the prayer and the fast etc it should be normal.

Please remember if you start your period say fajir then when it's finished make it up ok? same with any other time. Another important point is when you wash and can pray you have to pray the time as the following:
if you wash fajir pray subu7 and its sunna prayer only
if you wash dhuhur then pray dhuhur prayer only
if you wash maghrib time then pray maghrib and its sunna prayers only
if you wash at 3asir then you pray both dhuhur and 3asir
if you wash for 3isha then you pray both maghrib and 3isha and witr

This is because the two are connected (thuhur and 3asir) and (maghrib and 3isha)

I hope you understand me if i am not clear perhaps another sister can explain it better.

Also whenever you have cramps say la ilaha illa anta sub7anaka inni kunti minathalimeen, rabbi ighfir li.
you say it whenever you are in pain, it is asking Allah's forgiveness. In islam making istighfar is the highest form of dua and most benefitial to knock on heaven's doors. It gives of all the blessings and good you could ask for and erases sins and increases your rewards insha'Allah.
Re: duas and prayers
09/08/01 at 09:26:34
thankyou sisters and i will check the site out now.
Re: duas and prayers
09/09/01 at 23:26:31

I think your original question was about prayer and dua. You can make any duas (supplications) at this time any time you want. As for the Salah (ritual prayers, ie the 5 prayers), these u don't do and u don't have to make them up.

as for other things, the following is from:

Based on Volume One of 'Nur al Idaah' The Book of Taharah Imam Shurunbalali's Classical Fiqh Manual

This manual is a very strict Hanafi view. I have heard other views on the things u can/can't do while menstruation (don't know which schools), but just to let u know some say u can recite Quran, others u can read quran from an english/arabic mushaf, others only an english mushaf, some say u can if ur learning/educating, there's even arguments for a sister that daily memorizes/reads quran and it would throw her off to stop for 10 days so that she can continue even during menstruation. As for entering the musalla, some say if it's a center where there are other rooms or classrooms ,dinner/kitchen area, community rooms etc she can enter and be in that area but not in the musalla, other's say if there are dars's in the musalla she can go, others say she can go but be in the back...

So u can see it's best that u ask someone u trust about this, especially if u have special circumstances like u need to teach ur child from the quran every night, etc. Don't be shy...more than half the muslims in the world are women! :-)  u wouldn't believe the  questions the shabiyat used to ask about, about even more embarassing things b/c they wanted to do what's right at all times in every aspect of life...Anyways here it is...

Prohibitions due to Menstruation and Postnatal Bleeding
9.5 There are eight prohibitions:

(1,2,3,4) Salah, fasting, the recitation of even a single verse from the Qur'an [Z: to recite less than a verse without the intention of reciting the Qur'an is lawful such as reciting al-hamdu lillah with the intention of gratitude or the recitation of the basmallah before eating, Lub: p.43], touching the Qur'an without a covering. [Z. The covering should be a third item such as a case or bag which is not physically attached to the Qur'an, nor physically attached to the one wanting to touch the Qur'an such as his sleeve, Sharh al-hidaya li imam Abd al-Hai al-Lucknawi, 1/212];

(5,6) entering the mosque, circumambulation of the Holy Ka'ba

(7) intercourse;

(8) and sexual enjoyment of any part of the body from beneath the navel to beneath the knees.
Re: duas and prayers
09/13/01 at 08:45:35
Alhumdulillah,   and thankyou to all the sisters that have answered I have found the answers most helpful and I hope other new sisters will also.  Jannah believe it or not I have asked sisters many times and just get an embarrassed " oh you know" and "umm just don't touch the quran.......ok, you know!!"  Hehe not much help but the sisters asked were embarrassed or in some cases couldn't explain as they did not have enough english.

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