Sex in menstruation.

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My wife had period for 4 days and she took the bath & we had sexual intercourse and in the morning we found that blood has not stopped. Is it sin? What is Islamic solutions for the incident.

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Sex in menstruation

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.


It is absolutely unlawful and categorically forbidden in Shariah for the husband to have full sexual intercourse with his wife who is experiencing her menstruation until she has purified herself from her ceremonial impurity. 


If after four days of menstruation, the wife genuinely thought and believed that her periods were over and she performed the ‘ghusl’ or full bath of purification and subsequently the couple had sexual intercourse….and only later found out that the menstruation bleeding had not stopped….there would be no sin on the couple for their unintentional error and judgment.


But if the couple knew that the natural menstruation period had not elapsed, regardless of whether or not the wife performed a full bath before they conjugated….the couple would be deemed to have had sexual intercourse during the period of the wife’s menstruation, which is indeed an abomination and a heinous sin in the Sight of their Lord.


Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 2 Surah Baqarah verse 222:

222    They ask thee (O Prophet (saws)) concerning women's courses (menstruation).  Say: ‘They are a hurt and a pollution; so keep away from women in their courses and do not approach (have sexual intercourse with) them until they are clean.  But when they have purified themselves ye may approach them in any manner, time, or place ordained for you by Allah.  For Allah loves those who turn to Him constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.


Sunan of Abu-Dawood Hadith 3895  Narrated by Abu Hurayrah

The Prophet (saws) said: ‘If anyone resorts to a diviner and believes in what he says, or has intercourse with his wife when she is menstruating, or has intercourse with his wife through her anus: he has nothing to do with what has been sent down to Muhammad (saws)!’


Your Question: What is Islamic solutions for the incident.

If one made an unintentional error in judgment, there is no sin…but it would be prudent for the believing couple to fear Allah, seek his forgiveness for their error, and strive their absolute utmost to make sure that the error is not repeated in the future.


If the couple knew that the menstruation period had not elapsed and had sexual intercourse during the forbidden time period intentionally, indeed they would have deemed to have transgressed the prescribed Boundaries of their Lord and commissioned a sin……they should turn back in ‘taubah’ unto their Lord and sincerely seek forgiveness for their manifest transgression; if they are sincere in their repentance, it is expected that they will find their Lord Forgiving and Merciful.


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 39 Surah Zumur verses 53-54:

(O Prophet) say: “O My servants who have wronged their own souls….Do not despair of Allah’s Mercy!  Surely,  Allah forgives all sins.   He indeed is the All Forgiving,  All Merciful.   Return to your Lord and submit to Him before the scourge overtakes you;  for then you may get no help from anywhere.”


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 3 Surah Ale Imraan verse 135-136:

Allah likes such good people very much, who,  if ever they commit a base deed or wrong their own soul by the commission of a sin,  remember Allah instantly,  and ask for forgiveness from Him for their shortcomings.  For who,  but Allah,  can forgive sins?   (And Allah loves those) who do not knowingly persist in the wrongs they did.   These will be rewarded with forgiveness from Allah,  and with Gardens beneath which canals flow,  and they will reside therein forever!   How excellent is the reward of those who do good deeds!


Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 54:

When those come to you who believe in Our Signs,  say: "Peace be on you!  Your Lord had inscribed for Himself (the rule of) Mercy.  Verily if any of you did evil in ignorance,  and thereafter repented and amended (his conduct),  Lo! He is Oft-Forgiving,  Most Merciful."


Al-Tirmidhi Hadith 2357        Narrated by Abdullah ibn Mas'ud

Allah's Messenger (saws) said, "He who repents of a sin is like him who has committed no sin."


Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.


Your brother and well wisher in Islam,





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