Islamic rulings regarding Islamic sisters

Is woman allowed to make Isal-e-Sawab during menses?

Question 1: What have respected Islamic scholars and Muftis ruled on the following issue? Is a woman allowed to make Isal-e-Sawab and to perform Dam[1] during menses?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: To convey the reward of any of one’s good deeds is called ‘Isal-e-Sawab’. To be in the state of purity is not a condition for it. Therefore, a woman is allowed to make Isal-e-Sawab even in the state of menses and post-natal bleeding. However, in our society, there is a well-known meaning of Isal-e-Sawab, i.e. Surah Fatihah, etc. is recited and the reward is conveyed to someone. Here is the detail of it. A woman is not allowed to recite the Holy Quran during these days. Apart from it, if she wishes, she may make Zikr and recite Salat upon the Holy Prophet and make Isal-e-Sawab afterwards. It is better for her to make Wudu or at least rinse her mouth before this. The same detail is about Dam. She is not allowed to recite any verse of the Holy Quran for performing Dam. Except for the recitation of the Holy Quran, it is permissible for her to recite Awraad and Wazaif for this purpose.

Clarification: A woman experiencing menses or post-natal bleeding is unconditionally forbidden from reciting the Holy Quran. However, there are such verses in the Holy Quran in which the intention of glorifying and praising Almighty Allah or praying to Him is possible. Therefore, if she wishes, she is allowed to recite such verses with the intention of glorification or praise or prayer without intending to recite the Holy Quran. She is allowed to convey the reward of glorifying and praising the Almighty to anyone. Likewise, after she has made this Divine glorification and praise, she is also allowed to make Dam on anyone with the intention of cure, etc. by the blessing of this Divine glorification and praise. However, there are also certain sacred words called ‘Huruf-e-Muqatta’at’ [حروفِ مقطعات]. She is not allowed to recite them even with the intention of glorifying and praising the Almighty. Similarly, there are certain verses in which Allah has praised Himself mentioning the first person pronoun. She is not allowed to recite these verses with the same pronoun even with the above intention.

 Likewise, there are some Surahs that begin with the word ‘قُلْ. To recite such Surahs with the word قُلْ even with the intention of glorifying and praising Allah and praying is not permissible for her. This intention is not possible when reciting these verses and Surahs

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Answered by: Mufti Fuzail Raza Attari

Woman’s making Qira’at aloud during Jahri Salahs

Question 2: What have Islamic scholars ruled on the following issue? A man offering Salah individually has the option to make Qira’at aloud during Jahri Salahs. Does a woman also have the option to make Qira’at aloud while offering Jahri Salahs individually?

بِسْمِ اللّٰہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْمِ

اَلْجَوَابُ بِعَوْنِ الْمَلِکِ الْوَھَّابِ اَللّٰھُمَّ  ھِدَایَۃَ الْحَقِّ وَالصَّوَابِ

Answer: A woman is forbidden from making Qira’at aloud even during a Jahri Salah. In the books of Islamic jurisprudence, many differences between the Salah of men and women have been stated. Regarding these differences, one of the rulings is that a woman will not make Qira’at aloud even during a Jahri Salah.

وَاللہُ  اَعْلَمُ   عَزَّوَجَلَّ   وَ رَسُوْلُہٗ اَعْلَم   صَلَّی اللّٰہُ عَلَیْہِ واٰلِہٖ وَسَلَّم

Answered by: Abul Hasan Jameel Ahmad Gauri Attari

Verified by: Mufti Fuzail Raza Attari


[1] Dam is actually a term that means reciting something sacred and blowing on someone or something for blessings or for removing difficulties. Its pronunciation is ‘dʌm’, not ‘dæm’.

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