Q 4: what is the ruling on a woman who went to Saudi Arabia to perform Hajj, but her menstruation started before she performed Tawaf-ul-Qudum (circumambulation around the Ka‘bah on arrival in Makkah)? Can she go to ‘Arafah when she is menstruating; what is the ruling on this?

A: She should remain in Ihram (ritual state for Hajj and ‘Umrah) and perform all the rituals of Hajj, except Tawaf (circumambulation around the Ka‘bah) until she becomes Tahir (pure) and the menstrual bleeding stops and she takes Ghusl (ritual bath).

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Permanent Committee for Scholarly Research and Ifta’
Member Member Deputy Chairman Chairman
`Abdullah ibn Qa`ud `Abdullah ibn Ghudayyan `Abdul-Razzaq `Afify `Abdul-`Aziz ibn `Abdullah ibn Baz