Completed her menses during the day in Ramadhaan

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.7, Question No.14

Question: If a woman [completes her menses and] purifies herself during the day in Ramadhaan, is she required to abstain [from food, drink and all that breaks the fast] for the remainder of the day?

Response: Without a doubt [she must]. Whoever is not fasting [due to a legislated excuse], and then their excuse passes [at some time] during the day, then they are required to abstain [from food, drink and all that breaks the fast] for the remainder of the day – [doing so] out of respect for [the sanctity of] the time [Ramadhaan], and then make-up the fast for this day [after Ramadhaan has passed].

For example, when the traveller completes his journey during the day [in Ramadhaan], and the one who is sick fully recovers during the day, and the menstruating woman [who completes her menses and] purifies herself during the day – [so] all of these [categories of people] are required to abstain [from food, drink and all that breaks the fast] for the remainder of the day out of respect for [the sanctity of] the time [Ramadhaan].

[The same principle applies even to] the young child who attains puberty, and the disbeliever who embraces Islaam during the day – they are required to abstain [from food, drink and all that breaks the fast] for the remainder of the day, and then make-up the fast for this day [after Ramadhaan has passed].

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

– from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee’ah in 2004.