Menstruating woman sending prayers and salutations upon the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)

Reference: Fataawa Noor ‘alad-Darb – Question No.6363, Page 196, Volume 12

Question: Is it permissible for a menstruating woman to send prayers and salutations upon the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam)?

Response: Yes, it is permissible for a menstruating woman to send prayers and salutations upon the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam), as well as to utter all of the legislated supplications [authentically] reported from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam).

She can also utter the supplications from the Book of Allaah (‘Azza wa Jall), and that is because she is not prohibited from engaging in the remembrance [of Allaah], rather that which the scholars have differed over is the prohibition of her reading the Qur.aan. And that which is correct, is that it is permissible for her to read the Qur.aan out of necessity, such as if she wanted to teach [someone] or learn, or even read the legislated supplications [authentically] reported from the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) – such as Aayatul-Kursee. Indeed, [regarding] Aayatul-Kursee [the Prophet (sal-Allaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam) said] whoever recites it at night [before going to bed]:

«…you will be protected by Allaah, and no shaytaan (devil) will come near you until morning» – transmitted by al-Bukhaaree
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.