Preventing onset of menses in Ramadhaan by taking pills

Reference: Fataawa Ramadhaan – Volume 1, Page 356, Fatwa No.310
Fataawa Ibn ‘Uthaymeen – Volume 1, Pages 495-496

Question: Is it permissible for a woman to take pills which prevent the onset of the menses during Ramadhaan or not?

Response: That which I am of the opinion is that a woman should not take these pills, neither in Ramadhaan nor other than it since it has been established to me through medical reports from the doctors that they are very harmful upon the woman, her womb, her nerves and blood; and everything which is harmful is prohibited due to the saying of the Prophet ﷺ:

«Do not accept harm [upon yourself] nor cause harm to others», transmitted by Ibn Maajah, No.2331 and 2332

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. He currently resides in Birmingham, UK.

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