The obligation to fast after purifying herself from completing the menses

Reference: Fataawa as-Siyaam libni Jibreen – Page 131, Fatwa No.156

Question: If a woman purifies herself [after having completed her menses] in Ramadhaan before the adhaan of the Fajr prayer, is it obligatory upon her to fast [that day]?

Response: If the woman’s [flow of] blood ceases (menses) in the last part of the night in Ramadhaan, then she should take the suhoor until the morning is established (Fajr), and that is because in this state she is pure and fasting is prescribed for her. And it is not correct for her to pray [Fajr] until she makes ghusl, and likewise it is not correct for her to have intercourse [with her husband] until she makes ghusl, as Allaah (Subhaanahu wa Ta’aala) said:

{And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allaah has ordained for you…}, [Soorah al-Baqarah, Aayah 222].

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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