THE HADITH OF MUHAMMED
By Sahih Bukhari
1, Book 6, Number 293:
1, Book 6, Number 294:
'Aisha said, "We set
out with the sole intention of performing Hajj and when we reached Sarif,
(a place six miles from Mecca) I got my menses. Allah's Apostle came
to me while I was weeping. He said 'What is the matter with you? Have
you got your menses?' I replied, 'Yes.' He said, 'This is a thing which
Allah has ordained for the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims
do with the exception of the Taw-af (Circumambulation) round the Ka'ba."
'Aisha added, "Allah's Apostle sacrificed cows on behalf of his wives."
1, Book 6, Number 295:
While in menses, I used
to comb the hair of Allah's Apostle .
1, Book 6, Number 296:
A person asked me, "Can
a woman in menses serve me? And can a Junub woman come close to me?"
I replied, "All this is easy for me. All of them can serve me, and there
is no harm for any other person to do the same. 'Aisha told me that
she used to comb the hair of Allah's Apostle while she was in her menses,
and he was in Itikaf (in the mosque). He would bring his head near her
in her room and she would comb his hair, while she used to be in her
1, Book 6, Number 297:
The Prophet used to lean
on my lap and recite Qur'an while I was in menses.
1, Book 6, Number 298:
Narrated Um Salama:
While I was laying with
the Prophet under a single woolen sheet, I got the menses. I slipped
away and put on the clothes for menses. He said, "Have you got "Nifas"
(menses)?" I replied, "Yes." He then called me and made me lie with
him under the same sheet.
1, Book 6, Number 299:
The Prophet and I used
to take a bath from a single pot while we were Junub. During the menses,
he used to order me to put on an Izar (dress worn below the waist) and
used to fondle me. While in Itikaf, he used to bring his head near me
and I would wash it while I used to be in my periods (menses).
1, Book 6, Number 300:
(on the authority of
his father) 'Aisha said: "Whenever Allah's Apostle wanted to fondle
anyone of us during her periods (menses), he used to order her to put
on an Izar and start fondling her." 'Aisha added, "None of you could
control his sexual desires as the Prophet could."
1, Book 6, Number 301:
When ever Allah's Apostle
wanted to fondle any of his wives during the periods (menses), he used
to ask her to wear an Izar.
1, Book 6, Number 302:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Once Allah's Apostle
went out to the Musalla (to offer the prayer) o 'Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr
prayer. Then he passed by the women and said, "O women! Give alms, as
I have seen that the majority of the dwellers of Hell-fire were you
(women)." They asked, "Why is it so, O Allah's Apostle ?" He replied,
"You curse frequently and are ungrateful to your husbands. I have not
seen anyone more deficient in intelligence and religion than you. A
cautious sensible man could be led astray by some of you." The women
asked, "O Allah's Apostle! What is deficient in our intelligence and
religion?" He said, "Is not the evidence of two women equal to the witness
of one man?" They replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the
deficiency in her intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither
pray nor fast during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative.
He said, "This is the deficiency in her religion."
1, Book 6, Number 303:
We set out with the Prophet
for Hajj and when we reached Sarif I got my menses. When the Prophet
came to me, I was weeping. He asked, "Why are you weeping?" I said,
"I wish if I had not performed Hajj this year." He asked, "May be that
you got your menses?" I replied, "Yes." He then said, "This is the thing
which Allah has ordained for all the daughters of Adam. So do what all
the pilgrims do except that you do not perform the Tawaf round the Ka'ba
till you are clean."
1, Book 6, Number 304:
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish
said to Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! I do not become clean (from
bleeding). Shall I give up my prayers?" Allah's Apostle replied: "No,
because it is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So when the real
menses begins give up your prayers and when it (the period) has finished
wash the blood off your body (take a bath) and offer your prayers."
1, Book 6, Number 305:
Narrated Asma' bint Abi
A woman asked Allah's
Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! What should we do, if the blood of menses
falls on our clothes?" Allah's Apostle replied, "If the blood of menses
falls on the garment of anyone of you, she must take hold of the blood
spot, rub it, and wash it with water and then pray in (with it)."
1, Book 6, Number 306:
Whenever anyone of us
got her menses, she, on becoming clean, used to take hold of the blood
spot and rub the blood off her garment, and pour water over it and wash
that portion thoroughly and sprinkle water over the rest of the garment.
After that she would pray in (with) it.
1, Book 6, Number 307:
Once one of the wives
of the Prophet did Itikaf along with him and she was getting bleeding
in between her periods. She used to see the blood (from her private
parts) and she would perhaps put a dish under her for the blood. (The
sub-narrator 'Ikrima added, 'Aisha once saw the liquid of safflower
and said, "It looks like what so and so used to have.")
1, Book 6, Number 308:
"One of the wives of
Allah's Apostle joined him in l'tikaf and she noticed blood and yellowish
discharge (from her private parts) and put a dish under her when she
1, Book 6, Number 309:
One of the mothers of
the faithful believers (i.e. the wives of the Prophet ) did l'tikaf
while she was having bleeding in between her periods.
1, Book 6, Number 310:
None of us had more than
a single garment and we used to have our menses while wearing it. Whenever
it got soiled with blood of menses we used to apply saliva to the blood
spot and rub off the blood with our nails.
1, Book 6, Number 311:
We were forbidden to
mourn for a dead person for more than three days except in the case
of a husband for whom mourning was allowed for four months and ten days.
(During that time) we were not allowed to put ko,hl (Antimony eye power)
in our eyes or to use perfumes or to put on colored clothes except a
dress made of 'Asb (a kind of Yemen cloth, very coarse and rough). We
were allowed very light perfumes at the time of taking a bath after
menses and also we were forbidden to go with the funeral procession
1, Book 6, Number 312:
A woman asked the Prophet
about the bath which is take after finishing from the menses. The Prophet
told her what to do and said, "Purify yourself with a piece of cloth
scented with musk." The woman asked, "How shall I purify myself with
it" He said, "Subhan Allah! Purify yourself (with it)." I pulled her
to myself and said, "Rub the place soiled with blood with it."
1, Book 6, Number 313:
An Ansari woman asked
the Prophet how to take a bath after finishing from the menses. He replied,
"Take a piece a cloth perfumed with musk and clean the private parts
with it thrice." The Prophet felt shy and turned his face. So pulled
her to me and told her what the Prophet meant.
1, Book 6, Number 314:
In the last Hajj of Allah's
Apostle I assume the Ihram for Hajj along with Allah Apostle. I was
one of those who intended Tamattu' (to perform Hajj an 'Umra) and did
not take the Hadi (animal for sacrifice) with me. I got my menses and
was not clean till the night of 'Arafa I said, "O Allah's Apostle! It
is the night of the day of 'Arafat and I intended to perform the Hajj
Tamattu' with 'Umra Allah's Apostle told me to undo my hair and comb
it and to postpone the 'Umra. I did the same and completed the Hajj.
On the night of Al-Hasba (i.e. place outside Mecca where the pilgrims
go after finishing all the ceremonies Hajj at Mina) he (the Prophet
ordered 'Abdur Rahman ('Aisha's brother) to take me to At-Tan'im to
assume the lhram for'Umra in lieu of that of Hajj-atTamattu' which I
had intended to perform.
1, Book 6, Number 315:
On the 1st of Dhul-Hijja
we set out with the intention of performing Hajj. Allah's Apostle said,
"Any one who likes to assume the Ihram for 'Umra he can do so. Had I
not brought the Hadi with me, I would have assumed the Ihram for 'Umra.
"Some of us assumed the Ihram for 'Umra while the others assumed the
Ihram for Hajj. I was one of those who assumed the Ihram for 'Umra.
I got menses and kept on menstruating until the day of 'Arafat and complained
of that to the Prophet . He told me to postpone my 'Umra, undo and comb
my hair, and to assure the Ihram of Hajj and I did so. On the right
of Hasba, he sent my brother 'Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me to At-Tah'im,
where I assumed the Ihram for'Umra in lieu of the previous one. Hisham
said, "For that ('Umra) no Hadi, fasting or alms were required.
1, Book 6, Number 316:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "At
every womb Allah appoints an angel who says, 'O Lord! A drop of semen,
O Lord! A clot. O Lord! A little lump of flesh." Then if Allah wishes
(to complete) its creation, the angel asks, (O Lord!) Will it be a male
or female, a wretched or a blessed, and how much will his provision
be? And what will his age be?' So all that is written while the child
is still in the mother's womb."
1, Book 6, Number 317:
'Aisha said, "We set
out with the Prophet in his last Hajj. Some of us intended to perform
'Umra while others Hajj. When we reached Mecca, Allah's Apostle said,
'Those who had assumed the lhram for'Umra and had not brought the Hadi
should finish his lhram and whoever had assumed the Ihram for 'Umra
and brought the Hadi should not finish the Ihram till he has slaughtered
his Hadi and whoever had assumed the lhram for Hajj should complete
his Hajj." 'Aisha further said, "I got my periods (menses) and kept
on menstruating till the day of 'Arafat, and I had assumed the Ihram
for 'Umra only (Tamattu'). The Prophet ordered me to undo and comb my
head hair and assume the lhram for Hajj only and leave the 'Umra. I
did the same till I completed the Hajj. Then the Prophet sent 'Abdur
Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me and ordered me to perform 'Umra from At-Tan'im
in lieu of the missed 'Umra."
1, Book 6, Number 318:
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish
used to have bleeding in between the periods, so she asked the Prophet
about it . He replied, "The bleeding is from a blood vessel and not
the menses. So give up the prayers when the (real) menses begin and
when it has finished, take a bath and start praying."
1, Book 6, Number 319:
A woman asked 'Aisha,
"Should I offer the prayers that which I did not offer because of menses"
'Aisha said, "Are you from the Huraura' (a town in Iraq?) We were with
the Prophet and used to get our periods but he never ordered us to offer
them (the Prayers missed during menses)." 'Aisha perhaps said, "We did
not offer them."
1, Book 6, Number 320:
Narrated Zainab bint
Um-Salama said, "I got
my menses while I was lying with the Prophet under a woolen sheet. So
I slipped away, took the clothes for menses and put them on. Allah's
Apostle said, 'Have you got your menses?' I replied, 'Yes.' Then he
called me and took me with him under the woolen sheet." Um Salama further
said, "The Prophet used to kiss me while he was fasting. The Prophet
and I used to take the bath of Janaba from a single pot."
1, Book 6, Number 321:
Narrated Um Salama:
While I was lying with
the Prophet under a woolen sheet, I got my menses. I slipped away and
put on the clothes for menses. The Prophet said, "Have you got your
menses?" I replied, "Yes." He called me and I slept with him under the
1, Book 6, Number 322:
Hafsa said, 'We used
to forbid our young women to go out for the two 'Id prayers. A woman
came and stayed at the palace of Bani Khalaf and she narrated about
her sister whose husband took part in twelve holy battles along with
the Prophet and her sister was with her husband in six (out of these
twelve). She (the woman's sister) said, "We used to treat the wounded,
look after the patients and once I asked the Prophet, 'Is there any
harm for any of us to stay at home if she doesn't have a veil?' He said,
'She should cover herself with the veil of her companion and should
participate in the good deeds and in the religious gathering of the
Muslims.' When Um 'Atiya came I asked her whether she had heard it from
the Prophet. She replied, "Yes. May my father be sacrificed for him
(the Prophet)! (Whenever she mentioned the Prophet she used to say,
'May my father be sacrificed for him) I have heard the Prophet saying,
'The unmarried young virgins and the mature girl who stay often screened
or the young unmarried virgins who often stay screened and the menstruating
women should come out and participate in the good deeds as well as the
religious gathering of the faithful believers but the menstruating women
should keep away from the Musalla (praying place).' " Hafsa asked Um
'Atiya surprisingly, "Do you say the menstruating women?" She replied,
"Doesn't a menstruating woman attend 'Arafat (Hajj) and such and such
1, Book 6, Number 323:
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish
asked the Prophet, "I got persistent bleeding (in between the periods)
and do not become clean. Shall I give up prayers?" He replied, "No,
this is from a blood vessel. Give up the prayers only for the days on
which you usually get the menses and then take a bath and offer your
1, Book 6, Number 324:
Narrated Um 'Atiya:
We never considered yellowish
discharge as a thing of importance (as menses).
1, Book 6, Number 325:
(the wife of the Prophet)
Um Habiba got bleeding in between the periods for seven years. She asked
Allah's Apostle about it. He ordered her to take a bath (after the termination
of actual periods) and added that it was (from) a blood vessel. So she
used to take a bath for every prayer.
1, Book 6, Number 326:
(the wife of the Prophet)
I told Allah's Apostle that Safiya bint Huyai had got her menses. He
said, "She will probably delay us. Did she perform Tawaf (Al-Ifada)
with you?" We replied, "Yes." On that the Prophet told her to depart.
1, Book 6, Number 327:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
A woman is al lowed to
leave (go back home) if she gets menses (after Tawaf-AlIfada). Ibn 'Umar
formerly used to say that she should not leave but later on I heard
him saying, "She may leave, since Allah's Apostle gave them the permission
to leave (after Tawaf-AlIfada."
1, Book 6, Number 328:
The Prophet said to me,
"Give up the prayer when your menses begin and when it has finished,
wash the blood off your body (take a bath) and start praying."
1, Book 6, Number 329:
Narrated Samura bin Jundab:
The Prophet offered the
funeral prayer for the dead body of a woman who died of (during) delivery
(i.e. child birth) and he stood by the middle of her body.
(the wife of the Prophet)
During my menses, I never prayed, but used to sit on the mat beside
the mosque of Allah's Apostle. He used to offer the prayer on his sheet
and in prostration some of his clothes used to touch me."
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