What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: if a woman was to take pills in order to delay menstruation, so that she can observe all of the fasts of Ramadān, will her fasting be valid?

Questioner: Haji Shabir from Birmingham, England


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

Although it is permissible to consume pills to stop menstruation (hayd) and post-natal bleeding (nifās) in order to fast, and the fasts which are kept after doing such are absolutely valid, however, from a medical point of view, to stop hayd and nifās like this could prove to be harmful for one’s health and could disrupt the normal menstrual cycle of a woman. Nevertheless, from a shar’i perspective, it is permissible to do this.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Zameer Ahmed

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0794] Can I take pills to delay my menstruation cycle so that I can observe all the Fasts during Ramadan?

Also see:

[Q-ID0719] My menstrual cycle finished during the day in Ramadan, must I now Fast?

[Q-ID0705] I have missed Fasts from last year due to Periods, do I make them up or pay fidyah?

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