What do the noble ulamā say regarding a woman who is in her monthly cycle of bleeding (hayd) is she permitted to enter a Masjid to attend a Mawlid gathering?

Question received from: Naheem (England)


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

It is impermissible and harām for a woman to enter a Masjid in the state of menstruation (hayd), even if it be for the purpose of attending a Mawlid gathering as is mentioned in al-Durr al-Mukhtār,

وَيَحْرُمُ بِالْحَدَثِ الْأَكْبَرِ دُخُولُ مَسْجِدٍوَلَوْ لِلْعُبُورِ أَيْ الْمُرُورِ

“Entering a masjid becomes prohibited in the state of major ritual impurity (al-hadath al-akbar), even if it be for passing through a Masjid.”

[al-Durr al-Mukhtār with Radd al-Muhtār, vol 1, pg 493]

There is a Hadīth regarding this issue which Allāmah al-Shāmī has put forward as evidence. It is related from Sayyidah ‘A’ishah (may Allāh be pleased with her) that,

“جَاءَ رَسُولُ اللَّهِ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ وَوُجُوهُ بُيُوتِ أَصْحَابِهِ شَارِعَةٌ فِي الْمَسْجِدِ، فَقَالَ: وَجِّهُوا هَذِهِ الْبُيُوتَ عَنِ الْمَسْجِدِ، ثُمَّ دَخَلَ النَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللَّهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ، وَلَمْ يَصْنَعِ الْقَوْمُ شَيْئًا رَجَاءَ أَنْ تَنْزِلَ فِيهِمْ رُخْصَةٌ، فَخَرَجَ إِلَيْهِمْ بَعْدُ، فَقَالَ: وَجِّهُوا هَذِهِ الْبُيُوتَ عَنِ الْمَسْجِدِ، فَإِنِّي لَا أُحِلُّ الْمَسْجِدَ لِحَائِضٍ وَلَا جُنُبٍ”

“The Messenger of Allāh  came and the doorways of the homes of the companions (may Allāh be pleased with them all) were opening upon the Masjid, so he  said, ‘Turn the faces of these homes away from the Masjid.’ Then the Prophet  entered [either the Masjid or the homes of the companions] and the people had not made any change; hopeful that permission would descend in the revelation. Then when the Messenger  came to them again, he  said, ‘Turn the faces of these homes away from the Masjid, for I do not permit the Masjid upon a menstruating woman or a person in major ritual impurity (junbī).’”

[Sunan Abī Dāwūd, Hadīth no 232]

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 Mawlana Ibrar Shafi

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