What do the scholars of the Dīn and muftīs of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: If a woman’s menstrual cycle completes in exactly ten days, then can she have intercourse with her husband without performing Ghusl?

Questioner: Sister from UK


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

Yes, absolutely. A woman whose menstrual cycle has finished in ten days becomes pure, thus, it is permissible for her to have intercourse with her husband, even if she has not yet performed Ghusl. However, it is Mustahabb for her to first perform Ghusl, and then have intercourse.

Just as it is stated in Fatāwā Hindiyyah[1],

“إذَا مَضَى أَكْثَرُ مُدَّةِ الْحَيْضِ وَهُوَ الْعَشَرَةُ يَحِلُّ وَطْؤُهَا قَبْلَ الْغُسْلِ مُبْتَدَأَةً كَانَتْ أَوْ مُعْتَادَةً وَيُسْتَحَبُّ لَهُ أَنْ لَا يَطَأَهَا حَتَّى تَغْتَسِلَ”

[al-Fatāwā al-Hindiyyah, vol 1, ch 4, pg 39][2]

[1] Also in Bahār-e-Sharī’at.

[2] [Bahār-e-Sharī’at, vol 1, part 2, pg 383]

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
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Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri
Translated by Haider Ali

Read the original Urdu answer here: [Q-ID0758] My menstrual cycle lasted 10 days, do I have to do Ghusl before having sexual relations?

Also see:

[Q-ID0756] My menstruation cycle finished earlier than usual, can I perform Ghusl and pray? What about having sexual relations?

[Q-ID0757] My menstrual cycle finished before 10 days, do I have to do Ghusl before having sexual relations?

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