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?