Posted by: SAKINA AND SARA | March 8, 2009


 Major Sins # 21

Having intercourse with ones wife during her period


Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“They ask you concerning menstruation. Say: that is anadhaa (a harmful thing for a husband to have sexual intercourse with his wife while she is having her menses), therefore keep away from women during menses and go not unto them till they have purified (from menses and have taken a bath) . . .”

[al-Baqarah 2:222]


So a man is not permitted to approach his wife until her period has ended and she has taken a bath (ghusl).


Allaah says (interpretation of the meaning):

“. . . And when they have purified themselves, then go in unto them as Allaah has ordained for you . . . “

[al-Baqarah 2:222]


The repulsive nature of this sin is indicated by the words of the Prophet (pace and blessings of Allaah be upon him): “Whoever has intercourse with a menstruating women, or with a woman in her rectum, or goes to a fortune-teller, has disbelieved in what was revealed to Muhammad.”

(Reported by al-Tirmidhi from Abu Hurayrah, 1/243; see also Saheeh al-Jaami’, 5918).


Whoever does this by mistake, not deliberately, does not have to pay any penalty, but the person who does it deliberately and with full knowledge of what he is doing must pay the penalty, which according to the scholars with the soundest knowledge is one dinar or half a dinar. Some scholars say that there is a choice in the amount to be paid; others say that if a man has intercourse with his wife at the beginning of her period, when the flow of blood is heavy, he must pay one dinar, and if he does it at the end of her period when the flow is light, he must pay half a dinar.


In modern terms, a dinar is equal to 25.4 grams of gold: this or the equivalent amount of currency must be given in charity.



  1. very very nice article..

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