Understanding the Laws of Menstruation
A simple, easy to understand and useful work on the rules Menstruation (hayd), nifas postnatal bleeding, and istihadah irregular bleeding. In the study of jurisprudence, menstruation (hayd), post-natal bleeding (nifas) and irregular bleeding (istihada) are amongst the most important subjects and an area of special concern to women, because many rulings of Islamic law depend on them, such as purification, reaching puberty, prayers, fasting, circling the Holy Ka‘bah, spiritual retreat (i‘tikaf), marital relations, divorce, the waiting period (‘idda) after divorce and the death of a husband and many more. Knowing the legal rulings in regards to female bleeding is obligatory for every Muslim woman. This is because, without knowledge of them, a woman may leave something that Allah has made obligatory on her or she may perform an act that has been made unlawful for her, and become wrongdoing due to that. The work is based on the following noted texts of the Hanafi school: Muktasar al-Quduri, al-Lubab fi Sharh al-Kitab, Nur al-Idah, Maraqi al-Falah, Hashiyat al-Tahtawi & Hashiyat ibn ‘Abideen.