If A Woman's Period Ends Before Fajr
The Awqaf -
I was menstruating and I became pure (my period
ended) before the adhaan for Fajr, but because I was
tired I did not do ghusl until the adhaan was given
for Fajr. Should I complete this day's fast, knowing
that I had the intention of fasting this day before
Praise be to Allaah.
If a menstruating woman becomes pure before Fajr then
she should have the intention of fasting and her fast
is valid, even if she does not do ghusl until after
The same ruling applies to one who is junub (in a
state of impurity following sexual activity) if he
does not do ghusl until after dawn comes.
Al-Bukhaari (1962) and Muslim (1109) narrated from
Sulaymaan ibn Yasaar that he asked Umm Salamah (may
Allaah be pleased with her (about a man who wakes up
junub – can he fast? She said: The Messenger of Allaah
(peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) used to
wake up junub not from a wet-dream and he would fast.
Al-Nawawi (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:
The scholars of these cities are unanimously agreed
that the fast of one who is junub is valid, whether
that was as the result of a wet dream or of
If the blood of menstruation or nifaas (post-partum
bleeding) stops at night, then dawn comes before the
woman does ghusl, her fast is valid and she has to
complete it, whether she did not do ghusl deliberately
or because she forgot, with or without an excuse. The
same applies to one who is junub. This is our view and
the view of all the scholars, apart from that which
was narrated from some of the salaf but we do not know
whether it is saheeh or not.
And Allaah knows best.