Not a Barrier, Here Are Practices That Can Be Done by Women During Menstruation in the Month of Ramadan
Suara Denpasar – The month of Ramadan is the month that all Muslims in the world have been waiting for.
In this month, every deed that will be done will be rewarded many times over from other months, one of which is fasting.
However, not everyone can experience the pleasure of fasting during the month of Ramadan and doing all the good deeds that are rewarded many times more than in other months.
One of them is an adult woman, who sometimes menstruates (menstruates) every month.
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Some women often feel disappointed not being able to pray together with fellow Muslims, especially in the month of Ramadan.
However, regret and sadness are not good things.
We must believe that menstruation and childbirth are God’s decrees and that is the best thing that God has destined for us.
Even though they are menstruating during the month of Ramadan, women can still carry out the practices that can be done during the holy month.
Quoting from microsite.suara.com which is taken from NU Online, according to the book of Taqrib there are 8 acts of worship that are prohibited when a menstruating woman is praying, reciting the Qur’an, fasting, touching and carrying a mushaf, entering a mosque, circumambulating, and having fun -comfortable around feminine and sexual areas.
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However, scholars from the Maliki school of thought believe that menstruating women can read the Qur’an and scholars from the Hanbali school of thought allow menstruating women to perform i’tikaf in the mosque.
Practices that menstruating women can do in the month of Ramadan include:
Women who are entering their menstrual period are still allowed to recite dhikr. Dhikr is an act of worship that anyone can do anywhere and anytime.
The types of dhikr itself are very diverse, ranging from takbir, tasbih, tahmid and hauqalah.
Being active in istighotsah assemblies, attending tahlilan is one of the activities that has the value of worship.
During menstruation, women are still allowed to pray. Prayer is a worship that can be done universally and can be recited by anyone, even in various languages, including menstruating or postpartum women.
The root of the word prayer comes from da’â-yad’û-du’â which means calling or calling.
Prayer is more than just asking but contains an endeavor to get closer to Allah. Praying can also be called munajat.
In connection with the prohibition on the worship of menstruating women who state that they cannot touch and carry the Mushaf, some scholars say that reading the Koran without touching it with the intention of remembrance and studying it is still permissible.
Seeking knowledge is one practice during menstruation in the month of Ramadan that can be done. Seeking knowledge is a rewarding practice for women during menstruation.
“Learn knowledge, actually learning knowledge because God is a form of piety. Seeking knowledge is worship, studying it is tasbih, and studying it is jihad.” (HR Ad-Dailami)
The activity of seeking knowledge is not limited by conditions, age, and time. Learning and seeking knowledge in this regard applies to all knowledge, both religious and general knowledge.
Giving charity is a practice that women can do when they are menstruating in the month of Ramadan. Giving charity is a simple practice but the reward is quite big.
Practicing alms can be done in various ways. Starting from compensation to the poor, giving orphans to just spreading a smile of kindness.
Listen to lectures
The next practice during menstruation in the month of Ramadan that women can practice is listening to tausiyah.
Through television, radio, or social media, women can already listen to tausiyah. Listening to tausiyah can bring us closer to Allah SWT.
That’s an explanation of the practices of menstruating women in the month of Ramadan that you can do.
Hopefully this article will be useful and useful for all of us. (*/Ana AP)