Menstruation

Posted on 06/02/2012 by marina

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MENSTRUATION Arabic makis مخيص
The catamenia, or menses, is termed hayz. The woman in this condition is called ha iz or ha izah. All books of Muslim theology contain a chapter devoted to the treatment of women in this condition. During the period of menstruation, women are not permitted to say their prayers, or to touch or read the Qur’an, or enter a. mosque, and are forbidden to their husbands. But it is related in the traditions that Muhammad abrogated the law of Moses which set a menstruous woman entirely apart for seven day.. (Leviticus xv. 19). And Anas says that a hen the Jews heard this they said, “This man opposes our customs in everything.”
(Sets Qur’an, Surah ii. 222; Miskatu ‘l-Masabih, Hamilton’s ed. vol. 1. p. 121; Arabic ed. Babu ‘l- Haiz.)
When the 1eriod of menses ceases, bathing must be performed and prayer said.

Based on Hughes, Dictionary of Islam