Fatwa: # 19633
Category: Menstruation
Country: India
Date: 6th December 2011


Are tampons permissible?


Is it Haram for Muslim women to use tampons during their monthly periods?


In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is reprehensible for women to use tampons.[1][2] 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mawlana Ali bin Cassim
Student Darul Iftaa
Los Angeles, CA (USA)

Checked and Approved by,
Mufti Ebrahim Desai.

[1]الدر المختار وحاشية ابن عابدين (رد المحتار) (1/ 289)

وَفِي شَرْحِ الْوِقَايَةِ: وَضْعُ الْكُرْسُفِ مُسْتَحَبٌّ لِلْبِكْرِ فِي الْحَيْضِ وَلِلثَّيِّبِ فِي كُلِّ حَالٍ، وَمَوْضِعُهُ مَوْضِعُ الْبَكَارَةِ، وَيُكْرَهُ فِي الْفَرْجِ الدَّاخِلِ. اهـ وَالْكُرْسُفُ: بِضَمِّ الْكَافِ وَالسِّينِ الْمُهْمَلَةِ بَيْنَهُمَا رَاءٌ سَاكِنَةٌ الْقُطْنُ. وَفِي اصْطِلَاحِ الْفُقَهَاءِ: مَا يُوضَعُ عَلَى فَمِ الْفَرْجِ

 ذخر المتاهلين بشرحه المنهل الواردين (171)

(و يكره وضغه) اي: وضع جميعه (في الفرج الداخل) لانه يشبه النكاح بيدها، "محيط".

[2] Birgivi’s Manual Interpreted pg.48

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