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Taking Pills to Delay or Stop Menses for Hajj: Okay?

Taking Pills to Delay or Stop Menses for Hajj


What is the ruling of taking pills such as birth control or hormone tablets to delay a woman’s period (menses) in order to perform Hajj? 


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The majority of the contemporary jurists are of the view t hat it is permissible for a woman to take such pills to stop or delay her menses. From a medical perspective, a woman should consult a specialized doctor before taking such pills on condition that they are not harmful and that they have no religious prohibits.



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