|Translation of Sahih
Bukhari, Book 6:
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 293:
'Aisha said, "We set out with the sole intention of performing
Hajj and when we reached Sarif, (a place six miles from Mecca) I got
my menses. Allah's Apostle came to me while I was weeping. He said
'What is the matter with you? Have you got your menses?' I replied,
'Yes.' He said, 'This is a thing which Allah has ordained for the
daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do with the exception
of the Taw-af (Circumambulation) round the Ka'ba." 'Aisha added,
"Allah's Apostle sacrificed cows on behalf of his wives."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 294:
While in menses, I used to comb the hair of Allah's Apostle .
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 295:
A person asked me, "Can a woman in menses serve me? And can a
Junub woman come close to me?" I replied, "All this is easy for me.
All of them can serve me, and there is no harm for any other person
to do the same. 'Aisha told me that she used to comb the hair of
Allah's Apostle while she was in her menses, and he was in Itikaf
(in the mosque). He would bring his head near her in her room and
she would comb his hair, while she used to be in her menses."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 296:
The Prophet used to lean on my lap and recite Qur'an while I was
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 297:
Narrated Um Salama:
While I was laying with the Prophet under a single woolen sheet,
I got the menses. I slipped away and put on the clothes for menses.
He said, "Have you got "Nifas" (menses)?" I replied, "Yes." He then
called me and made me lie with him under the same sheet.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 298:
The Prophet and I used to take a bath from a single pot while we
were Junub. During the menses, he used to order me to put on an Izar
(dress worn below the waist) and used to fondle me. While in Itikaf,
he used to bring his head near me and I would wash it while I used
to be in my periods (menses).
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 299:
Narrated 'Abdur-Rahman bin Al-Aswad:
(on the authority of his father) 'Aisha said: "Whenever Allah's
Apostle wanted to fondle anyone of us during her periods (menses),
he used to order her to put on an Izar and start fondling her."
'Aisha added, "None of you could control his sexual desires as the
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 300:
When ever Allah's Apostle wanted to fondle any of his wives
during the periods (menses), he used to ask her to wear an Izar.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 301:
Narrated Abu Said Al-Khudri:
Once Allah's Apostle went out to the Musalla (to offer the
prayer) o 'Id-al-Adha or Al-Fitr prayer. Then he passed by the women
and said, "O women! Give alms, as I have seen that the majority of
the dwellers of Hell-fire were you (women)." They asked, "Why is it
so, O Allah's Apostle ?" He replied, "You curse frequently and are
ungrateful to your husbands. I have not seen anyone more deficient
in intelligence and religion than you. A cautious sensible man could
be led astray by some of you." The women asked, "O Allah's Apostle!
What is deficient in our intelligence and religion?" He said, "Is
not the evidence of two women equal to the witness of one man?" They
replied in the affirmative. He said, "This is the deficiency in her
intelligence. Isn't it true that a woman can neither pray nor fast
during her menses?" The women replied in the affirmative. He said,
"This is the deficiency in her religion."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 302:
We set out with the Prophet for Hajj and when we reached Sarif I
got my menses. When the Prophet came to me, I was weeping. He asked,
"Why are you weeping?" I said, "I wish if I had not performed Hajj
this year." He asked, "May be that you got your menses?" I replied,
"Yes." He then said, "This is the thing which Allah has ordained for
all the daughters of Adam. So do what all the pilgrims do except
that you do not perform the Tawaf round the Ka'ba till you are
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 303:
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish said to Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's
Apostle! I do not become clean (from bleeding). Shall I give up my
prayers?" Allah's Apostle replied: "No, because it is from a blood
vessel and not the menses. So when the real menses begins give up
your prayers and when it (the period) has finished wash the blood
off your body (take a bath) and offer your prayers."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 304:
Narrated Asma' bint Abi Bakr:
A woman asked Allah's Apostle, "O Allah's Apostle! What should we
do, if the blood of menses falls on our clothes?" Allah's Apostle
replied, "If the blood of menses falls on the garment of anyone of
you, she must take hold of the blood spot, rub it, and wash it with
water and then pray in (with it)."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 305:
Whenever anyone of us got her menses, she, on becoming clean,
used to take hold of the blood spot and rub the blood off her
garment, and pour water over it and wash that portion thoroughly and
sprinkle water over the rest of the garment. After that she would
pray in (with) it.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 306:
Once one of the wives of the Prophet did Itikaf along with him
and she was getting bleeding in between her periods. She used to see
the blood (from her private parts) and she would perhaps put a dish
under her for the blood. (The sub-narrator 'Ikrima added, 'Aisha
once saw the liquid of safflower and said, "It looks like what so
and so used to have.")
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 307:
"One of the wives of Allah's Apostle joined him in l'tikaf and
she noticed blood and yellowish discharge (from her private parts)
and put a dish under her when she prayed."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 308:
One of the mothers of the faithful believers (i.e. the wives of
the Prophet ) did l'tikaf while she was having bleeding in between
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 309:
None of us had more than a single garment and we used to have our
menses while wearing it. Whenever it got soiled with blood of menses
we used to apply saliva to the blood spot and rub off the blood with
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 310:
We were forbidden to mourn for a dead person for more than three
days except in the case of a husband for whom mourning was allowed
for four months and ten days. (During that time) we were not allowed
to put ko,hl (Antimony eye power) in our eyes or to use perfumes or
to put on colored clothes except a dress made of 'Asb (a kind of
Yemen cloth, very coarse and rough). We were allowed very light
perfumes at the time of taking a bath after menses and also we were
forbidden to go with the funeral procession .
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 311:
A woman asked the Prophet about the bath which is take after
finishing from the menses. The Prophet told her what to do and said,
"Purify yourself with a piece of cloth scented with musk." The woman
asked, "How shall I purify myself with it" He said, "Subhan Allah!
Purify yourself (with it)." I pulled her to myself and said, "Rub
the place soiled with blood with it."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 312:
An Ansari woman asked the Prophet how to take a bath after
finishing from the menses. He replied, "Take a piece a cloth
perfumed with musk and clean the private parts with it thrice." The
Prophet felt shy and turned his face. So pulled her to me and told
her what the Prophet meant.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 313:
In the last Hajj of Allah's Apostle I assume the Ihram for Hajj
along with Allah Apostle. I was one of those who intended Tamattu'
(to perform Hajj an 'Umra) and did not take the Hadi (animal for
sacrifice) with me. I got my menses and was not clean till the night
of 'Arafa I said, "O Allah's Apostle! It is the night of the day of
'Arafat and I intended to perform the Hajj Tamattu' with 'Umra
Allah's Apostle told me to undo my hair and comb it and to postpone
the 'Umra. I did the same and completed the Hajj. On the night of
Al-Hasba (i.e. place outside Mecca where the pilgrims go after
finishing all the ceremonies Hajj at Mina) he (the Prophet ordered
'Abdur Rahman ('Aisha's brother) to take me to At-Tan'im to assume
the lhram for'Umra in lieu of that of Hajj-atTamattu' which I had
intended to perform.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 314:
On the 1st of Dhul-Hijja we set out with the intention of
performing Hajj. Allah's Apostle said, "Any one who likes to assume
the Ihram for 'Umra he can do so. Had I not brought the Hadi with
me, I would have assumed the Ihram for 'Umra. "Some of us assumed
the Ihram for 'Umra while the others assumed the Ihram for Hajj. I
was one of those who assumed the Ihram for 'Umra. I got menses and
kept on menstruating until the day of 'Arafat and complained of that
to the Prophet . He told me to postpone my 'Umra, undo and comb my
hair, and to assure the Ihram of Hajj and I did so. On the right of
Hasba, he sent my brother 'Abdur-Rahman bin Abi Bakr with me to
At-Tah'im, where I assumed the Ihram for'Umra in lieu of the
previous one. Hisham said, "For that ('Umra) no Hadi, fasting or
alms were required.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 315:
Narrated Anas bin Malik:
The Prophet said, "At every womb Allah appoints an angel who
says, 'O Lord! A drop of semen, O Lord! A clot. O Lord! A little
lump of flesh." Then if Allah wishes (to complete) its creation, the
angel asks, (O Lord!) Will it be a male or female, a wretched or a
blessed, and how much will his provision be? And what will his age
be?' So all that is written while the child is still in the mother's
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 316:
'Aisha said, "We set out with the Prophet in his last Hajj. Some
of us intended to perform 'Umra while others Hajj. When we reached
Mecca, Allah's Apostle said, 'Those who had assumed the lhram
for'Umra and had not brought the Hadi should finish his lhram and
whoever had assumed the Ihram for 'Umra and brought the Hadi should
not finish the Ihram till he has slaughtered his Hadi and whoever
had assumed the lhram for Hajj should complete his Hajj." 'Aisha
further said, "I got my periods (menses) and kept on menstruating
till the day of 'Arafat, and I had assumed the Ihram for 'Umra only
(Tamattu'). The Prophet ordered me to undo and comb my head hair and
assume the lhram for Hajj only and leave the 'Umra. I did the same
till I completed the Hajj. Then the Prophet sent 'Abdur Rahman bin
Abi Bakr with me and ordered me to perform 'Umra from At-Tan'im in
lieu of the missed 'Umra."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 317:
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish used to have bleeding in between the
periods, so she asked the Prophet about it . He replied, "The
bleeding is from a blood vessel and not the menses. So give up the
prayers when the (real) menses begin and when it has finished, take
a bath and start praying."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 318:
A woman asked 'Aisha, "Should I offer the prayers that which I
did not offer because of menses" 'Aisha said, "Are you from the
Huraura' (a town in Iraq?) We were with the Prophet and used to get
our periods but he never ordered us to offer them (the Prayers
missed during menses)." 'Aisha perhaps said, "We did not offer
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 319:
Narrated Zainab bint Abi Salama:
Um-Salama said, "I got my menses while I was lying with the
Prophet under a woolen sheet. So I slipped away, took the clothes
for menses and put them on. Allah's Apostle said, 'Have you got your
menses?' I replied, 'Yes.' Then he called me and took me with him
under the woolen sheet." Um Salama further said, "The Prophet used
to kiss me while he was fasting. The Prophet and I used to take the
bath of Janaba from a single pot."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 320:
Narrated Um Salama:
While I was lying with the Prophet under a woolen sheet, I got my
menses. I slipped away and put on the clothes for menses. The
Prophet said, "Have you got your menses?" I replied, "Yes." He
called me and I slept with him under the woolen sheet.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 321:
Hafsa said, 'We used to forbid our young women to go out for the
two 'Id prayers. A woman came and stayed at the palace of Bani
Khalaf and she narrated about her sister whose husband took part in
twelve holy battles along with the Prophet and her sister was with
her husband in six (out of these twelve). She (the woman's sister)
said, "We used to treat the wounded, look after the patients and
once I asked the Prophet, 'Is there any harm for any of us to stay
at home if she doesn't have a veil?' He said, 'She should cover
herself with the veil of her companion and should participate in the
good deeds and in the religious gathering of the Muslims.' When Um
'Atiya came I asked her whether she had heard it from the Prophet.
She replied, "Yes. May my father be sacrificed for him (the
Prophet)! (Whenever she mentioned the Prophet she used to say, 'May
my father be sacrificed for him) I have heard the Prophet saying,
'The unmarried young virgins and the mature girl who stay often
screened or the young unmarried virgins who often stay screened and
the menstruating women should come out and participate in the good
deeds as well as the religious gathering of the faithful believers
but the menstruating women should keep away from the Musalla
(praying place).' " Hafsa asked Um 'Atiya surprisingly, "Do you say
the menstruating women?" She replied, "Doesn't a menstruating woman
attend 'Arafat (Hajj) and such and such (other deeds)?"
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 322:
Fatima bint Abi Hubaish asked the Prophet, "I got persistent
bleeding (in between the periods) and do not become clean. Shall I
give up prayers?" He replied, "No, this is from a blood vessel. Give
up the prayers only for the days on which you usually get the menses
and then take a bath and offer your prayers."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 323:
Narrated Um 'Atiya:
We never considered yellowish discharge as a thing of importance
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 324:
(the wife of the Prophet) Um Habiba got bleeding in between the
periods for seven years. She asked Allah's Apostle about it. He
ordered her to take a bath (after the termination of actual periods)
and added that it was (from) a blood vessel. So she used to take a
bath for every prayer.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 325:
(the wife of the Prophet) I told Allah's Apostle that Safiya bint
Huyai had got her menses. He said, "She will probably delay us. Did
she perform Tawaf (Al-Ifada) with you?" We replied, "Yes." On that
the Prophet told her to depart.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 326:
Narrated Ibn 'Abbas:
A woman is al lowed to leave (go back home) if she gets menses
(after Tawaf-AlIfada). Ibn 'Umar formerly used to say that she
should not leave but later on I heard him saying, "She may leave,
since Allah's Apostle gave them the permission to leave (after
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 327:
The Prophet said to me, "Give up the prayer when your menses
begin and when it has finished, wash the blood off your body (take a
bath) and start praying."
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 328:
Narrated Samura bin Jundab:
The Prophet offered the funeral prayer for the dead body of a
woman who died of (during) delivery (i.e. child birth) and he stood
by the middle of her body.
Volume 1, Book 6, Number 329:
(the wife of the Prophet) During my menses, I never prayed, but
used to sit on the mat beside the mosque of Allah's Apostle. He used
to offer the prayer on his sheet and in prostration some of his
clothes used to touch me."