Sunday 15 Sha‘ban 1445 - 25 February 2024

Her husband had intercourse with her, then her period came – when should she do ghusl?


If a person has sexual intercourse with her husband and then her period comes. Does she still need to take the bath of someone who is sexually defiled. Or can she bathe anytime during that day she likes. 


Praise be to Allah.

If a husband has intercourse with his wife, then her period comes before she does ghusl from janaabah (impurity following sexual activity), she does not have to do ghusl from janaabah until her period ends. But if she wants to recite Qur’aan, then she must do ghusl from janaabah, because one who is in a state of janaabah is not permitted to recite Qur’aan, according to the soundest scholarly opinion.

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Source: Shaykh Sa’d al-Humayd