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|Is it permissible for a woman to use contraceptives and other forms of medication during Ramadan to stop her period in order to be able to fast the whole month of Ramadan? I know that women are allowed to use such kind of medication during Hajj, but I wonder does the same ruling applies here? Jazakum Allahu Khayran.|
|Rif`at Fawzi `Abd Al-Muttalib|
In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.
All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger.
Dear sister in Islam, thank you very much for having confidence in us and may Almighty Allah guide you to that which pleases Him and to reward you for your sincere intention and keenness in performing the acts of worship, Amen.
The Muslim woman is allowed to take pills to stop menses during Ramadan. If she does so to continue observing fasting, then her intention is a good one and Allah will reward her for such a good intention.
In an attempt to furnish you with an answer to your question, we would like to cite for you the following fatwa issued by the late Sheikh Sayyed Mutawalli Ad-Darsh, former head of the UK Shari`ah council, in which he states the following:
Moreover, Dr. Rif`at Fawzi, former professor of Shari`ah at Cairo University, adds:
Allah Almighty knows best.