2. Prohibited on a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleeding
The Prophet (sall Allâhu’ alayhi wa sallam) himself mentioned that the women with post-partum and menstrual bleeding are not allowed to fast and even if they do their fast is not accepted. And many of the scholars of Islaam have said that one who is fasting and finds out that she is menstruating then it is obligatory upon her to break her fast. And this was said by Ibn Qudaamah (d. 620 AH) as well in his al-Mughni (4/397), “If a menstruating woman intends to fast and refrains from eating and drinking even though she is aware that this is haraam, she is sinning and that will not avail her anything.” So when one finds that she is menstruating anytime during the day before iftaar, then it is obligatory upon her to break that fast and make it up when she is not menstruating. It does not matter whether it is a few seconds or few minutes before iftaar or earlier in the day, the same ruling applies.
Chapter 1: Fasting in Ramadhaan
Chapter 2: Conditions in which breaking fast is Permissible, Impermissible, or Recommended
1. Impermissible to break fast during Ramadhan
2. Prohibited to fast for a woman in her menstrual or post-partum bleedin
3. Obligatory to break it when it is required to save a person’s life
4. Recommended to break fast for one who is ill and fears harm from fasting.
5. Recommended to break fast when one is traveling
6. Permissible for one to break fast who begins a journey while fasting
7. Permissible for a pregnant or nursing (breast feeding) woman
8. Change of condition of a person doesn’t obligate one to refrain from eating and drinking the rest of the day.
9. Prohibited to fast a voluntary fast instead of an obligatory one.
Chapter 3: That which Invalidates Your Fast
Chapter 4: Repayment of Missed or Broken Fasts
Chapter 5: Recommended, Disliked, and Impermissible Days of Fasting
(Chapter 4 & 5 – Insha’Allah comming soon around Eid al Fitr)