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Last updated: 4th October 2006
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can i put food down on the table if i am on my periods during ramadhan to other brothers that are non marram?


Al-jawab billahi at-taufeeq (the answer with Allah's guidance)

A woman who is in the state of Haidh (menses) or Janabat (major impurity) can serve food etc, for her husband or Mahrams.

Narrated 'Urwa:

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."
(Bukhari, Volume 1, Book 6, Number 295)

However, it would not be permissible to serve food etc, in the presence of non Mahrams whether a woman is in the state of Haidh (menses) etc, or not.

And Only Allah Ta'ala Knows Best.

Answer last updated on:
24th April 2008
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