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Can you read Quran if you are on your cycle(Period), can you also enter the Mosque.

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Salaam,
Can you read Quran if you are on your cycle(Period), can you also enter the Mosque.
I know that we are not supposed to pray nor hold the holy quran, but you can read the quran and enter the Masjid right.


I really need to know this because different people say different things toward this manner.


I also want to know: Do you have to wudu if you just took a shower. I mean can you just pray when you come from the shower without forming the wudu

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Read Quran and mosque in Menses

In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is no one (no idol, no person,  no grave, no prophet,  no imam,  no dai,  nobody!) worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.

Your Question: Can you read Quran if you are on your cycle(Period), can you also enter the Mosque.
This is a issue on which the scholars of Islam have a difference of opinion.  The best and most accepted opinion is that a women who is in their menstrual period should abstain from touching a copy of the Quran, until she has purified herself.  But the scholars in Islam are unanimous in their opinion that there is absolutely no harm for a woman, who is in her menstrual period, to recite the Quran from memory.

Your Question: can you also enter the Mosque.
The Messenger of Allah (saws) said: 'Direct those houses away from the mosque, for it is not permitted for a menstruating woman or sexually impure person to be in the mosque."

Related by Abu Dawud.

Umm Salamah related that the Prophet (saws) came to the mosque's courtyard and said at the top of his voice, "The mosque is off limits to menstruating women and the sexually impure persons."

Related by Ibn Majah and at-Tabarani.

In light of the above guidance of the Messenger of Allah (saws), it is not permissible for a menstruating woman to visit the Mosques, until she has purified herself from her menses.

Your Question: Do you have to wudu if you just took a shower. I mean can you just pray when you come from the shower without forming the wudu.

A ‘ghusl’ or ‘full bath’ or ‘shower’ is a bigger form of purification than the ‘wudu’; thus if one has taken a ‘shower’ or a ‘full bath’ with the intention to purify oneself, there is absolutely no need for them to perform the wudu again after their ‘shower’. 

When one has taken the ‘shower’ or ‘full bath’ with the intention to purify oneself, they will be considered to be in the state of wudu, and they can make themselves available to offer their prayers until they break their wudu.

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone.  Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.

Your brother and well wisher in Islam,

Burhan