On Overcoming Weak Aspiration During Menstruation

Answered by Sayyidi Habib Umar bin Hafiz (may Allah protect him and benefit us by him)

I feel spiritually weak during my menstrual cycle. How can I overcome this?

Remember that this is from Allah. Just as Allah has made things incumbent upon a woman who is pure, He has made other things prohibited for a woman who is on her cycle. Performing that which is incumbent on her when she is pure is an act of worship and abstaining from performing it when she is on her cycle is also an act of worship. Reciting your adhkar when you are on your cycle (except reciting the Qur’an), especially in the last part of the night is a means of drawing close to Allah. Remember that the best of women experienced this – the wives of the Prophets and women who were knowers of Allah – and they were able to reach the highest of stations, so there is no harm, weakness or lowliness in it.