Is using tampons and Menstrual cups permissible?

Question:

Is using tampons and Menstrual cups permissible?

 

Answer:

In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

It is Makrooh (undesirable) to use tampons, menstrual cups or anything else which is inserted into the internal part of the vagina (except for medical reasons). Furthermore using a tampon etc. may be medically harmful to one’s health and generally unhygienic.

During menstruation, a woman should use a sanitary pad or anything else that is used externally.

 

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

Mufti Arshad Ali

Darul Iftaa, Jaamia Madinatul Uloom (Trinidad)

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