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عَنْ عَائِشَةَ أُمِّ المُؤمنينَ رضي الله عنها قَالَتْ:
كُنْتُ أَغْتَسِلُ أَنَا وَالنَّبِيُّ صَلَّى اللهُ عَلَيْهِ وَسَلَّمَ مِنْ إِنَاءٍ وَاحِدٍ كِلاَنَا جُنُبٌ، وَكَانَ يَأْمُرُنِي، فَأَتَّزِرُ، فَيُبَاشِرُنِي وَأَنَا حَائِضٌ، وَكَانَ يُخْرِجُ رَأْسَهُ إِلَيَّ وَهُوَ مُعْتَكِفٌ فَأَغْسِلُهُ وَأَنَا حَائِضٌ.

[صحيح] - [متفق عليه]
المزيــد ...

‘Ā’ishah, Mother of the Believers, (may Allah be pleased with her) reported:
The Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) and I used to take a ritual bath from one pot when we were both Junub (in a state of major ritual impurity). During my menses, he would order me to put on a lower garment, and he would fondle me. While in i'tikāf (seclusion for worship in the mosque), he would lean his head out to me, and I would wash it while I was menstruating.

Sahih/Authentic. - [Al-Bukhari and Muslim]

Explanation

'Ā’ishah, Mother of the Believers (may Allah be pleased with her), reported some of her private affairs with the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him), including the fact that she used to take a ritual bath from Janābah (major ritual impurity) along with him (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) from one pot as they would take water therefrom together. Whenever he (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) wanted to have intimacy with her during her menses, he would order her to cover her body from the navel to the knee, and he would fondle her without copulation. During his I'tikāf in the mosque, he (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) used to lean his head out to 'Ā’ishah, and she would wash it while she was in her house and during her menses.

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Benefits from the Hadith

  1. It is permissible for a man and his wife to take a ritual bath from a single container.
  2. It is permissible to have intimacy with a menstruating woman, apart from the vagina, and her body is ritually pure.
  3. It is recommended for her to wear a lower garment while engaging in intimate contact.
  4. One must follow the means that prevent falling into what is prohibited.
  5. It is forbidden for the menstruating woman to stay in the mosque.
  6. It is permissible for her to touch wet or dry things, and this includes washing and combing the hair.
  7. It shows how the Prophet (may Allah's peace and blessings be upon him) treated his household kindly.