Menstruation on wedding night


Assalamu Alyakum Dear Shaykh,

I have heard that if a marriage is not consummated within 3 days the marriage is invalid. Is this true?

If a woman is in menstruation on her wedding night, can she still have intercourse with her husband or should she complete her menstruation, make ghusl and then have intercourse, even if its after 5 days?

Jazakallah khayr for your time and effort.
Please remember me and my family in your pious duas.


Wa Alaykum Salam,

What you have heard about 3 days is not correct. What is correct is that one cannot have intercourse until his wife (bride) is completely clean from menstruation.

Imam Senad Agic
American Islamic Center – Chicago
Majlis #1 Head Imam (IABNA)

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