When is it Allowed to resume Sexual Activity after Menses?
(in the pure Tradition of the Prophet pbuh)
When she becomes clean of any menstrual blood,
and the flow stops completely, it is allowed for them to resume sexual activity after she washes the place where the blood had been, or performs wudhuu’, or takes a complete bath. Whichever of these three alternatives she does makes it allowed for them to resume sexual activity, based on Allaah’s statement in the Qur’an:
“But when they have purified themselves, ye may
approach them in any manner, time, or place ordained for you
by Allah. For Allah loves those who turn to Him
constantly and He loves those who keep themselves pure and clean.”
This is the position of Ibn Hazm, ‘Ataa, Qatadah, al-Awzaa’ee and Daawud az-Zaahiree and of Mujaahid: as Ibn Hazm says: “All three of these are a purification – so whichever of them she uses after the cessation of her periods, then she is lawful for her husband.”
The same term is used to mean washing the private parts in the Aayah revealed concerning the people of Qubaa:
“In it are men who love to be purified; and Allah loves
those who make themselves pure.” [at-Tawbah 9:108]
There is nothing here in the Aayah however, or in the Sunnah, to restrict the Aayah in question to any of the three meanings – and to do so requires a further proof.