Question and Answer Session
Shaikh Ubaid al- Jaabiree (from Madeenah)
Facilitated by: www.miraath.net / Salafi Duroos Live (Paltalk room)
Translator: Abul-Mundhir Adil ibn Arif
Date: 23rd Ramadaan 1430 (Saturday 12th September 2009)
Transcription of the English translation of a question and answer. Audio link provided below to hear the complete answer in Arabic and English:
What are the actions that a woman who is on her menses, the actions she might perform while she is looking for lailatul qadr?
Oh my daughter, have glad tidings and give glad tidings to the others; your sisters in Islaam the daughters of the sunnah, those that follow the sunnah.
That the woman who is in her menses she is allowed to do all things that are legislated for the men and the women that are out of their menses except for fasting and praying. Besides that, he said, you know and you should teach the other sisters in Islaam, that the woman, the Muslim woman, is allowed to stand in lailatul qadr or establish in lailatul qadr: the recitation of the quraan, and making dua supplication to Allaah for all that is good, as well as istighfaar seeking Allaah's forgiveness, and takbeer saying Allaahu Akbar and tasbeeh saying SubhaanAllaah, and tahmeed saying Alhumdulillaah and saying also laa illaaha illAllaah and the other forms of remembrance and dhikr. The shaikh while he was handing me the mic reminded us of the statement that the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) used to say while looking for lailatul qadr
(Dua'a read aloud in Arabic)
"Oh Allaah you are the Pardoner and the giver of asylum, so Pardon me because you love to Pardon."
And he said that you should know that any person that is kept back, and prevented from doing what is better for them from performing righteous actions, any person who is prohibited or a matter comes between them and these righteous actions due to a legislated excuse then this person should know that if they have the right intention and they have a strong will to come closer to Allaah and to better themselves with prayers or fasting or with whatever action it might be, whoever has an excuse a legislated excuse and has that strong will and that strong intention then they should know that Allaah Writes the aj'ar or benefits or reward for them. This is as we find in the hadeeth of the Prophet (sallAllaahu `alayhi wa sallam) when he was travelling with some of the sahaba on a path to the battlefield where he said that,
" There are a people in Madeenah from your brothers, that you don't pass any mountain, and you don't go through any valley except that they, your brothers in Madeenah are with you in the aj'ar, in the reward and benefits, that you are gathering the good deeds that you are gathering by going out in the path of Allaah, the only thing that stopped them meaning your brothers in Madeenah the only thing that stopped them and came between them in being with you is a legislated Islaamic excuse."
So the person should understand that very well the shaikh said.
End of question and answer.
Also see for the dua'a mentioned above in Arabic with references.