copyright February 2006 (Muharram 1427)
(updated December 2013 - Safar 1435)
A lady who delays her Tawaaf-e-Ziyyaarat beyond sunset of the 12th of Zil Hajj due to her menses or Nifaas will not be liable for a Damm.
Ensure that the departure date for one’s home country from Makkah allows one enough time to complete Tawaaf-e-Ziyyaarat and Tawaaful Wida. It is highly recommended that one makes her return bookings after 21st of Zil Hajj. This is a safety measure in case one starts her menses on the 10th of Zil Hajj, (the allowable day for Tawaaf-e-Ziyyaarat), and continues having them for a full ten days and ten nights.
Without having performed Tawaaf-e-Ziyyaarat, her Hajj will be incomplete and she will not be able to have marital relations with her spouse for life till she performs this Tawaaf, even if it means travelling back to Saudi Arabia!
If, under dire circumstances, a lady in menses has to leave Makkah, then some scholars have given the Fatwa that she may shower, wrap herself tightly, and perform the Tawaaf even in her menses. But this should only be sought when the necessity is sincere. However, even in this ruling, there is a difference of opinion among the scholars as to whether such a lady has to give the penalty of Bodanah or not.