I know we have to be purify before making salah and praising Allah swt. But how's a woman supposed to make supplications to Allah swt if she's on her menses and not purify.

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    @Medi1Saif what you mean is that after this kind of wudu, we can do prayer(salah) etc? which need wudu? if this is what you mean than i am afraid this is not the case. Commented Jul 10, 2016 at 13:14
  • Both dua' and dhikr don't need wudu'. On the other hand a man can still perform wudu while he is junub (and this is recommended before having an other interourse, even if it doesn't cahnge anything on the state of being "junub" or not being able to pray) so why a woman can't perform wudu while she is in her menses?
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 7:46
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    i am not saying one cannot do wudu, i am talking about its validity. bathing comes first when one is junbi, only than wudu will be valid. Commented Jul 11, 2016 at 15:37
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    @ZiaUlRehmanMughal that was not at all a comment on your comment, i just realized that the addition was misleading and deleted my former comment and replaced it with a better one.
    – Medi1Saif
    Commented Jul 12, 2016 at 9:29
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    jazakallah brother. Commented Jul 12, 2016 at 18:23

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First of all note if all of us needed to be purified to perform dhikr or du'a logically that would mean that women would have a vast disadvantage, only because of something Allah created:
They have menses and they have the postpartum period which are long periods of time where they would not be allowed to communicate with Allah, while men can only become impure due to intercourse or janabah which they share with women too.
I think only from a logical view this can't be, as Allah would never "reject" people (as du'a or dhikr means asking Allah and remembering HIM) for something HE has created HIMSELF!
Therefore purity has only been prescribed for the prayer itself by the Quran (Note that this is the only kind of worhsip women don't need to make up due to menses or postpartum period, while they need to make up fast and tawaf etc.).

So here's a fatwa on the Issue of your question.

Note that a women in menses can do the following worships:

  • She can read any book which has some verses of the Quran inside (as long as it is not a Quran) note that this already is dhikr (remembrance of Allah).
  • She can listen to quranic recitation or recite from her memory (See fatwa in Arabic).
  • She can even prostrate if she passes by a Verse of prostration (See fatwa in Arabic)!
  • She can recite any dhikr (see fatwa in Arabic)!
  • Some scholars allow it to read from a Mushaf (copy of the Quran) if there's something between her hands and the Mushaf (see this fatwa in Arabic), so if somebody put it on a desk and she reads from it without touching that also would be allowed (see also this fatwa)!
  • She can also attend the Khotba of Eid and attend the EId prayer without participating in it (see in sahih Muslim).

See also this fatwa on what a woman in her menses can do during lailat al-qadr!

I also forgot to mention that non-Muslims perform dua' and you may even find quotes in the Quran of disbelievers asking Allah, which underlines that purity (tahara) is not a condition for performing dua'.

And Allah knows best!

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