Ramadan: The Menstrual Experience

Ramadan: The Menstrual Experience

Ramadan is a sacred time for Muslims all around the world. Celebrated during the ninth month during the Muslim calendar, It is the month in which it is believed that the Holy Qur'an was sent down from heaven "as a guidance for men and women.”

People on their period are exempt from fasting (and prayer) and are instead required to make up their fasts before the next Ramadan. But what does this mean for the rest of the cycle?

 Sameera Qureshi, an Islamic Psychology practitioner said it best, “that parents tend to misunderstand the concept of modesty and act from a place of shame instead.”