Are You A Man Who Menstruates?

Kharshah bin al-Hurr narrated:

I saw Umar bin al-Khattaab (radhiyallahu anhu) while a young man passed by him, who had his lower garment hanging (below his ankle) and he was dragging it. So he (Umar) called him and said:

“Are you one who menstruates?”

He replied

O Ameer ul-Mu’mineen, does a man menstruate?”

He (Umar) replied:

So what is the matter with you having your lower garment (trousers) hang down upon your feet?” (ie. only women are permitted to do so)

Then he (Umar) called for a knife, gathered the hem of his trousers and cut what was below the ankles.

Karshah (the narrator) said:

It is as if I (can still) see the threads (from the professionally amputated trousers) trailing upon his heels.”

(Recorded in the Jaami’ of Sufyan ibn Uyayna. Ibn Abi Shaybah also narrates a shorter version of this incident with a Saheeh chain.)


ﻭﺃﺧﺮﺝ ﺳﻔﻴﺎﻥ ﺑﻦ ﻋﻴﻴﻨﺔ ﻓﻲ ﺟﺎﻣﻌﻪ ﻋﻦ ﺧﺮﺷﺔ ﺑﻦ اﻟﺤﺮ ﻗﺎﻝ: ﺭﺃﻳﺖ ﻋﻤﺮ ﺑﻦ اﻟﺨﻄﺎﺏ ﺭﺿﻲ اﻟﻠﻪ ﻋﻨﻪ ﻭﻣﺮ ﺑﻪ ﻓﺘﻰ ﻗﺪ ﺃﺳﺒﻞ ﺇﺯاﺭﻩ ﻭﻫﻮ ﻳﺠﺮﻩ، ﻓﺪﻋﺎﻩ ﻓﻘﺎﻝ ﻟﻪ: ﺃﺣﺎﺋﺾ ﺃﻧﺖ؟ ﻗﺎﻝ: ﻗﺎﻝ: ﻳﺎ ﺃﻣﻴﺮ اﻟﻤﺆﻣﻨﻴﻦ ﻭﻫﻞ ﻳﺤﻴﺾ اﻟﺮﺟﻞ؟ ﻗﺎﻝ: ﻓﻤﺎ ﺑﺎﻟﻚ ﻗﺪ ﺃﺳﺒﻠﺖ ﺇﺯاﺭﻙ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻗﺪﻣﻴﻚ؟ ﺛﻢ ﺩﻋﺎ ﺑﺸﻔﺮﺓ ﺛﻢ ﺟﻤﻊ ﻃﺮﻑ ﺇﺯاﺭﻩ ﻓﻘﻄﻊ ﻣﺎ ﺃﺳﻔﻞ اﻟﻜﻌﺒﻴﻦ، ﻭﻗﺎﻝ ﺧﺮﺷﺔ: ﻛﺄﻧﻲ ﺃﻧﻈﺮ ﺇﻟﻰ اﻟﺨﻴﻮﻁ ﻋﻠﻰ ﻋﻘﺒﻴﻪ. ﻛﺬا ﻓﻲ اﻟﻜﻨﺰ

Extracted from Reliablefatwas.com

Often we find ourselves exerting in good actions but when it comes to actions of this nature, we tend to have a light hearted approach simply because it does not blend in with our logic. Islam is submission, be alert of situations which may lead us to disbelief. When weakness is spotted, then admit and make dua for a day will come where one will have the ability to perform the impossible. However rejecting results in deprivation. This was Shaytaan!

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