Allah Ta’ala has created the human being as ‘ASHRAFUL MAKHLOOQAAT’ (the best of His creation). Males and females have been created differently with their own unique physical and emotional characteristics and needs. All these are signs of His evident power and greatness. A female’s first haidh (period / menstruation) is actually a transition or crossing over for her from childhood to adulthood. It is an important time in her life, because along with this change comes huge responsibilities.
Apart from physical changes (which take place inside our bodies), we undergo emotional changes (the way we feel), as well as mental changes (the way we understand things). It is, therefore, very important for us to prepare ourselves for this transformation.
This body is an amaanah (trust) from Allah Ta’ala. We use it to make the ibaadah (worship) of Allah Ta’ala. Therefore, it is important that we take care of it as best we can in order to fulfill the rights of Allah Ta’ala. However, it is not only our physical strength and mental well-being that we ought to worry about, but also our personal hygiene.
This booklet has been compiled especially for our young sisters (9 –12 year olds) and may also be used as a guide for those mothers who find it difficult to speak to their daughters about these matters. The first part of the kitaab should be done in Grade 6 and the second part in Grade 7.
With the help of Allah Ta’ala and by means of the following information, we will have a better idea of how our bodies work and how to cope with the physical and emotional changes that our bodies undergo.
This kitaab is dedicated to all the young sisters of this ummah. We make dua that Allah Ta’ala makes this kitaab a means of Hidaayat (guidance) for you, Insha Allah!