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Ruling 450

If a man has sexual intercourse with his wife while she is in the state of ḥayḍ, it is obligatory on him to seek forgiveness from Allah. However, giving recompense (kaffārah) is not obligatory on him, even though it is better that he gives kaffārah. The kaffārah for sexual intercourse at the beginning of ḥayḍ is one legal (sharʿī) mithqāl46 of coined gold, at the middle of ḥayḍ it is half a legal mithqāl, and at the end of ḥayḍ it is one quarter of a legal mithqāl. A legal mithqāl is eighteen nukhuds.47

46  A legal mithqāl is a measure of weight equal to approximately 3.51 grams.

47  A nukhud is a measure of weight equivalent to approximately 0.195 grams.