Fasting is a worship that Allah has made
obligatory in order to make us pious. It is a once in a year opportunity and
therefore, Allah has made the Ramadan fasts compulsory for men as well as women.
Having to leave these fasts due to menstruation should, in no way, be
interpreted as a loss of bounties that could have been obtained. Women are
required to make up for those fasts after the month of Ramadan. This should make
them feel that they are not missing any part of that worship which ought to help
them become pious.
One can ask why this rule is not the same for the
prayer? The answer is very simple. Allah does not want to make His religion
difficult for anyone. It is very easy to understand how difficult it would be to
offer about thirty to fifty prayers each month, in addition to the five daily
You can keep the fasts that are left because of your
menstruation whenever it is easy for you, but it is better to keep them as early
as possible. At least, you should try your best to do this job before the start
of the next Ramadan.