Why do women menstruate?

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Menstruation is one of the characteristics distinguishing women from men. It is not something abnormal and ugly; it is something normal and a necessity of the nature of women. 

Hayd (menstruation) in Arabic means flowing and it is the name of the monthly flow of blood from women. It is a dirty natural secretion from the womb and its period changes from woman to woman and based on their states.

The following is stated in a hadith:

"This hayd is something that Allah decreed for the daughters of Adam." (Bukhari, Hayd, 1, 7, Adahi, 3, 10; Muslim, Hajj, 119, 120; Abu Dawud, Manasik, 23)

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