Making wudu’ while a lady is in her period (menstruation period) doesn’t render her eligible to do what a menstruating woman cannot do during menses. During menstruation, women can read the Qur’an and make dhikr (remembrance of Allah) and du`aa’ (supplication), though they are forbidden from fasting, performing salah (Prayer) and touching the mushaf (copy of the Qur’an). In this way, a lady still has the opportunity to engage in dhikr and du`aa’ while menstruating.
In this regard,Sheikh AhmadKutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the Islamic Institute of Toronto, Ontario, Canada , states: “Women are certainly allowed to engage in dhikr and du`aa‘ while menstruating. As Imam Nawawi pointed out, there is a virtual consensus among scholars and jurists that both men and women in a state of sexual defilement (janabah) and women while menstruating or undergoing a postpartum period of bleeding can make dhikr either through spoken words or silently in their hearts.
It is also permissible for them, while making supplications, to use the familiar du`aa’s that are taken from the Qur’an such as the following:
Rabbanaa hab lanaa min azwaajinaa wa dhurriyaatinaa qurrata a`yunin wa ij`alanaa li al-mutaqeena imaman (Our Lord, grant us true joy in our spouses and children and make us role models for those who are mindful [of You]).
Rabbanaa aatinaa fi ad-dunya hasanatan wa fi al-aakhirati hasanatan wa qinaa adhaaba an-naar (Our Lord, grant us good in this world and good in the next world and save us from the torments of the Hellfire).
Rabbanaa taqabbal minnaa innaka anta as-samee`u al-`aleem wa tub `alaynaa innaka anta at-tawwaab ar-raheem (Our Lord, accept this work of ours, for verily You are All-Hearing, All-Knowing; and grant us repentance, for You are the Relenting, the Merciful).