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Introduction

Islam is a perfect deen. Part of the perfection of Islam is that together with the general obligations that apply to everyone, many laws are specific to males or females, keeping in mind each one’s specific roles in life, their physiological differences and other unique characteristics. Thus the laws pertaining to males and females differ in many aspects, among which are the postures of salaah, etc. Some of these rulings are briefly discussed hereunder.

Shar‘ee Rulings and Etiquettes

Q: If a woman experienced nifaas for a period of 30 days after delivering her first child and after delivering her second child she bled for 45 days, how many days will she consider as nifaas?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 07 May 2013 09:32

A: Since her bleeding exceeded the maximum duration of nifaas (40 days) she will consider her previous habit of 30 days as nifaas and the remaining days will be regarded as isithaadhah (dysfunctional uterine bleeding). Therefore, she will have to perform qadhaa (make up) for the salaah and fasts (if any) that were not performed after the thirtieth day.

   

Q: What if a woman continues bleeding beyond the fortieth day?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:33

A: The bleeding experienced after the fortieth day from birth will be considered as istihaadhah (dysfunctional uterine bleeding).

   

Q: What is the maximum duration of nifaas?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:30

A: The maximum duration for nifaas is forty days.

   

Q: What is the minimum duration of nifaas?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:25

A: There is no minimum limit for nifaas. It can remain for a day and even for a few hours.

   

Q: What is nifaas?

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Last Updated on Tuesday, 30 April 2013 10:23

A: Nifaas is translated as postnatal bleeding i.e. the blood which exits from the womb following childbirth.

   

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