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Fatwa..Ruling on postpartum blood during Ramadan

Sat 25 Mar 2023 | 05:35 PM
Egypt's Dar al-Iftaa
Egypt's Dar al-Iftaa
Mohamed mandour

Egypt's Dar al-Iftaa answers readers' questions in various fatwas. We at See publish these fatwas. The question says:

What is the ruling if the postpartum blood lasted for more than 40 days from the time of birth delivery, but later continued sporadically during two days of Ramadan?


Once postpartum bleeding( Nifas) ceases, and the woman is certain that it won`t reoccur, then she becomes ritually pure and so she is free to make Ghusl (purificatory bath), pray, and fast. If the bleeding reoccurs before fifteen days from its cessation, and before the end of (60) days after delivery, then the ruling on postpartum bleeding is effective, and her fasting and prayer are null and void, thus she must make up the fasting that she missed and not the prayer during those particular days.