Q: I recently had my 3rd baby and on the 25th day started prayers after taking ghusl as the bleeding had stopped. But on the 40th day the bleeding started and thinking that periods have started I stopped praying but the bleeding stopped by evening. I waited one day to confirm and when the bleeding didn’t come took ghusl and started praying. But after 2 days again the bleeding started. This time also it stopped by evening. I have not yet taken ghusl as don’t know what to do. Please let me know if it’s nifaas or haiz or something else. And should I wait further or take ghusl and start praying? What about prayers missed?
And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.
Mufti Zakaria Makada
Checked & Approved:
Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)
This answer was collected from MuftiOnline.co.za, where the questions have been answered by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.