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Intimacy with one’s wife after nifaas

Q: My wife is passing through the period of nifas (the blood which comes after the birth). She stopped bleeding before the completion of 40 days and she took a bath. Now can I have sex with her? 


A: If this is her first nifaas and the bleeding has terminated, then it is permissible for you to have intimacy with her.

If she has a previous nifaas pattern and the bleeding has stopped before her pattern, then you should wait till her nifaas pattern ends. Having intimacy before the nifaas pattern ends is not permissible.

And Allah Ta’ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

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.

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