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After having a baby, you are on your periods for 40 days. Does that mean that its not allowed to read namaz for that time period?

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Q: After having a baby, you are on your periods for 40 days. Does that mean that its not allowed to read namaz for that time period?

Bismillaah

A: As long as she is in nifaas (post natal bleeding) she will be excused from Salaah. The maximum period of nifaas is forty days. If the bleeding stops before forty days, she should make ghusl and commence performing Salaah.

أقل النفاس ما يوجد ولو ساعة وعليه الفتوى وأكثره أربعون كذا في السراجية وإن زاد الدم على الأربعين فالأربعون في المبتدأة والمعروفة في المعتادة نفاس هكذا في المحيط … الأحكام التي يشترك فيها الحيض والنفاس ثمانية منها أن يسقط عن الحائض والنفساء الصلاة فلا تقضي هكذا في الكفاية (الفتاوى الهندية 1/37-38)

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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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