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Is it necessary to stay at home for forty days after giving birth?

Answered according to Hanafi Fiqh by TheMufti.com

Q. Is it necessary for a woman to stay at home for forty days after giving birth? Does it have any basis in Shariah?


A. To consider it compulsory or necessary for a woman to stay at home for forty days after giving birth, has no basis in Shariah.

If it is done for medical or health reasons etc., it may be done without considering it to be compulsory or necessary in Shariah.

In any case, a woman should not leave the home unnecessarily.

Allah Ta’ala Knows Best

Mufti Ismaeel Bassa

This answer was collected from TheMufti.com, which is a fatwa portal managed by Mufti Ismaeel Bassa from South Africa.

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