permanent committee Decree was asked the following
the period of childbed in forty days and became
pure (Tahira), however, after about ten days she
saw some drops of blood, she stopped prayers.
But after the passing of five prayers, the
Worth mentioning is that it was not a time
of mense. Then
should she pray the five times which she abandoned
and forget about those few drops as a regular
If a childbed woman sees some drops of
blood after becoming pure (Taher) by about ten
days and she realizes that those few drops don not
represent an actual menses and do not correspond
to a real menses, then she should not abandon
prayer nor fasting.
Because this blood is a blood of wastage
related to the period of childbed and
She should pray those prayers which she
left during the days of blood drops.
permanent committee of Decree was asked the
the childbed period extends beyond forty days?
Should a woman compensate those prayers
which she abandoned during menses and childbed?
The blood which appears after the period of
forty days is not a blood of childbed.
It is a blood of initial menses, therefore,
the woman should make gosool after the period of
forty days of childbed and perform her prayers and
fasting. She should perform ablution before each prayers and she
should put a piece of cotton or garment on the
outlet of her vagina so that to prevent the blood
from coming out while praying.
However, she is not required to compensate
for and pray those prayers which she did not pray
during her childbed and menses period, but she
must compensate and fast those days of Ramadan
which she did not fast as a result of her after
the forty days of childbed correspond to and
represent the menses, then she is neither required
to pray nor fast as a compensation of that period.
Mohammed Bin Ibraheem Aal Shaikh was asked:
how long can a childbed woman remain without
has many aspects, the first: Blood may stop before
completing the period of forty days and does not
come again. In
such a situation a woman should perform prayers
second: Blood may stop before completing the
period of forty but it appears again before
completing the period of forty days.
In such a case, the woman should perform
gosool as soon as blood reappears again it is part
of childbed period blood, she abandons prayers and
fasting but later on she is required to compensate
and fast the lost day of fasting and she is
required to compensate those prayers which she did
third: Blood may continue till she completes the
period of forty days of childbed.
In such a situation she is not required to
fast or pray.
And when blood stops she should perform
gosol and then beyond forty days.
In such a case it comes in to forms.
The first: it corresponds represents as
well the menses.
If it was so then she has to wait till it
second: it may not correspond to the monthly
this case she should perform gosool after the
completion of forty days and then fast as well as
it is repeated for three times, then it is a
menses, she has to compensate the fasting of the
lost days of Ramadan, but she is not required to
compensate the lost prayers.
Abdel Aziz Bin Baz was asked the following
pregnant women face the problem spontaneous
the aborted child may be completely created or
What should a woman do with regard to
prayers in both cases.
If an uncompleted child but has the head,
arms and legs etc comes out (falling) from the
womb of his mother, then she has to treat herself
as a woman in the period of childbed and she
should not pray, fast or be touched by her husband
for forty days and get purified.
If she becomes pure then she should pray,
fast and practice Jimaa with her husband.
If she becomes pure after a period of only
ten days then she must pray, fast and offer
herself to her husband.
The blood which is seen after the period of
forty days is related to childbed period.
In this case she should pray after
performing ablution for each prayer.
In this regard the prophet (PBUH) said to
Fatima Bint Abee Habeesh who was menstruating
“Perform ablution for each prayer” when the
blood which comes out after the period of forty
days of childbed corresponds to the time of
menses, then she is not required to pray or fast
till she becomes pure.
Her husband must not also touch her.
However, if the creature who came out of
her womb semi completed human being and it was
just a piece of flesh which has no any human shape
or it was in the form of a clot, a blood, then she
must be treaded as initially menstruating woman
and not a woman in the period of childbed and
since it is treated as initial menses she is
neither required to pray or fast.
She must perform ablution for each prayer
and put a piece of cotton on the outlet of vagina
to prevent blood from coming out during prayer.
She also can pray Zuhur and Asr together
and also Maghrib and Ishaa together, she is also
permitted to perform gosol before each prayer
because the state of initial menstruation is as
similar as the state of monthly menses.
Permanent Committee of Decree was asked the
child falls (spontaneous fall of child from the
womb of his mother abortion) without any reason. Is it permitted for the husband to practice sexual
intercourse with her immediately after the fall of
the child or he should wait for the forty days of
childbed to pass?
If the creation of the child was completed
and his various parts of the body such as the
head, legs and arms, then the husband is
prohibited from consuming his wife so long as the
blood is coming out and for forty days.
He is permitted to consume her during the
periods of intermittent stop of blood on this
period of forty days but she should perform gosol
before offering herself to her husband.
But if the various parts of the child body
have not appeared he can practice sexual inter
course with her till the blood appears because
such a blood is not considered to be a blood of
It is just a corrupt blood and she is
required to fast and pray but she must perform
ablution for each prayer.
permanent committee of Decree was asked the
A man says that
his wife gave birth and one of his friends refused
to enter his house and eat with him.
The friend claims that a woman who is in
the period of childbed is not pure and it is not
permitted to eat the food which she cooks. This
made the husband restless.
The husband knows that the woman who is in
the childbed period is not permitted only to fast,
pray and read Quran?
It is permitted to eat the food cooked by a
woman who is in the period of childbed.
The prohibition of prayer, fasting and
reading Quran by a childbed woman has no relation
with her cooking.
She can cook and her cooked food is
Ibn Othaimeen was asked the following question:
If the blood of a childbed woman continues
even after the period of forty days, is she
permitted to fast and pray?
If the blood continues beyond forty days
and its color does not change and if this extended
period of the blood corresponds to her previous
habit of monthly menstruation, then she is not
permitted to fast or pray.
But if it does not correspond to the
previous habit of menses, the scholars gave
different opinions regarding this case.
Some scholars said that the woman must
perform gosol and pray even if the blood was
continuing because in such a case she is like an
initial menstruating woman. Some said she must wait till completing sixty days because it
is found that some woman may have a period of
childbed which may continue up to sixty days. On
the basis of this, she must wait till she
completes sixty days and then if she gets the
normal habit of menses, she has to wait till the
blood stops and then perform gosol and pray as
well as fast.
permanent committee was asked the following
a pregnant delivers and does not release any
blood, is it permitted for her husband to practice
sexual intercourse with her? Is
she permitted to pray and fast?
If a woman delivers and does not release
any blood then she must perform gosol, pray and
fast and also it is permitted for her husband to
practice sexual intercourse with her.
But the dominant situation in the case of
delivery is that it is accompanied by blood either
with the child or after him.
Abdel Rahman Elsyedi was asked the following
a pregnant woman falls and a lot of blood comes
out of her vagina but the child does not fall out,
then what is the opinion of religion regarding the
blood which has come out?
This is blood is a corrupt and waste blood
but she should not abandon prayer.
She should rather pray even if the blood
continues and she is not required to compensate
for prayer but she must perform ablution for each
Ibn Othaimeen was asked the following question:
a pregnant woman’s child fall out (natural
abortion) in the third month. Should she pray or
Scholars of religion say that if a pregnant
woman was affected by fall out of the child
(natural abortion) after the first three months of
the pregnancy then, she should not pray or fast
because such a child will have a clear shape of a
human being and the blood which accompanies him
will be a blood of childbed period.
Scholars say that the child acquire the
shape of a human being after a period of eighty
one day of pregnancy.
Therefore, if the child dropped was after a
period of more than eight days then the blood
which accompanies him is a blood of childbed
period which permits a woman to abandon prayers
and fasting till she completes the forty days.
But if it was a child of a period less than
eighty days then the blood which accompanies him
is just a corrupt blood, she should not abandon
prayer but she must perform gosol and pray.
If she abandons any prayer, in such a case,
then she must know how many prayers she has left
and compensate them.
Ibn Saadi was asked the following question:
Elas Hab say
about the woman who is in the period of childbed
“If the blood comes back to her, then it is to
be doubted” Is this saying correct?
is not correct.
Because if blood come back again, it is a
blood of childbed without any doubt.
It is similar to the woman who has the
habit of menstruation which continues for tense
days, but she may menstruate for five days and the
blood stops for two days or three days and again
comes back at the rest period of the ten days.
In such a case the “rest period” is
menstruation without any doubt.