Her Nifaas (Post-partum Bleeding) Came Back When She Was Fasting -- By Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz
By Shaykh ‘Abd
al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz
If a woman's nifaas stops after one week of
giving birth and she starts fasting with Muslims
during Ramadaan then the bleeding reoccurs, should she
break her fast in this case? Does she have to make up
the days she fasted and the days she did not fast?.
Praise be to Allaah.
If the woman who is bleeding in nifaas becomes pure
(i.e., the bleeding stops) within forty days and she
fasts for a few days, then the bleeding comes back
within forty days, then her fast is valid, but she has
to stop praying and fasting during the days on which
the bleeding comes back – because it is (still) nifaas
– until she becomes pure or the forty days end. When
forty days have ended, she has to do ghusl, even if
she has not seen the tuhr (white discharge signalling
the end of menses or nifaas), because forty days marks
the end of nifaas according to the more sound of the
two scholarly opinions. After that, she has to do
wudoo' at the time of every prayer, until the bleeding
stops, as the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah
be upon him) instructed the woman who was suffering
from istihaadah (non-menstrual vaginal bleeding). And
her husband may be intimate with her after forty days,
even if she has not seen the tuhr, because the
bleeding in this case is irregular bleeding which does
not prevent her from praying and fasting, and does not
prevent her husband from being intimate with his wife.
But if the bleeding after forty days coincides with
the usual time of her menses, then she should stop
praying and fasting and regard it as menses. And
Allaah is the Source of Strength. End quote.
Shaykh ‘Abd al-‘Azeez ibn Baaz (may Allaah have mercy
on him). Fataawa Islamiyyah (2/146).