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Lotus birth

Fatwaa ID: 346

Question:
Assalaamualaykum

What was the norm in the time of Rasūlullāh ﷺ with regards to the detachment of the umbilical cord?

Is there any problem if a woman wants to allow it to dry up itself and so naturally fall off from the baby as opposed to intentionally being cut?

Another name for this is lotus birth. Which usually takes around 2 weeks to naturally detach.

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. I was unable to find anything express in this regard.
  2. That is permissible. She may leave the umbilical cord and let it fall off by itself. Once it falls off, it should be buried.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

06/18/1444 AH – 01/11/2023 CE | AMG3-3425

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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