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When does nifaas start

Fatwaa ID: 1277

Question:
AssalamuAlaikum when does Nifas start?
If my water breaks, does Nifas begin and I do not pray/recite Quran during labor and birth?
I am 9 months pregnant Alhamdulillah about to give birth any day now InshaAllah.
If Mufti Sahab can please provide a booklet or some miscellaneous rulings regarding Nifas and childbirth I would appreciate it very much.
Jazakallah Khair

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

May Allaah Ta’aala make it easy for you and grant you a righteous child who will be the coolness of your eyes.

Nifaas will commence when half of the baby comes out. The nifaas will remain until the bleeding/spotting stops, up to forty days according to the Hanafi legal school. If the bleeding exceeds forty days, then the bleeding after forty days will be regarded as istihaadhah.

You may refer to the following:

https://www.askimam.org/public/question_detail/30558

https://rasoolurrahmah.files.wordpress.com/2014/03/birgivi-on-fiqh-of-womens-issues.pdf

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

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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