Home Women's Issues Shar‘ee Rulings and Etiquettes Q: If a woman experienced nifaas for a period of 30 days after delivering her first child and after delivering her second child she bled for 45 days, how many days will she consider as nifaas?

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Islam is a perfect deen. Part of the perfection of Islam is that together with the general obligations that apply to everyone, many laws are specific to males or females, keeping in mind each one’s specific roles in life, their physiological differences and other unique characteristics. Thus the laws pertaining to males and females differ in many aspects, among which are the postures of salaah, etc. Some of these rulings are briefly discussed hereunder.

Q: If a woman experienced nifaas for a period of 30 days after delivering her first child and after delivering her second child she bled for 45 days, how many days will she consider as nifaas?

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A: Since her bleeding exceeded the maximum duration of nifaas (40 days) she will consider her previous habit of 30 days as nifaas and the remaining days will be regarded as isithaadhah (dysfunctional uterine bleeding). Therefore, she will have to perform qadhaa (make up) for the salaah and fasts (if any) that were not performed after the thirtieth day.