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Introduction

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: Will ghusl be compulsory if a woman did not experience any bleeding after childbirth?

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A: If after the birth of the child no blood comes out at all, even then it will be necessary to have a ghusl (bath) after the delivery.