What Is the Maximum Period of Post-Natal Bleeding?

Maximum Period of Post-Natal Bleeding

Nifas is a bleeding the comes out due to delivery by a pregnant woman. It may occur with delivery, after delivery (post-natal) or before delivery (by two or three days coupled to contractions).

There is a difference among scholars regarding the maximum period of nifas (the post-natal bleeding period). Some scholars say it is forty  days, others say it is sixty days and some say there is no limit to the maximum number of days a woman can be a in a state of nifas.

However, the most correct opinion is that the maximum period is forty days according to what is narrated by Umm Salamah who said, “The woman having bleeding after delivery would refrain (from prayer) for forty days or forty nights; and we would anoint our faces with an aromatic herb called wars to remove dark spots.” (Authenticated by Al-Albani)

To know more about the rulings of the post-natal bleeding (nifas), watch this interesting talk with Dr. Muhammad Salah.

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Source: Huda Youtube Channel.

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