Fasting after bleeding of miscarriage

Question: A woman miscarried during the third month of her pregnancy on the first day of Ramadaan. She did not fast for the first five days of the month because of the bleeding after the miscarriage. Blood continued to remain in her vagina; however it did not pass the vaginal opening. Thus, she performed her prayers and continued fasting for the next twenty five days. Is her Sawm (fasting) and Salaah (prayer) valid in this case? It should also be mentioned that she performed Wudoo’ (ablution) for each prayer. Even until now she is still in the same condition; (there is still blood and wetness inside the vagina). She also mentioned that she was using contraceptives and tablets to prevent the onset of menstruation before becoming pregnant.

Answer: If the reality is as you mentioned with regard to the miscarriage taking place during the third month, then this blood is not considered postpartum bleeding. This is because that which she miscarried was still just a clot as opposed to being a human being at that time. Therefore, her Sawm and Salaah are valid even though she finds blood in her vagina so long as she performs Wudoo’ for every Salaah as was mentioned in your question.

Also, she is required to make up for the Sawm and Salaah she missed for five days. This bleeding is considered to be Istihaadah (abnormal vaginal bleeding outside the menstrual or post-partum period)… read more here.

Your Feedback!

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.