Sunday 15 Muḥarram 1446 - 21 July 2024

Hajj of woman in nifaas


If a woman in nifaas (i.e., one who is bleeding following childbirth) stops bleeding and becomes pure before forty days, is her Hajj valid? If she does not see the tuhr (clear discharge indicating purity), what should she do, noting that she intended to do Hajj?.


Praise be to Allah.

Shaykh Muhammad ibn ‘Uthaymeen (may Allaah have mercy on him) said:

 If a woman in nifaas becomes pure before forty days, then she should do ghusl and start praying, and do everything that women who are taahir (pure) do, even tawaaf, because there is no minimum length of nifaas.

 If she does not see the tuhr, her Hajj is still valid, but she should not circumambulate the House until she becomes pure, because the Prophet (peace and blessings of Allaah be upon him) did not allow menstruating women to circumambulate the House and women in nifaas are like menstruating women in this regard.

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Source: From Sitteen Mas’alah fi’l-Hayd