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Bleeding after miscarriage


I hope you are doing well In Shaa Allah.
I was pregnant and had a miscarriage on 4/28/16 . I was exactly 8 weeks pregnant. I went to the doctor and she did confirm that it was a miscarriage and I will have bleeding for 2-3 weeks.
My question is the bleeding that started and is still going on … Is it nifas, Haiz or istehaza?
I haven’t prayed since Thursday. And there is still bleeding.
Jazakallah khair
May Allah reward you .



In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.

As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh.

If one is pregnant for 4 months or more, and thereafter a miscarriage takes place, then the bleeding that occurs is Nifaas.

However, if one is pregnant for less than 4 months and a miscarriage takes place, then the bleeding is considered to be Haidh. This is on condition that at least three days of bleeding occurs. If less than three days of bleeding occurs, then this is Istihaadhah.[1]

Based on the aforementioned, the bleeding that you are witnessing is Haidh. Therefore all the rules of Haidh will be applicable to such bleeding. In other words, if the bleeding continues beyond 10 days, then the bleeding beyond 10 days will be Istihaadhah.

And Allah Ta’āla Knows Best

(Mufti) Abdul Azeem bin Abdur Rahman




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[1]  (وَسِقْطٌ) مُثَلَّثُ السِّينِ: أَيْ مَسْقُوطٌ (ظَهَرَ بَعْضُ خَلْقِهِ كَيَدٍ أَوْ رِجْلٍ) أَوْ أُصْبُعٍ أَوْ ظُفُرٍ أَوْ شَعْرٍ، وَلَا يَسْتَبِينُ خَلْقُهُ إلَّا بَعْدَ مِائَةٍ وَعِشْرِينَ يَوْمًا (وَلَدٌ) حُكْمًا (فَتَصِيرُ) الْمَرْأَةُ (بِهِ نُفَسَاءَ وَالْأَمَةُ أُمَّ وَلَدٍ وَيَحْنَثُ بِهِ) (الدر المختار مع رد المحتار، ج 1، ص 302، سعيد)

احسن الفتاوى، ج 2، ص 71-72، سعيد

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