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On a postpartum bleeding womain finding blood after regaining purity
Question:

A postpartum bleeding woman regains a state of purity (i.e. stops bleeding), but finds some blood has come down from her after a few days. Is this blood considered her Istihaadah (irregular bleeding) or something else?
Answer:

If she has exceeded the maximum period of postpartum bleeding, which is forty days, then this blood without a doubt is the blood of Istihaadah and not postpartum blood. And if she felt according to her notion that she had reached a state of purity before having completed these forty days, then it is probable that her estimation of becoming purified before the forty-day period was an error on her part. So then she should look at the blood that is presently coming out. If it is a darker blood, as menstrual and postpartum blood is commonly, then she should consider herself as if she never reached the state of purity. In that case, she must refrain from the prayer and fasting as well as the other religious acts she is forbidden from doing (while in this state).

Shaykh Naasir ud-Deen al-Albaanee
Al-Asaalah No. 15-16
Translated by Ismaal Alarcon
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