Can prayers be performed during pregnancy; if the answer is yes, what things should be paid attention?
Submitted by on Sat, 02/05/2015 - 10:27
Dear Brother / Sister,
A pregnant woman has to perform the prayers. If a just, expert doctor, in other words, a doctor who performs at least the minimum obligations of the religion and who abstains from grave sins, says that it is dangerous for the woman to stand while performing prayers, she may perform her prayers in a sitting position.
According to medical data and to the majority of Islamic jurists, a pregnant woman does not menstruate. Therefore, if a pregnant woman experiences bleeding, she needs to perform her prayers and fasting as it cannot be the bleeding of menstruation. On condition that she takes ritual ablution as subject to the regulations of the mustahadha (excused), she can perform the prayers, handle the Qur'an, read (recite) it, and she can enter a mosque.
As soon as the pregnant gives birth, she becomes nufasa (being in the state of recovery from childbirth). When bleeding stops after this period and she takes ghusl (complete ablution of the body), she becomes subject to the normal regulations and fulfills her religious duties accordingly.
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