Why women cannot pray or touch the Qur’an after childbrith?


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1. When can a couple get intimate after the birth of their baby?

2. Why women cannot pray or touch Quran for 40 days after giving birth?


After childbirth, women undergo a four to six week long puerperal discharge (period of Nifaas) which makes them ritually unclean. According to the requirements of the Shari`ah, the same 'restrictions' apply on women during their puerperal discharge as applied to menstruating women. These restrictions relate only to 1) their worship and 2) their copulation with their spouses. These restrictions continue till the discontinuation of the puerperal discharge. Normally this is a forty day period. In our opinion, there is no restriction on reading or touching the Qur'an as it generally understood.

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Mushafiq Sultan, born in Kashmir in 1988, has been studying world religions from his school days. In 2009 Mushafiq came across the works of Ustaz Javed Ahmad Ghamidi and since then has been highly influenced by his thought. He has an exceptional interest in world religions, their philosophies and their mutual relations. He formally joined Al-Mawrid in 2016 as Assistant Fellow (Honorary). Presently, he is in charge of Al-Mawrid’s query service. In 2016, he published his first book ‘Muhammad (sws) in the Bible- An Exposition on Isaiah 42’. He has written articles on Islam, Christianity and Hinduism. He has also translated several articles of Javed Ahmad Ghamidi into Hindi.

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