Pregnant woman experiences a discharge of blood

Reference: Sharh ‘Umdatil-Fiqh – Tape No.7, Question No.18

Question: If a pregnant woman experiences a discharge of blood, is this considered to be from her menses?

Response: [No], the pregnant woman does not menstruate. The discharge that she experiences is not menses, rather, it is [just] a flow of blood, [and as a result, she is not required to bathe or shower].

Abu 'Abdullaah

About Abu 'Abdullaah

- from London, UK. He is a graduate of the Islaamic University of Madeenah, having graduated from the Institute of Arabic Language, and later the Faculty of Sharee'ah in 2004.