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Being Muslim : A Practical Guide by Asad Tarsin.
The womb is a sacred organ in Islam. God said, ” I am God and I am the Merciful (al-Rahman). I created the womb (rahm) and derived its name from My own. If someone connects the [ties of the] womb, I will connect him with Me, but if someone severs the [ties of the] womb, I will cut him off from Me.”
The womb is “the seat of the creative force of God in this world, among other things, that makes a women so highly esteemed in the faith [pg. 93].”
Shari’ah states that it is haram to perform certain acts because that this bleeding causes major ritual impurity.
Women are not allowed to perform the following obligatory acts:
If a menstrual period lasts longer than fifteen days, or if post-partum bleeding lasts longer than sixty days, it is considered dysfunctional bleeding.
If she has dysfunctional bleeding, then she needs to perform ghusl and consider herself free from impurity.
If the dysfunctional bleeding only lasts half a day, then she would have just to perform wudu. If it lasts more than half of the day, she is to perform wudu before every prayer, but not required.
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