Salaah for a woman whose water broke and is in labour

Q: I would like to know what is the ruling on this particular case:

1. When a pregnant woman's water has broken and she has a bloody show, is salaah that she did not make yet now need to be made up?

2. Women were also advising another pregnant woman that until the baby's head has partly come out, she must make salaah that is due at that time as well as if dilation has been checked she must make ghusl (if she needs to make salaah) as the nurse/doctor has put their fingers inside. What is the correct view?

A:

1. Yes.

2. Ghusl is not required.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.

 

Answered by:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)