Women leaving the house during nifaas (after child birth)

Q: Is it true that during the period of nifaas (after child birth), women should not go out of the house? Should they not go to their parents house also?

A: In the state of nifaas, a woman is not prohibited in shariah from leaving the home. Hence, it is permissible for her to visit her parents in the state of nifaas.

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


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)