Is a woman who miscarries during the first four months of pregnancy considered to be in a postpartum state or should she perform Salah (prayer) regularly?
A: Praise be to Allah Alone, and peace be upon Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Sahabah (Companions).
If a woman miscarries in the fourth month in which the fetus's features can be identified, then the discharge is considered postpartum bleeding. She should not perform Salah (Prayer) or Sawm (Fast) until she is purified, nor should she have sex with her husband. However, if the miscarriage occurs during the first three months, the discharge will not be considered postnatal bleeding; subsequently, she should perform Sawm, Salah and her husband is permitted to have sex with her as long as no human features could be identified in the miscarried fetus.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.