Prohibition of refraining from Salah due to post-intercourse bleeding

Q 1: When I had sexual intercourse with my husband for the first time, I bled slightly for three consecutive days. It was light and discontinuous. I am asking about the three days on which I did not observe Salah (Prayer) because of this blood; should I make up for them? Am I sinful for not observing Salah during those days?

A: If the blood discharged was during the usual time of your menstrual cycle, it is regarded as menstrual blood during which you should not offer Salah. On the other hand, if it was not during the usual time of your menstrual cycle, it is considered bleeding, especially that you mentioned it occurred after the first act of sexual intercourse with your husband. Thus, it seems that it was (Part No. 4; Page No. 240) a bleeding because of which you should not have refrained from offering Salah. Accordingly, you are obligated to make up for the Salah you missed.May Allah grant us success. May peace and blessings be upon our Prophet Muhammad, his family, and Companions.