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Nifaas (نفاس) is bleeding that happens after childbirth. It effects rulings on ritual impurity similar to menstruation.

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Why do some mothers from the sub continent spent the first 40 days after child birth at their mother's place?

Why do some mothers from the sub continent spent the first 40 days after child birth at their mother's place? I was also told they are allowed to miss their prayers and fasts because of 'Nifaas' - ...