40 Days Seclusion after Childbirth


My question is regarding newborn babies and new mothers:

Is it true that during the 40 days (after giving birth) women have to remain at home?


wa `alaykum salam,

Yes, it is the teaching of our shaykh, Mawlana Shaykh Nazim, for the mother to remain at home, isolated, for the first 40 days after delivery. The purpose of this is to give her body time to heal from the extreme stress of pregnancy and delivery. Staying at home is thus a protection for the baby and time for rejuvenation for the mother.

Hajjah Naziha Adil

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