asalamoalykum shieakh I have a question regarding bath after miscarriage .. that is if a miscarriage occurs after four month (16th week), after D&C ,bleeding starts .. during bleeding can we take bath just for sake of cleaning although we cannot pray during this period ..or we have to wait till forty days has passed .. kindly answer this question according to Quran & Sunnah …
All praise be to Allah, and may His blessings and peace be upon His messenger,
There is never a problem in taking a bath at anytime. The ritual-bath (ghusl) which will make you capable of praying and performing all other acts requiring ritual-purity (taharah) is the one that you should defer until the bleeding ceases. Moreover, you never need to wait for forty days; if your bleeding ceased after a few hours, you should have the ritual-bath (ghusl) then and resume your prayers… etc. The forty days from childbirth is the maximum period (according to the majority) after which if one is still bleeding, she will consider this blood to be pathological, not a part of her post-partum bleeding.
Allah knows best.