FLOGGING COULD BE POSTPONED
If a woman has just delivered and there is an apprehension that flogging might kill her, she may be spared �until she is alright� (4225).
�AlI says: �O people, impose the prescribed punishment upon your slaves, those who are married and those not married, for a slave-woman belonging to Allah�s Messenger had committed adultery, and he committed me to flog her. But she had recently given birth to a child and I was afraid that if I flogged her I might kill her. So I mentioned that to Allah�s Messenger and he said �You have done well� � (4224). The Prophet was a merciful man.
On the basis of this hadIs, Muslim jurists conclude that flogging can be spread over several days, depending on the physical condition of the offender; and if he is sick, the flogging can be postponed until he recovers.
author : ram swarup