Answered by Shaykh Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf Mangera
In the name of Allah the Inspirer of truth.
It would not be sufficient for a women to perform salat after just performing wudu when ending her menstruation. If one has performed salat after making wudhu only, those prayers must be repeated.
As to the question of how do Muslim women deal with such situations, what we can say is that their are great wisdoms in the shari'a and immense rewards for those who persevere in holding onto their faith.
If a women is in situation that she is forced to work to earn her daily bread due to the absence of a supporting father or brother [if unmarried] or husband [if married] then she should discuss the need of having to leave early [with or without disclosing the details] with her supervisor. Thereafter she can make up the missed work the day after instead of having to make up missed prayers. People take of work for all sorts of reason and this is as good a reason as any. If the current employment is not flexible at all in this regard then you should actively look for another job if you are forced to have one.
Remember we are required make our lifestyle subordinate to our religion and not our religion conform to our lifestyle. Otherwise situations of this nature are sure to arise and difficult to overcome. And Allah makes a path for those who fear Him and He knows best.
Abdurrahman ibn Yusuf
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