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Exercising During Pregnancy

Exercising During Pregnancy

Most pregnant women concern about their body changes during pregnancy. Returning to normal body shape after giving birth is a constant worrying thought. Many studies recommend exercise during pregnancy because of its good physical and psychological effects for on the pregnant women. The main benefits of exercising during pregnancy are having good posture and strong …

Can Poor Families Resort to Family Planning?

Can Poor Families Resort to Family Planning?

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu waRahmatullahi wa Barakatuh. In the Name of Allah, Most Gracious, Most Merciful.  All praise and thanks are due to Allah, and peace and blessings be upon His Messenger. In this fatwa: Poor families are allowed to resort to safe methods of family planning for the purpose of spacing between pregnancy to provide better care and education …

I Want to Have Children, But He Doesn't

I Want to Have Children, But He Doesn't

In this counseling answer: In a marriage, what both partners must understand is that they need to make decisions mutually and not individually. The counselor advises the sister to talk to the husband honestly about her feelings, maybe in front of a marriage counselor, and then make a decision: stay in this marriage or seek …

Husband Cheats on Me Online while I’m Pregnant

Husband Cheats on Me Online while I’m Pregnant

In this counseling answer: After unfaithfulness has been discovered, it is very hard to build the trust again. It’s possible but takes time. Therefore, the counselor suggests that the husband seeks professional help and stop using the internet for a while. She also suggests that the wife looks after herself and tries to be attractive when he is …

Promiscuous Woman Bears My Husband’s Child

Promiscuous Woman Bears My Husband’s Child

In this counseling answer: Sisters in such situation need provision more than they need the satisfaction of being able to tell themselves that they are divorcing. Instead,  the counselor advises to focus on creating a pleasurable environment and do whatever they can to persuade the husband to accommodate that. Support from the family and friends …

Pregnant in Ramadan: To Fast or Not to Fast?

Pregnant in Ramadan: To Fast or Not to Fast?

Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh, I fully understand your situation. When I was pregnant or nursing, I could not fast at all, not even one day. I would get so dizzy that I could not function at all. All I could do is lie down. So, I decided that I should not fast. …

I Want a Baby But My Husband Postpones It

I Want a Baby But My Husband Postpones It

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum Sister, Thank you for sending us your question. It appears that you are newly married and have started a new life. I ask Allah (swt) to grant you and your husband happiness and help both of you reach your full potentials as spouses. Judging from your written question, it appears that you believe …

abortion

Stories of Muslim Women Who Had Abortions

With regards to Muslim women, there is almost no detailed information regarding their experiences with abortion. The sole study available online that focuses specifically on Muslim women is found through the official journal of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

Don't Feel Stable Enough to Start a Family

Don't Feel Stable Enough to Start a Family

Answer:  Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh, This is, indeed, a dilemma that many women face when they reach the age where it might be expected that they should begin having children. Certainly, we’re are encouraged in Islam to grow the Ummah by having children. They are a huge blessing and bring much happiness into the …

Husband Doesn't Seem to Be Excited about My Pregnancy

Husband Doesn't Seem to Be Excited about My Pregnancy

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh, It can feel very difficult when we don’t feel we have the support of our husbands, especially in matters that both husband and wife are involved in together such as having children. However, we must understand that men and women, whilst similar in some ways, are very …



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