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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 …

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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 …

Strategies to be Psychologically Prepared for Birth

Strategies to be Psychologically Prepared for Birth

Answer: Wa ‘Alaikum Salaam wa Rahmatulahi wa Barakatuh, These are all very useful things to think about during (or even before) pregnancy. You are correct that being psychologically prepared for childbirth can make the process a lot easier for a number of reasons. Uncertainty can be a big cause of distress, and this distress can …

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Sometimes Islam Says Yes to Abortion

Editor’s Note: In the first part of this series, the writer explained the meaning of abortion and highlighted the various attitudes towards it in many countries around the world . In this part, she explains the rulings related to abortion according to Islamic law Juristic Permission for Abortion What constitutes ‘legitimate reason’ for an abortion, whether in the …

Having Sex during Pregnancy

Wa `alaykum As-Salamu wa Rahmatullahi 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: 1- There is nothing wrong in having intercourse with a pregnant wife unless that will harm her or the baby. …

Making Up for Fasting Days Missed Because of Pregnancy

Making Up for Fasting Days Missed Because of Pregnancy: A Must?

Wa`alaykum as-salam wa r ahmatullahi wa b arakatuh. 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. Sister, we appreciate your question, and we commend your keenness on getting yourself well-acquainted with the teachings of Islam. May Allah help us all keep firm on the …

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Does Islam Provide a Clear-Cut Answer on Abortion?

What is abortion? Medically, the term ‘abortion’ refers to the termination of a pregnancy before it is viable. However, as this is a broad definition that includes miscarriages (which is when the pregnancy ends spontaneously or due to natural causes), the more specific term and definition is ‘induced abortion’: the deliberate interruption of the pregnancy. …



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