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I Don’t Feel like Having Children; Is This Normal?

I Don’t Feel like Having Children; Is This Normal?

In this counseling answer: “You are still young so there is no hurry. Think about it. If after careful consideration and prayer to Allah (swt) you feel you are not ready for marriage, let your family know. If you feel you are but with conditions that you put off starting a family right away, be sure …

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10 Reasons Why You Need a Doula at Your Next Labor

Labor and birth can be a daunting experience for most women whether it is a first time experience  or even a third baby delivery While giving birth is a natural process, most women are unaware of their capabilities and level of strength during labor. A doula is a well-trained professional who provides continuous support at …

Marriage after Pregnancy from Illegal Relationship

Marriage after Pregnancy from Illegal Relationship: Valid?

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: Your marriage is valid as long as you have repented of your sin. In his response to your question, Sheikh Ahmad Kutty, a senior lecturer and Islamic scholar at the …

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 …



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