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I Can’t be a Mother; Am I Worthless?

I Can’t be a Mother; Am I Worthless?

In this counseling answer: “When we let fear determine our actions we walk ourselves into situations where we feel resentment, bitterness, and despair. We are clinging to a situation that cannot change and breaks our hearts over and over again.You need to determine what’s right with your heart and not let fear move you.” As-Salamu …

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His First Wife Steals My Time Because of Their Kids

Wa alaykum salaamand thank you for sending your question to Ask About Islam. I am truly sad to hear of your situation. Polygyny is a very difficult lifestyle choice, and comes with numerous challenges to one’s own self as well as one’s marriage. Polygyny: Not a Game For men,polygyny is a serious responsibilitythat is accompanied …

Dilemma with My Infertile Husband: Stay or Divorce?

Dilemma with My Infertile Husband: Stay or Divorce?

Answer: Wa ’Alaykum As-Salam, Thank you so much for writing in details about such a challenging situation. We want to remind you from the start that Allah Most High is merciful and the best of planners so that you should never regret nor resent having found out that your husband is unable to produce any …

Still No Child: I'm Thinking of Taking a Second Wife

Still No Child: I'm Thinking of Taking a Second Wife

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaykum Brother, I am sorry to hear of your difficulties in conceiving a child. As you stated you have had medical tests done to rule out any issues for conceiving, I am wondering, were the tests done on both you and your wife? In trying to get to the bottom of fertility problems, …

I Want Another Baby, But My Husband Refuses

I Want Another Baby, But My Husband Refuses

Answer: As Salamu ‘Alaykum dear sister, Thank you for writing to us with your most important concern. It is a difficult situation as you already have fertility problems, and he desires to wait due to finances. While it is the right of both women and men to have children, often it becomes an issue when …

Husband Wants a Second Wife Because I'm Infertile

Husband Wants a Second Wife Because I'm Infertile

Answer: As-Salamu ‘Alaikum dear sister, This is understandably a very difficult scenario that you are facing. As humans, it’s in our nature to desire to have children. Women and couples who can’t have children or face difficulties in doing so face great pains being denied this opportunity. You are now also facing the added pain …

Can’t Get Married as I Can’t Have Children

Can’t Get Married as I Can’t Have Children

Answer: As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum my dear sister in Islam, I recognize that not being able to have children is one of the hardest tests a woman can suffer from because mothering is what our body and hormones are designed for. Thus, not being able to have children goes against our very nature, both physically and emotionally. …

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The Experience of Muslim Women Struggling with Infertility

Eleven percent of reproductive-age couples in the United States have trouble conceiving or sustaining a pregnancy. About one-third of these cases are due to female fertility problems, one-third to male fertility problems, and the rest to factors involving both partners or to unexplained causes. Muslim women are no exception. Aboutislam editor interviews Mona Elgohail, Founder …



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