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What Is the Permissibility of Liposuction vs. Plastic Surgery?

What Is the Permissibility of Liposuction vs. Plastic Surgery?

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: Liposuction, which is removal of body fats by surgical methods, is allowed only for therapeutic purposes, such as when the …

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I'm Afraid of Marriage and Pregnancy Pains, Can I Adopt A Child?

In this counseling answer: •I would urge you to try and think beyond the experiences of your colleagues and remember that there are many positives in marriage also. •The best way to remember the positives in marriage is to go back to the Qur’an andSunnahand remember. Allah describes marriage as the most beautiful thing in …

Don't Feel Stable Enough to Start a Family

Don't Feel Stable Enough to Start a Family

In this counseling answer: •It may be that you chose to wait a little longer and, therefore, will feel more comfortable to have a child knowing that your studies are complete and you have sufficient funds to raise a child. •Being pregnant and giving birth whilst feeling this level of contentment will make the process …

Under What Conditions Is It Acceptable to Use Contraception?

Under What Conditions Is It Acceptable to Use Contraception?

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- Since the right to have children is shared equally between husband and wife, neither one of them should resort …

Husband Doesn't Seem to Be Excited about My Pregnancy - About Islam

Husband Doesn't Seem to Be Excited about My Pregnancy

In this counseling answer: •It may be that he doesn’t want to talk about it because the thought of the pain you might go through and the challenges you might face raising the children makes him scared. •He might believe that he is giving you all the support he can already. In this case, the …

My Pregnant Wife in a Bad Mood, How to Deal with Her?

My Pregnant Wife in a Bad Mood, How to Deal with Her?

In this counseling answer: •Supporting her and showing her that you care by being there for her, checking in on how she’s feeling, you will be better able to understand exactly what it is that is causing the mood changes. •This way you will have better insight as to why her moods are the way …

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A Male Doctor Reflects on Maternity and Childbirth

As a Medical student I was placed in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department for about 7 weeks. Part of that was spending a week doing night shifts in the Maternity Ward of our teaching hospital. This turned out to be one of the most spiritually enriching times in my life. I have often read the …

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 …

Pregnant in Ramadan: To Fast or Not to Fast?

Pregnant in Ramadan: To Fast or Not to Fast?

In this counseling answer: “Evaluate what is right for you as an individual—with the consciousness of Allah (swt) in our decision-making process. Just remember that Allah (swt) is watching you, but not in harshness – in mercy. His mercy is more than His strictness, except in the case of shirk.” As-Salaamu ‘Alaikum wa Rahmatullahi wa …



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