Pregnancy Archives - IslamQA

Find answers to your Islamic questions by Mufti Zakaria Makada (Hafizahullah), who is currently a senior lecturer in the science of Hadith and Fiqh at Madrasah Ta’leemuddeen, Isipingo Beach, South Africa.

Period of breastfeeding

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Q: A hadith states لا رضاغ بعد الفصال Hidaya mentions that the growth from the milk stops after the child’s nutrition is changed. If a child was weaned at 8 months due to a 2nd pregnancy, then the mother gave birth and is feeding the 2nd child, can she feed the first child expressed milk?… read more »

Bleeding during pregnancy

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Q: I am pregnant and I have some bleeding from my private part. Can I perform salaah in this condition? A: Yes, you should perform salaah in this condition. This bleeding is regarded as istihaazah. In the state of istihaazah, a woman is regarded as pure and will have to perform salaah. And Allah Ta’ala… read more »

Seeking forgiveness from abortion

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Q: A widowee man of 50 year old marries a unmarried woman of 40 years in 2010. After marriage with in 2 months woman gets pregnant. Due to age and other circumstances man request woman to abort the pregnancy. Thereafter 3-4 months tablets were taken to avoid pregnancy. But after that woman did not conceived…. read more »

Applying for faskh

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Q: I have been married for almost 10 years. I have 2 wonderful boys. My husband was a recovering addict when we got married, with my 1st pregnancy he relapsed and since then it’s been rehab in and out. He has been in and out of work also. Recently he was detained, I have however… read more »

Bleeding after a miscarriage

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Q: I understand that after a miscarriage, the blood will be considered nifas if the miscarried fetus had any sort of physical development, like a limb has been formed. Approximately how many weeks is this at? I’ve heard that it should be a minimum of 3 months. Also, is the heart beat considered? If no… read more »

Will an unborn child inherit?

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Q: A man has two sons and two daughters. He then writes out his final will and testament and later passes away not knowing that his wife is in the early days of pregnancy. The child is born +/- 9 months later. Does this child get a share of inheritance ? A: Yes. And Allah… read more »