This answer was collected from the official website of Darul Uloom Deoband Waqf. The institution is based in India and the answers are provided in accordance to the Hanafi Fiqh.

Publicizing a Nikah

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Q. My fiancée is a foreigner and I am a local South African? My fiancée wishes to make Nikah with me secretly? Is it correct to make Nikah secretly in Islam? A. After a potential couple decides to get married, the Nikah of both couples should be announced and made known to the people. Consider… read more »

Permissibility of fasting during pregnancy

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Q. I want to find out what is the ruling regarding pregnancy and breastfeeding. I am currently breastfeeding my 1y6m old and am pregnant. Can I continue feeding her or do I have to stop? A. There is no stipulation of prohibition to breastfeed during pregnancy. You may seek medical advice and adhere to the… read more »

Intercourse during pregnancy

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Q. What is the ruling of intercourse during pregnancy? Some say it is okay and others say it is harmful to the mother and child? Please explain? A. Intercourse during pregnancy is based on the well-being of the mother and the child in the womb. If there is a fear of harm to the mother… read more »

Can a pregnant woman sit and perform Salaah? 

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Q. Assalamu alaykum I would like to know the ruling on a woman sitting to read salaah in the latter stages of her pregnancy? Is it allowed? A. In general, a pregnant woman is not exempt from standing and performing Salaah. However, if a pregnant woman experiences extreme difficulty in making Qiyaam (standing) and/or Ruku… read more »

Missing fasts due to pregnancy.

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Q. A Muslim brother’s wife was pregnant and nearing her term, however Ramadhan was nearing and he was advised by a well known scholar, that she does not fast due to her condition and pay the sadaqah for the days missed. In my very little knowledge of islam and my intellect, this guidence seems very… read more »

Husband divorcing a pregnant wife.

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Q. A husband gives his wife talaaq and she finds out that she is pregnant after, what is the ruling on this? A. In this situation, the woman’s iddah or waiting period will immediately begin and will continue until she delivers the baby. During the course of this period, the woman will continue to live… read more »