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Fasting during pregnancy

Assalamualikum. I will be in the last month of my pregnancy during ramadan. I wanted to ask that what is the ruling of fasting for me this ramadan since i will be nearing the end of my pregnancy. If i do not fast, can i still offer taraweeh or not? Answer Wa’alaykum...

Does a miscarriage terminate iddah?

Question: Does a miscarriage terminate iddah? Answer: In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāhi wa-barakātuh. In principle, a pregnant woman’s iddah (waiting period) is the duration of pregnancy until delivery. If a...

Is there any way for abortion in our shariah?

Assalamualaikum, I am from Bangladesh. Working as a government servant of Bangladesh. I have a daughter aged 4 month 27 days. Meanwhile, my wife got pregnant of 7 weeks 1 day (according to date 30 January 2020). The symptoms of her pregnancy are very tragic which also...

Publicizing a Nikah

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...

Permissibility of fasting during pregnancy

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...

Intercourse during pregnancy

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...

Can a pregnant woman sit and perform Salaah? 

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...

Qadha fasts before perfoming Hajj.

Q. I am planning to perform the Hajj this year. However I was told by a Scholar that if I have Qadha fasts outstanding that I have to make up these fasts before performing the Hajj. Is this true? I have missed approximately 6 months in total of fasting to make up for...