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How to stop a toddler from masturbating?

I've been bought up in a culture where masturbation is a dirty disgusting thing, something which you never do, never talk about, and never even think about, and I have always thought that islam ...
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Is it haram not to have children?

Hi my name is Keyshawna and I have been Muslim for about a little over two years but I'm still learning and still struggling with self-educating myself. But my question is: Is it haram to not have ...
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How can a child marriage be anything but forced?

EDIT: I am putting a bounty on this question. Therefore I added references and precisions to address the comments (some of which, I believe, seem to have been posted without reading this question). ...
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Why does God let people kill each other?

We are all here in this world to pass our test, and the other world will be the result of our deeds in this world, right?? Then if God gave us the chance of test here in this world. Why did he gave ...
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Is it obligatory in islam to continue to have more children when you can't provide for your existing children?

I heard somewhere that you should never stop having children based on wealth. I.e. if you hardly have any money to provide for your family, you should not let this stop you from having more and more ...
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What are the implications for a child's (future) sins if they fall ill?

TLDR: What, if anything, are the implications for a child's (future) sins, if any, if they fall ill? The rest of my question is a preamble and axioms for my assumptions. In Islam, children are ...
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Are children punished for the sins of their parents? Or rewarded for their good deeds?

Does Allah (swt) punish (in this life and in the Hereafter) the sons/daughters for misdeeds committed by the father/mother? Are sons/daughters rewarded (in this life and in the Hereafter) for the good ...
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Is marriage between divorcees both with kids permissible? How to raise the kids if they are of opposite gender?

Is it allowed for a divorced man with a 10-year old son who's living permanently with him to marry a divorced woman with a 3-year old daughter who also lives permanently with her? Can both kids be ...
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Is giving EDIEE to the younger ones a sunnah?

In our country, on eid day there is a custom of giving some money as gift (to people younger than us) and it is called EIDEE. i want to know how and from whom this custom is started.? this custom ...
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What are my duties towards my husband's child?

I am married to a wonderful man living in the UK to make a living for his family. He has a daughter from a previous marriage and has full custody. For diverse circumstances the little girl must live ...
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Does Islam allow parents to abuse their children?

I have tried to search for a hadith or some grounding in the Quran which shuns parents from abusing their own children. I could not find any. I am talking about verbal and emotional abuse. I ...
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Who has the right to name the baby, father or mother?

I am aware that this is the right of the parents to name their newborn (children). (It could even be counted as a wajib/mandatory practice for parents to choose an appropriate and Islamic name for ...
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What does Islam offer to protect a child of a haram relationship?

Islam is against zina and condemns it and has rulings on punishing people who commit it like the punishment by stoning for married adulterers (on which at least all earlier scholars sunni's shi'a and ...
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When we go to Jannah, can we have children?

When we go to Jannah, can we have children? I.e., have a family, not just be with your family. If not then why?
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Respect of children

What if parents disrespect their children. Some time parents disrespect their own children they abuse their children. We often heared about the rights of parents but what about rights of children of ...
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What justifies having children if there is a possibility that they will suffer eternally in the afterlife?

One of the subjects which I have been perplexed about is the conflict between procreation and antinatalism. Islam places great emphasis on the family unit and raising children. Of course, this is in ...
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Why a little child goes directly to Jannah?

As far as I know, if an Infant or a little kid or child dies he/she goes automatically to Jannah, because he/she hasnt done anything bad. Now My Question is: Isn't it a bit unfair that they don't have ...
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Will children who die, go to heaven or they'll go to another place?

Will children who die, go to the Jannah (heaven) or they'll go to another place? I have heard that children won't go to the heaven which Mo'menin will go (I mean the children who die before the age ...
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What is the prescribed duration of breast feeding?

What is the prescribed duration of breast feeding a child in light of Quran and Hadith?
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What is the ruling on giving orphans inheritance after our death?

I am aware that Islam encourages looking after the orphans. It also prohibits giving your own lineage in place of their original lineage (through a change in surname). But what is the ruling related ...
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Committing suicide is haram, but what if children/teens do it?

If children and teens who do not know what haram is end up committing suicide, will they be forgiven by Allah and enter heaven?
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When does someone stop being an orphan?

The Qur'an talks about the treatment of orphans, e.g.: And do not approach the property of an orphan, except in the way that is best, until he reaches maturity. And fulfill [every] commitment. ...
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Is it sinful to leave abusive parents?

Background: I am currently going through a very emotionally distressing moment in my life where I am unsure which path to pursue. As a child not even out of the womb my biological father did not ...
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Are the heaven of the children (who die) the same as the main Jannah who Momenin go? (Shia view)

I have heard that children won't go to the heaven which Mo'menin (believers) will go (I mean the children who die before the age of puberty). In truth, they will go to another place which is not as ...
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Are children books with pictures in them haram in Islam?

I have a lot of books I used to read when I was a kid like diary of a wimpy kid and big Nate and I just recently found out things with pictures in them are haram so should I throw these books out or ...
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Should child pray for the forgiveness of his bad father?

I advised my friend to offer qada prayers of his deceased father and to pray for his forgivness as this is compulsory (wajib) on the children. He replied that his father had left him and his mother. ...
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Adam and Eve and children: Were they practising incest?

How did the children of Adam and Eve breed? Was it incest? By the way, as far as I know the only problem for a brother and a sister to have a child is mutations in DNA. If Adam and Eve had an ...
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What is right age for children to start fasting?

In the month of Ramadan everyone would fast seeing which children are tempted to fast. So can anyone put some light on this question of mine that when is the right age for children to start fasting?
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Divine punishments of opressing tribes?? All of them even kids?

Well, we have a lot of stories in holy Qur'an about tribes of different prophets who were misguided and oppressor, finally when disappointed of their guidance God sends down a punishment and everyone ...
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Are there any laws in islam that tells us it is a must to have marital intercourse upon closed doors?

Assalamualaykum, If a kid of a couple runs into them during their private time who leave their door open, how should the kid respond in an Islamic way? Are there any hadiths and or qur'an verses ...
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Is watching cartoons Haram?

When I was a kid, I have watched a lot of cartoons. Now I don't have time to watch it. But I have many friends who are still watching it, post a picture and video on their social network and always ...
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Are dependents (such as children) taken into account before applying a hadd punishment?

Applying a hadd punishment, such as the death penalty or amputation, obviously either eliminates or greatly diminishes a person's earning potential. This is problematic when this person has ...
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Why are orphans considered orphans when their father dies and not when both their parents die?

The definition of an orphan is: An orphan (from the Greek: ορφανός orphanós) is a child whose parents are dead or have permanently abandoned the child I've seen Islamic websites which say that an ...
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What age to bring kids to graveyard

My son grandma passed away and he is 3 years old. I wanted to ask what age should we bring kid to grave yard as there is a dispute in my family and I know that 3-4 is too small to bring them here. ...
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Does Islam allow child soldiers?

Does Islam allow the use of child soldiers? As an example, the use of five year olds in Syria.
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Is it parent's obligation to pay for boy's marriage

I am a 24 years old guy and have been working in Software Industry for the past 2 years. I don't know what other details to put in this question! but, is it parent's obligation to pay for my marriage?...
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Should you treat your daughters better than your sons?

I heard something along the lines of you should treat your daughters better than your sons. Is this true or do we treat both children equally?
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Looking at private parts for pregnancy

In the country where I stay, if a woman is pregnant and she goes to hospital, she may be assigned a male gynecologist. The only way to be sure to have a female gynecologist is to look for a private ...
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Is it okay for a father to hit his children as a punishment? And if so, what are the boundaries?

I just got curious on this and I want to know if this is allowed or not.
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can girls study in co-education systems? [duplicate]

Can girls study with boys in co-education systems? as now every school or college is co-education and it is a necessity to have proper education so does it make us a bad Muslim?
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What is the 'awrah of a mother in front of her children?

I give a bath to my two sons(whose ages are 7 years and 9 months, respectively). Occasionally, I need to take a bath, too, at the same time when there is no one there to attend to the children. What ...
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Why are we punished for the sins of others, e.g. Adam and Eve and children for their parents' wrongdoing?

We are told that no one will be punished for another person's sins. However when Adam (as) and Hawa (Eve) went against Allah (swt) instructions and ate from the forbidden tree, they were sent on Earth ...
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Is it permissable for disabled people to procreate?

Let's say one in a married couple or both of them have some sort of mental or physical disability (a serious one perhaps), and reproducing has a high chance of making the offspring suffer from the ...
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If a wife converts to Islam and her husband or father does not?

If a wife or daughter converts to Islam, and her husband or father does not, is she still required to be obedient to him?
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What should I do when I have a child from zina when I am already married to someone else? [duplicate]

I am married woman. I have a child from zina, whose father is a another person. Who should inherent the child? Who should pay for expenses? Can my husband inherit the child?
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How much right does a child have over their parents?

Sometimes the parent may be in the wrong, does the child have the right to correct their parent or go against them or is that not permissible. For example, it may be that the child has learnt ...
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How can poor people afford many children with lack of birth control? [closed]

Many prominent Islamic scholars discourage popular birth control methods. But how can poor people afford to raise so many children? Also some women consider this as their violation of their rights, ...
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Does Islamic scripture have an equivalent to “be fruitful and increase in number”?

Genesis 1:28 in the Bible states: God blessed them and said to them, "Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea and the birds in the sky and ...
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Is the minimum marriage age for males 12 and females 9 in the Hanafi fiqh?

On the Marriageable age Wikipedia page In Quran, the "age of marriage" coincides with puberty. Classical Islamic law (Sharia) does not have a marriageable age because there is no minimum age at ...
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Sex and having a child

I am a 25 year old and I have a child who is 6 years old. For a long time me and my husband could not have sex because our child was there we tried everything but it was very had to have sex when he ...