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Does Islam have an explanation for the pain of childbirth?

Allah says in Surah Al-Ahqaf (surah #46) Verse #15: وَوَصَّيْنَا الْإِنْسَانَ بِوَالِدَيْهِ إِحْسَانًا حَمَلَتْهُ أُمُّهُ كُرْهًا وَوَضَعَتْهُ كُرْهًا And We have enjoined upon man, to his ...
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Can I marry an atheist woman with our parents' consent? What if she's pregnant?

Islam only allows marriage to a Muslim, a Jew or a Christian. Quran 60:10 ... And hold not to marriage bonds with disbelieving women ... Quran 5:5 ... And [lawful in marriage are] chaste ...
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Why are there birth defects when Allah says human creation is perfect?

Mr. Zeeshan answered part of it. The perfection Allah mentions is that of our nefs and spiritual side; see Quran suras 91 and 95. We are granted perfect nefs as individuals, that is in perfect ...
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To give charity equal to the weight in silver of the shaved hair of new born?

All Praise to Allah Subhanahu wa Taala and blessings of Him be on Prophet Muhammad peace be upon him His family and companions. Yes your mother is suggesting you a Sunnah. "The Messenger of ...
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If two men could have a baby (e.g. via stem cells), would it be haram?

If anyone's sperm goes inside the woman (except her husband) then this is haram. As touching, talking and even gazing any Na-Mehram is haram let alone putting sperms in her (by any means). So, as to ...
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Why do we say azan in the ear of a newborn?

It's a kind of تلقین Talqin . Talqin means indoctrinate, drum into... It's mostly known to be done at the time death. As the person has just been placed into his grave and is now to be questioned ...
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Who has the right to name the baby, father or mother?

To supplement the answers already given, evidence for the mother having the right to name the child includes the Quranic story of the mother of Maryam عليه السلام: وإني سميتها مريم I have named her ...
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Are methods of influencing a baby's sex (such as changing one's diet) permissible?

Summary: Gender-selection methods which involve astrology should be avoided (as astrology is forbidden). An Islam Q&A fatwa considers natural methods (such as adjusting one's diet) as ...
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Do I need to take bath if my baby boy urinated on me?

You need to thoroughly wash the contaminated area with water. You do not need to perform ghusl or wudu just because of this. The matters which invalidate wudu are mentioned here. While ghusl is ...
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Can one give the name of an angel to a child? Is Mikael a suitable name?

Mika'el is the name of an arch-angel. من كان عدوا لله وملائكته ورسله وجبريل وميكال فإن الله عدو للكافرين Whoever is an enemy to Allâh, His Angels, His Messengers, Jibrîl (Gabriel) and Mîkâ’îl (...
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Are there any essential acts to perform at a baby's birth?

The following are recommended acts regarding an infant in Islam: Adhan. In the ear, note that this is generally considered recommended but is also disputed by some madhabs 1. رأيت رسول الله صلى الله ...
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What has been said about innocent babies among people who recieved Allah's punishment?

Allah is the one who gives and takes life of everyone even today from old people to newborn babies. The time of punishment isn't any more special. He takes the life of the newborn babies and gives ...
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Why some babies don't cry, even though they get touched by Satan?

This hadith has certain issues that scholars have tried to address: The hadith seems to say that only Mary and her child have been exempt from the touch of Satan which also may lead to the conclusion ...
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Why some babies don't cry, even though they get touched by Satan?

There are two possibilities that can be noted. All babies do eventually cry. It could be that eventual crying that is from the touch of Satan. The hadith states that everyone except Maryam and Isa (...
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What Does The Name Ahnaf Mean?

The word "Ahnaf" refers to a man who has a particular crookedness in his legs. The Sahabi was named like that because he had such a crookedness. As far as I found, it does not mean "...
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What to do with aqeeqah hair?

The only quote about this I found so far was in ibn al-Arabi's al-Masaalik fir sharh Muwatta'a Maalik المسالك في شرح موطأ مالك -see here in Arabic-: This is my own translation take it carefully ...
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As an overworked mother to a newborn baby, is it okay to miss a prayer and pray it later?

Prayer obligatory to perform within its stipulated time: “Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours” [an-Nisa 4:103] Each prayer has a time range in which it can be ...
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Should a woman who gives birth and gets divorced shortly afterwards complete her period of waiting (iddat)?

This is mostly answered by: Divorced women remain in waiting for three periods ... Qur'an 2:228 Here, periods are considered menstrual cycles (see e.g. Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs). ...
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Can we perform aqeeqa (animal sacrifice) on the 6th day after a baby's birth since the butcher is not available on the 7th day?

The majority of scholars say that 'aqeeqah must be on the 7th day of birth for example if the child was born on Saturday the 'aqeeqah should be done on Friday! 'Aqeeqah is considered a sunnah (by the ...
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Is it permissible to wear gold to celebrate a baby boy?

Gold is forbidden -to wear- for males, but allowed for females. See for example this hadith from sahih Muslim about rings and the prohibition of drinking from silver or gold vesells. Or this one on ...
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