The mentioned verse is telling:
...knows what is in the wombs...(Quran 31:34)
Now, the word "what" doesn't specifically mean "what the gender is", but it has a general and broader meaning. It refers to Allah knowledge of the future and the destiny of the child, along with the bestowed goods, and other bads that will happen to the child. (Arabic Source)
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 parents, good treatment. His mother carried him with hardship and gave birth to him with hardship
According to Ibn Katheer,
His mother carried him with ...
Islam only allows marriage to a Muslim, a Jew or a Christian.
Quran 60:10 ... And hold not to marriage bonds with disbelieving
Quran 5:5 ... And [lawful in marriage are] chaste women from
among the believers and chaste women from among those who were given
the Scripture before you ...
The parents' consent and the pregnancy do not ...
It is not necessarily to be a quiet whisper, but it has to be recited through the right ear. And when you're done with adhan, recite the iqama through the baby's left ear.
However, all hadeeths that talked about this matter are considered da'eef (weak), especially the part of iqama. See this https://youtu.be/vXD8qCtdLWo
[Congrats btw :)]
Islam does have some restrictions on imagery. Those are mostly in terms of depicting religious figures ( Muhammad, Jesus, Mary, Moses [pbuh] ). However some cultures apply those restrictions to personal lives too based on their interpretation of Islam.
The way you described your friends, they would not be offended by some one who doesn't know much about ...
Giving gifts is a big part of Islamic cultures. I'm sure your neighbors will appreciate whatever thoughtful gift you choose to get them. Even things like playing with dolls are permissible for little children (Hadith `Aisha), and so your idea of stuffed animals would be completely appropriate.
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 submission to Allah, when we are first born.
(91:7) Wa Nafsin Wa Mā Sawwāhā (And the human nefs that (Allah) formed to perfection)
(91:8) Fa'alhamahā Fujūrahā ...
Best names, according to hadith are Abdullah and Abdur-rehman
Prophet Muhammad said:
"Keep the names of the Noble Prophets,(Sallallaho alaihe Wasallam)
Allah, the Exalted, loves most the names Abdullah and Abdur Rahman. "
Here is more detail about this issue:
Well the ahadith about adhan and iqamah for the new born have many weaknesses, so especially for the iqamah some scholars tend to say the weakness is grave, and one shoould even consider this to be makruh or not mustahab (something not desirable) as quoted in this Arabic Fatwa.
Some if not most scholars say that the first thing the new born should hear are ...
I think you got two mixed up here. Aqeeqa or slaughtering of sheep was a practice even from pre-Islamic days among Arabs whenever a child was born in a house. It's a form of celebration. Aqeeqa means celebration. This was continued even after Islam came.
The hair is removed because that is the only sure and short way of cleaning pregnancy (pre-birth) ...
According to the majority of the scholars, the suffering refers to the hair of the newly born child. They got this from a Hadith of the prophet when he ordered Fatima to weigh the hair of Hassan, then told her to donate silver equal to the weight of Hassan's hair. This hadith was narrated by Malik and Behaqi (البيهقي). Source of hadith: here in Arabic.
Last verse of Luqman Surat :
"Indeed, Allah [alone] has knowledge of the Hour and sends down the
rain and knows what is in the wombs. And no soul perceives what it
will earn tomorrow, and no soul perceives in what land it will die.
Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted."
It doesn't mention anything about the sex of the child in the woman's womb. ...
Well even if I would agree with the answer of @Farhan totally, I must add that in the case that parents couldn't come to a mutual consent (at least Sunni) scholars tend to give this right to the father because of the part of the Verse in Surat al-Ahzaab (33:5) saying
Call them by [the names of] their fathers; it is more just in the
sight of Allah .
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 about his life, wealth, youth, Imam, what he loved, his desires. See here and here
"Many of our companions said that it is likeable (mustahab) to make talqin to ...
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 Mary
— Quran 3:36
ويدل أيضا على أن للأم تسمية ولدها ؛ وتكون تسمية صحيحة؛ وإن لم يسمه الأب; لأنها قالت: وإني سميتها مريم ؛ وأثبت الله (تعالى) ...
What ever Allah does, there is something better for him in that.
More than that, we people are more to be pointed at for this situation rather than Allah. We know Allah stops us from any sort of drugs. But still when couple uses drugs and they mate. The children they give birth to, are abnormal; mentally and physically. So is Allah to be blamed here?
The related verse says:
He knows what is in the wombs
This verse does not say only God knows the gender of baby in womb.
Allāh knows not just whether it's male or female. but he knows also what is the qadr (destiny) of this child. Is this child going to be a successful child or not? Is this child going to be righteous or not?
In Islam human life is very valuable. Saving someone's life is like saving the whole mankind. The baby inside dead mom is a separate human being. If mom dies the baby must be saved.
Because of that, We decreed upon the Children of Israel that whoever
kills a soul unless for a soul or for corruption [done] in the land -
it is as if he had slain mankind ...
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 Allah (ﷺ) had the 'Aqiqah for Al-Hasan with one
sheep, and said: 'O Fatimah! (peace be upon her) Shave his head and
give the weight of his hair in silver as ...
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 permissible. However, it's doubtful that any of these actually work. IVF-based gender selection was considered permissible in a SeekersHub fatwa, but the attitude was "...
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
واختلفَ العلّماءُ في وجوبِ تسميتها عقيقة: فحكى أبو عُبَيْد عن الأَصمَعِيّ وغيرِهِ: أنّ العقيقةَ الشَّعْر الّذي يكون على رأسِ المَوْلودِ، وإنما سُمَّيتِ الشَّاةُ ...
Prayer obligatory to perform within its stipulated time:
“Verily, the prayer is enjoined on the believers at fixed hours”
Each prayer has a time range in which it can be performed, for example Fajr can be performed from sahr to shrook. If you delay prayer while remaining in its alloted time period it is permissible. However if you ...
‘Indeed actions are but by intentions and indeed every person will have what they intended.’
Answer to your purpose/intention to do nikah is to support the unborn:-
Narrated by Abu Dhar:
The Prophet said, "If somebody claims to be the son of any other than his real father knowingly, he but disbelieves in Allah, and if somebody claims to belong to some ...
This is mostly answered by:
Divorced women remain in waiting for three periods ...
Here, periods are considered menstrual cycles (see e.g. Tanwîr al-Miqbâs min Tafsîr Ibn ‘Abbâs). However, after giving birth it's likely menses is not taking place, where the Qur'an says it's three months:
And those who no longer expect menstruation ...
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 majority of scholars, and this is the strongest opinion) based on ahadith like this in al-Muwatta' or in Jami' at-Tirmidhi, so if you didn't do it you might ...
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 your Issue from Jami' at-Tirmidhi.
But your son could wear silver instead of gold.
And Allah knows best!
إن الله عنده علم الساعة وينزل الغيث ويعلم ما في الأرحام وما تدري
نفس ماذا تكسب غدا وما تدري نفس بأي أرض تموت إن الله عليم خبير
ويعلم ما في الأرحام knows what is in the women wombs...
This is not just about the embryo gender. This includes the manner of the coming human whether he his good or bad, believer or not, what will happen in his future...