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Is It Permissible for a Man to Watch His Wife Give Birth?

Hanafi Fiqh

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas

Question: Assalam aleykum

Is it permissible for a man to watch his wife give birth?

Answer: assalamu alaykum

It is permitted for a husband to watch his wife give birth. Doing so with the intention of supporting one’s wife through the process and witnessing the blessing of birth would make the act rewarding.

As for cases where husbands are discouraged from attending childbirth, these seem to largely return to customary norms and preferences. Religiously, there is nothing wrong with it as I have mentioned above.

[Ustadh] Salman Younas

Checked and approved by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani

Ustadh Salman Younas graduated from Stony Brook University with a degree in Political Science and Religious Studies. After studying the Islamic sciences online and with local scholars in New York, Ustadh Salman moved to Amman. There he studies Islamic law, legal methodology, belief, hadith methodology, logic, Arabic, and tafsir.