February 23, 2023 4 mins

How Are Hadiths about Gender Determination Explained?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I have a question about a hadith found in the Musnad of Ahmad. The hadith can be found here. I read some hadiths mentioned in Bukhari about the resemblance of a child to either the mother or father, depending upon which fluid dominates. Some versions of the hadith say […]
February 21, 2023 2 mins

When Should the Sunna Connected to a New-Born be Fulfilled?

Answered by Shaykh Irshaad Sedick Question  I understand that the newborn baby’s hair is Sunna to shave on the seventh day of his birth and the ‘aqiqa. But what if I would like to do his ‘aqiqa, Tahnik, and shave on the same day next month after I recover from my cesarean section operation? Is […]
February 12, 2023 3 mins

Can a Child Take His Stepfather’s Name?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question Is it permissible for a child whose mother recently remarried to change his surname and adopt a new father’s name? The child, only seven years old, claims his birth father was mean and bad and thus refuses to take his name. What does Shari’a have to say about this? […]
February 7, 2023 2 mins

Do I Have a Right to Name My Children as a Mother?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question My husband says our first child should be named by his mother (as she has named all firstborns). Naturally, as a mother, I would like to name our child. He says he would like to give his mother the right to name the child. Is this permitted? Unfortunately, this […]