November 14, 2023 3 mins

Can a Single Mother Accept Third Party Sperm Donor?

Answered by Mawlana Ilyas Patel Question I am wondering about the ramifications of having a child or children outside of marriage using a sperm donor. Due to unfortunate trauma, I cannot be married to a man or have sex with a man. It’s something I have prayed about for many years and have finally accepted. […]
November 9, 2023 2 mins

If Trials Are Sent to Expiate Sins, Why Were the Prophets Afflicted?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question If trials are sent to expiate sins, why were the Prophets afflicted? Answer Thank you for your important question. Trials befall us because of our own sins, because of the sins of others, and as a test of patience. The trials that befall the prophets are due to the last […]
October 19, 2023 1 min

Who Has the Right to Name the Newborn?

Answered by Ustadh Farid Dingle Question Who has the right to name the newborn? Answer Thank you for your important question. May Allah reward you for your important question, and may He bless you god-fearing children with beautiful and inspiring. The right of naming of the child is that of the father. (Nihayat al-Muhtaj, Ramli; […]
October 5, 2023 4 mins

Can You Expand on What to Do When a Muslim Baby Is Born?

Answered by Ustadha Shazia Ahmad Question I’ve read this answer on the SeekersGuidance website about the sunnah of receiving a newborn baby. I have a baby coming in a few days in sha Allah and I need details about the following: When to do ‘Aqiqa and how and when to give adhan; how to name; […]