A Nursing Mother’s Ramadan Reflections, by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil

Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil thought she knew what a challenging fasting day was…until she became a mother and began nursing her baby. I thought that my hardest Ramadans were the ones I spent in Jordan, as a young student of knowledge. The days were incredibly long, and the blistering summer heat was like nothing I’d ever […]

Naming a Child Eesa Ibrahim Khan.

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Me and my wife have just had a baby boy, we were thinking about names and we wanted to name our child Eesa Ibrahim Khan. I just wanted to check if we can 2 prophets names together or if it was best just to go with Eesa […]

What Is the Sunnah in Regards to Receiving a Newborn Baby?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I am expecting my first child with my wife. Is there anything in the sunnah we need to do leading up to the birth of the baby next month? What do we do when the baby arrives and the days coming after the birth of the […]

Can I Name My Baby Girl Inara Mayameen or Inara Al Mayameen?

Answered by Shaykh Farid Dingle Question: Assalamu alaykum Can I name my baby girl Inara Mayameen or Inara Al Mayameen? Answer: Assalamu alaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, It is recommended to name one’s children beautiful names, and particularly recommended to name them after righteous predecessors such as the Prophetic Companions or others. Names like Maryam, […]

Is It Wrong to Name My Baby Miraj in Islam?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it wrong to name my baby Miraj in Islam? Answer: Wa ‘alaykum as-salam wa rahmatullah wa barakatuh Thank you for your question. There is nothing wrong with naming a child Miraj as it is not inherently impermissible, nor does it have a negative meaning. The Messenger […]

I Want to Have a Baby but I Don’t Feel Safe at Home. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, I live with my parents-in-law, brother-in-law and husband. My brother-in-law is mentally unwell, screams, shouts, and pushes his parents. My husband and I want to have a baby but I don’t feel safe at home. What do I do? Everything between myself and my husband are […]

Is It Permissible to Use Numerology When Deciding a Name for a Child?

Answered by Shaykh Umer Mian Question: Assalamu alaykum Is it permissible in Islam to use numerology/date and time of birth when deciding a name for a child? Answer: Wa alaikum as-salam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu Numerology has been defined as “the study of the occult meanings of numbers and their supposed influence on human life” […]

Is It Permissible to Name My Baby After an Angel?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: Assalam aleykum Is it permissible to name my baby after an angel? (i.e. Jibreel). Answer: assalamu alaykum Yes, it is permitted to name your child after an angel. For more see: Is it Permissible to Name Children with Names of Angels? [Ustadh] Salman Younas Checked and approved by Shaykh […]

How Can I Clean My Hands to Feed My Baby While Performing Umra?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum How can I clean my hands to feed my baby during my Umra if I can’t find unscented soap? Answer: Wa alaykum assalam wa rahmat Allah, Whilst in a state of pilgrim sanctity (ihram), you can clean your hands with that which is unscented and fulfils the […]

Since the Birth of My Baby, I No Longer Pray. What Do I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam alaykum, Before marriage, I prayed five times a day. I no longer do that, now that I am married, with a one year old baby. Now I am lost in sins, watch bad things, and backbite. What do I do? Answer: Assalam alaykum wa rahmat Allah wa […]