How Should a Child Address His Elders?

Answered by Shaykh Abdul-Rahim Reasat Question: Assalamu alaykum My question is regarding relationships and their titles. I know of a single mother who is currently staying with her parents and has a 4 year old son. The mother delivered at her parents house since she was divorced while pregnant. Now the question is about the […]

Can I Change the Name of My Child After His Birth?

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, I was used to call my son Abdul Hadi before his birth. But after his birth I want to name him Abdul Ahad. Can I call him Abdul Ahad? Answer: Wa alaykum al-Salam Depending on the circumstance, the changing of a name could either be impermissible, reprehensible, […]

What Should Be the Family Name of a Child After a Rape? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Abdurragmaan Khan Question: Assalam alaykum, 1) If a women were to be raped and decided to keep the child, what would be the ruling on naming the child? 2) if a non-Muslim man who did not know the identity of his father,converts to Islam, and marries a Muslim woman, how will he […]

Do I Need to Make up the Prayer That I Did as a Child Without Proper Wudu?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum Do I need to make up the prayer that I did, before reaching puberty, without proper wudu? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullah, Rulings of the Sacred Law (shari‘a) aren’t applicable to children in the sense that they aren’t completely responsible (mukallaf) for them. But this doesn’t […]

Should I Avoid Changing My Clothes in Front of My Child? (Shafi’i)

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum Should I avoid to change my clothes in front of my child? Answer: Wa’alaikum assalam. I hope this finds you in the best of states. Jazakum Allah khayr for your question. May Allah increase you in your striving to be diligent in the religion. Covering one’s awra […]

Could You Give Some Supplications to Help Me with My Infertility and My Stress?

Answered by Ustadha Shireen Ahmed Question: Assalam alaykum, I have one child and my last in vitro resulted in a miscarriage. I sold my late mother’s jewelry in a desperate attempt to fund another cycle. I am filled with immense regret. I’m so overwhelmed with stress. I have really detested being an only child and […]

How Should I Deal With Gifts Given to My Child That I Can’t Store Anymore?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum I have a question regarding the toys and clothing of a child which they have outgrown, but were gifts. I have limited space to keep them all and they are no longer used. Can these items, with the child’s permission, be given to charity with them seeking a […]

Is It Allowed to Call Anyone Son Except Your Child?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaikum, I have a cousin brother who is around 7 to 8 yrs elder than me. He calls me betaa (son in urdu) for fun. I don’t like it. I even don’t like to tell him to stop. Is it allowed in Islam to call anyone son except […]

Can In-Laws Force a Daughter-In-Law to Have a Child?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: In Islam, can in-laws pressure or force a daughter-in-law to have a child? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray this finds you well. May Allah reward you for clarifying this sensitive issue. Force No, in-laws cannot force a daughter-in-law to have a child. The issue of […]

My Husband and I Argue a Lot in Front of Our Small Daughter and It Scares Her. What Should I Do?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: My husband and I argue a lot in front of our 3 year old daughter. She often gets scared seeing this. Many times my husband has called me names or told me to shut up in front of her. I am very worried about the impact this will […]