Is It Permissible to Use Modern IVF Treatments to Pick the Gender of My Baby?

Answered by Ustadh Salman Younas Question: I have been blessed with 3 beautiful little girls, alhamdulilah. I wanted to know if it is permissible to use modern IVF treatments to pick the gender of the next baby if we attempt to have one? So, can we use modern science to have a boy, if we […]

How Do I Deal With Nosy Sisters Who Ask Personal Questions?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: There are certain sisters in my community who ask very personal questions and want to know everything about other people’s business. How do I approach these sisters? Is it bad to avoid other Muslims if they have bad character? Also, how long should one wait before announcing they […]

Is Asking for Twins Being Ungrateful?

Answered by Shaykh Shuaib Ally Question: As salam alaykum, I really want to fall pregnant to twins. There is medication to help increase eggs for a female to increase the chances of falling pregnant to twins. I want to find out if it is permissible to ask for such a thing from Allah. Is it […]

The Blessing of a Muslim Doula

“Doula” is an ancient Greek word meaning “a woman who serves”. Three days of conversing with women of different faiths and nationalities, left me, a mom of seven, inspired and ready to help women in their pregnancy and birthing experience as a Muslim doula. And it all started with one blessed experience. Over the summer, […]

Raising Muslim Children In An Age Of Disbelief

Shaykh Walead Mosaad is father to two exceptional young men, MashaAllah. How did he and his wife get it so right? In this brief interview, SeekersHub blogger Aashif Sacha gets Shaykh Walead talking about why he made the choice to commit years of his life to learning the Islamic sciences (hint: for his kids), who […]

Infertility: Widespread but Largely Unaddressed by Muslim Communities

An estimated 250,000 Muslims women in countries like the USA, Canada, the UK and Australia suffer from infertility. Research shows it can be extremely stressful and can lead to depression, which in turn worsen the chances of becoming pregnant. “Infertile? Just relax, and it will happen” Studies have been done into the effects of infertility […]

Infertility: Why does Allah Not Bless Some With Children?

As part of the SeekersHub Ramadan series, Supplications from the Qur’an, Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad al-Azhari addressed a sensitive and sometimes painful topic: Infertility Why does Allah bless some of us with children, and others not? Is it better to be a happy, childless couple than to be an unhappy pair of parents to a child, […]

Praying for a Trust Bearer: On Child-Bearing, Surat al-Anbiyā’ (verse 89), Duas from the Qur’an Explained

You’re listening to a series of lessons on important duas found in the Qur’an, as explained by Shaykh Ahmed Sa’ad Al Azhari – a distinguished master of the Qur’an and scholar in residence at Seekershub Toronto during Ramadan 2015. Shaykh Ahmed addresses a sensitive and sometimes painful topic: why does Allah bless some of us […]

Fasting Ramadan: Pregnancy, Breastfeeding & You

This is series of articles surrounding the intricacies of fasting whilst pregnant and breastfeeding, both from a scientific point of view, looking at studies that have been published over recent years on the subject, and also from a fiqh point of view. We pray the articles are of benefit. This is a project by Umm-Hasan […]

Etiquette and Supplications Related to Pregnancy: A Reader

“My Lord! Grant me from You upright offspring, for You hear all prayers”[Qur’an, 3.38] Before Pregnancy The Virtues of Having Children Struggling to Have Children: Ten Key Etiquettes of Du’a Invocations To Bear Children Supplications for Having Children and For Dealing With Pain How Does One Perform The Prayer Of Need (salat al-haja)? What’s the […]