My Pregnant Wife Is Going Back to India – Does She Have to Stay with My Widowed Mother?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, My wife has gone back to India as she is pregnant (5 months) with our first child. Does she have to stay in our house (with my mom) or in her parents house? My mom lives alone (with relatives nearby) and is not expecting her to […]

When I Was Pregnant, I Slept With Two Different Men. Do I Need to Confess That?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalam aleykum, When I was pregnant with my daughter, I slept with two different men because I never thought my boyfriend and I would end up together. If I confess to him, he will never forgive me. What do I do? Answer: Assalamualaykum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I […]

My Mother-In-Law Keeps Asking Me If I Am Pregnant. What Can I Do?

Answered by Shaykh Jamir Meah Question: Assalamu alaykum. I have lot of problems in my life. My mother died of cancer on my wedding’s day and my sister is suffering from tuberculosis. Alhamdulillah I have a good Husband and we live with his family but I can’t live here because I’m not getting pregnant. My mother-in-law […]

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, […]

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 […]