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Ustadha Zaynab Ansari on Women of the Quran: Sarah

Ustadha Zaynab Ansari, in partnership with Muslimah Media, speaks in a 6-part series about women who are documented in the Quran. Sarah, wife of Ibrahim Sarah, wife of the Prophet Ibrahim, is the oldest historical figure mentioned in the Quran. She appears both in the Quran and in the hadith traditions. In Islam, she is […]

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 […]

I Can’t Have Children. Is It Wrong for Me to Get Married?

Answered by Ustadha Raidah Shah Idil Question: Assalamu Alaikum, I discovered in my teens that I cannot have children. I have always wanted to have a family so I hope to get married and raise children through adoption. I understand that most people will not be willing to marry someone like me. Is it wrong […]

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, […]

How Can I Deal with Several Pregnancy Losses?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam alaykum, My husband and I have been dealing with a very difficult year of trying to conceive. Several pregnancy have failed. My husband is wonderful at reminding me to keep my faith in Allah. I started fasting,paying extra attention to my du’as, increasing my charity, and making more […]

Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz’s advice on duas to read during pregnancy and labour

[cwa id=’cta’] Students of Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz collected this list of recommendations some years ago, for those amongst us who are pregnant or struggling with infertility. Daily Surah Inshiqaq (Surah 84) – to be recited daily throughout the pregnancy Surah Luqman (Surah 31) – to be recited daily during the 1st trimester when the baby’s brain, mental […]

Is Allah Punishing me for my Past Sins through the Trials in my Life?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Salam  Alaykum I have just become infertile and I want to know if I caused it by sinning in my past or if it was always destined to happen? I am afraid of losing everything else. I always thought everything that occurs was pre ordained now I’m afraid it […]

Kids in Test Tubes: Is In Vitro Fertilization Allowed?

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: In Vitro Fertilization (IVF) involves taking drugs and fertilization outside of the womb. Since many couples are going through infertility, we would like to know what Islam says about IVF. Answer: In the name of Allah, Most Merciful, In the name of Allah, the inspirer of truth. All praise […]

Using Fertility Pills

Answered by Shaykh Faraz Rabbani Question: Can we use fertility pills in order to get pregnant? It has been two years since I’ve been married. Someone suggested we try that, but sometimes I feel that maybe Allah Most High doesn’t want me to have a baby right now. So should I wait and keep trying? […]