677 fatwas

  • Breast-feed it but do not give up your family name Date: 18-10-2003

    I do not have children and would like to take responsibility of a parentless child to raise and nurture. Will it be ok if I do not change the child's family name and if my wife can breast-feed the child five times by taking a medicine to make her breast-feed?.. More

  • Using bottle feeders and teats to soothe children Date: 11-10-2003

    I have been asked by a friend to enquire concerning bottle-feeding children after two years of age and the use of a teat as a soother or comforter? Is there a prohibition for using these after the age of two?.. More

  • Giving one's child to one's brother Date: 7-10-2003

    Can I give my child to my brother (with the permission of my wife? Is it acceptable in the Shariah?.. More

  • Changing names is permissible if not for a bad purpose Date: 2-10-2003

    Is changing of names after marriage permitted in Islam, May be just as called by pet names or sometimes the surname? Please provide answer to this query as soon as possible... More

  • Breast milk: when to wean the baby? Date: 22-9-2003

    I would like to ask about the infant foods. Now a days even the pediatricians say that we can start giving fruit juices after the completion of four months for the infant, and gradually every food by the month of six. In fact they agree breast milk is the best of all. Is there any Islamic teachings concerning this. Is there any harm to the infant.. More

  • Breastfeeding a baby for adoption Date: 21-9-2003

    Would I need to breastfeed a baby boy or girl to adopt an orphan... More

  • Correct format for naming a child Date: 20-9-2003

    What is the correct format in naming your newborn child? I understand that different cultures have different way of naming the child. For example in Arab culture naming is different than in Pakistani culture. Back home, in Pakistan, when the child is born, he/she is given a name and then the father's first (just first name) name becomes child's last.. More

  • Getting children interested in religion Date: 14-9-2003

    How can we make our children interested in religion? We found that they are more interested in playing only. Any Du'a for making our children pious and good. .. More

  • Son born to a lady before the husband became Muslim Date: 8-9-2003

    Before my husband and I were Muslim he had a child (boy) with a lady. The child is now seven; we want full custody, Insha Allah but for now to teach him Islam. But the mother is refusing us to teach him. What can you suggest? For 3 years now she has refused us to see the child. Should the father the boy from seven, or what is the ruling?.. More

  • Naming her son 'Kuzeed' Date: 8-9-2003

    I am a Palestinian in Germany, and I will get a new son soon. My mother wants me to give my son the name of my father, a Parisian name called 'Kuzeed'. My question: do I commit a sin if I did or what? I am afraid of this name for many reasons mainly for religious reasons by one hand, and I don't want to anger my parents on the other. Please I need.. More

  • The husband does not have to spend on his step-children Date: 7-9-2003

    I have 3 kids from a former marriage, and they have not entered Islam, as of yet. I entered into Islam 3 years ago. My husband insists he does not have to care for anything they do if he does not agree to it or care for what they do, if he chooses, because the bottom line is that he is not their father, therefore he does not have to help. We struggle.. More

  • Husband being present while wife in labor at hospital Date: 27-7-2003

    Can you please tell me if a husband is allowed to be present whilst his wife is giving labor at the hospital? Whatever the outcome, could you please provide some evidence?.. More

  • Child Custody and Maintenance Date: 13-7-2003

    I and my ex-wife divorced last year through Talaq. We are Sunni of Hanafi sect. Ex-wife has custody of only child who is a boy of 2 years. Please advice or give Fatwa on following: 1. Up to what age can the boy remain with mother? 2. When can I claim custody of the boy? 3. Upon Talaq I paid ex-wife her dower and maintenance for her for three.. More

  • Sex education in schools Date: 9-7-2003

    I would really appreciate your reply to my question concerning sexual education in the curriculum in schools. When and how should this material be presented to our students? Please reply because I am working on a project... More

  • Husband troubled by wife's adoption on their marriage Date: 1-7-2003

    My wife was adopted by her present parents when she was young. She came to know her real parents and also their relation ship when she was in tenth standard. Now she is married to me. Her present adopted parents changed her father's name and put the name of the father who has adopted her, and even my Nikah was under the same name of the person who.. More