698 fatwas

  • Changing names thinking they are unlucky Date: 18-2-2004

    I have a quick question which I hope that you will be able to help me answer. I have a Muslim neighbour who's about to change his son and daughters name (from Jamaal, Nabeela). These are nice names, Masha Allah... but he thinks they’re unlucky for some reason, and wants to change them. As far as I'm concerned we don't have superstition in Islam.. More

  • Disciplining children Date: 17-2-2004

    What are the Islamic rulings on hitting kids in the face? Is it considered Haram? What are the rulings on discipline of our children in Islam? .. More

  • Du’a for child’s birth Date: 12-2-2004

    I need some information about what I have to say and to do, when my baby comes to the world. I'm looking for some Du’a... More

  • Choosing the Careers of Children Date: 1-1-2004

    In Islam should parents choose their children's careers? Or should the children choose for themselves? .. More

  • Hamdia Fatimah as a name Date: 13-11-2003

    I have named my daughter Hamdia Fatimah, is it correct or should I change it... More

  • The butcher does not have to know that it was Aqiqah Date: 13-11-2003

    Basically, I have decided to have Aqiqa for my one month daughter and I asked a butcher who owns a sheep farm to slaughter a sheep and deliver it to my house, I called him by telephone. After cocking the sheep, and sharing it with other Muslims in the Masjid (the Masjid had a scheduled community cookout, so I used the occasion and brought all the.. More

  • 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