The Fiqh of Newborns

Chapter 12: Other Baby Issues

The urine of a baby has specific Islamic rulings in regards to being impure (najis). Ali رضي الله عنه narrated that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said: بول الغلام الرضيع ينضح، وبول الجارية يغسل The urine of a breastfeeding baby boy is sprayed and […]

Chapter 11: Keeping our Homes Halal

The environment around our children has a huge effect on them. Certain things are a deterrent for the acceptance of our duas, ruqyahs, etc Some things encourage and welcome evil and the shaitaan into our homes. To protect our children, we must do more than just […]

Chapter 10: Protecting our Children

Envy and the evil eye are real afflictions from amongst the evil things that Allahسبحانه وتعالى The evil eye is a form of envy. When an envious person sees something he or she admires, it causes immediate harm.  Ibn Abbas رضي الله عنه said that the […]

Chapter 9: Circumcision

The Circumcision of a Boy What is circumcision? The circumcision of a boy is the removal of a small piece of skin called the foreskin from the male sexual organ (penis).  Circumcision is an obligatory action for all males in Islam. It originated since the time of Prophet Ibraheem عليه السلام and he was commanded to do […]

Chapter 8: The Newborn Child’s Seventh Day

The seventh day is an important day for new baby. there are certain actions that are prescribed in Islam to be performed on this day, as mentioned in the following hadith: Samurah bin Jundub رضي الله عنه said that the Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم […]

Chapter 7: Naming the Newborn Child

1. The baby can be named at any time from birth until the seventh day. But it should be named by the seventh day, no later than that.  The Prophet صلى الله عليه وسلم said that the child should be named on the seventh day. […]

Differences of Opinion

1. What is a difference of opinion? By the blessings of Allah, this Ummah does not have differences on the core concepts of this deen. There are no differences in regards to the fundamentals of Islam or on its primary sources the Quran and the Sunnah. The […]

Chapter 5: A Woman During Ramadan

1. Fasting in the month of Ramadan is obligatory (wajib) upon everyone, male or female, unless they have a valid excuse. Allah سبحانه و تعالى said in Soorah Baqarah, Ayah 185: شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِّلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِّنَ الْهُدَىٰ وَالْفُرْقَانِ ۚ فَمَن […]

Chapter 4: Feeding the Newborn

1. Tahneek (introducing chewed dates to the baby’s palate) is a sunnah of the Prophet ﷺ Tahneek is the act of softening or chewing a piece of dates, then taking this softened dates and rubbing it on the baby’s palate (known in Arabic as حنك). […]

Chapter 3: The Birth of a Child

1. Labour and Delivery: Some Things to be Aware Of Be conscious of the a’wrah (the private areas according to Islamic law). What is a woman’s a’wrah?We take the definition of a woman’s awrah from Soorah Nur, Ayah 31: وَلَا يُبْدِينَ زِينَتَهُنَّ إِلَّا مَا ظَهَرَ […]