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And my Question is :
My sister is married for 3 years and she is unable to conceive. Her Faith in Allah is too strong and beleives she would have her owne kids one day. Could you please suggest Islamic way of handling this. I mean either by fasting or reading a particular surrah for specified no of days.
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In the name of Allah, We praise Him, seek His help and ask for His forgiveness. Whoever Allah guides none can misguide, and whoever He allows to fall astray, none can guide them aright. We bear witness that there is none worthy of worship but Allah Alone, and we bear witness that Muhammad (saws) is His slave-servant and the seal of His Messengers.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 42 Surah Shura verses 49-50:
49 To Allah belongs the Dominion of the heavens and the earth. He creates what He Wills. He bestows (children) male or female according to His Will.
50 Or He bestows both males and females, and He leaves barren whom He Wills: for He is Full of Knowledge and Power.
Respected sister in Islam, keep your faith constant in
Allah Subhanah, the One and Only Creator and Bestower of the Worlds. May Allah Subhanah make your trial easy for
you, and may The Lord Most Merciful bestow patience and steadfastness on you to
accept whatever He has Planned, Willed, and Decreed for you. May Allah Subhanah fulfill your hearts
desire and bestow upon you righteous offspring, who become the contentment of
your eyes in the life of this world, and a source of attaining
One of the best supplications to make to the Merciful Lord when one wishes for an offspring is the humble and wholesome supplication of the Noble Prophet Zachariah (a.s.) when he was childless until an abject old age.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiya verses 89-90:
89 And (remember) Zakariya when he cried to his Lord: "O my Lord! Leave me not without offspring, though Thou art the Best of Inheritors.
90 So We listened to him: and We granted him Yahya: We cured his wife's (barrenness) for him. These three were ever quick in emulation in good works: they used to call on Us with love and reverence, and humble themselves before Us.
Another beautiful supplication one could make is the supplication made by the Noble Prophet Ayyub (a.s.), when distress truly seized him and he lost his health, wealth, and children as a trial from his Lord.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 21 Surah Anbiyaa verses 83-84:
83 And (remember) Ayyub when he cried to his Lord "Truly distress has seized me, but Thou art the Most Merciful of those that are merciful."
84 So We listened to him: We removed the distress that was on him, and We restored his people to him and doubled their number as a Grace from Ourselves, and a thing for commemoration for all who serve Us.
Respected sister in Islam, know with absolute and total conviction that your condition and your desires are not unknown to your Lord Most Gracious, for He is well aware of the exact condition of each in His creation. Your condition is no more a trial and a test bestowed upon you from your Lord, thus be constant and consistent in your supplications to your Lord Most Merciful, and beseech Him and Him Alone in humility, in awe, and in hope for all that your heart desires; for there is none in the universe other than the One and Only Merciful Lord Who has the Power to hear and respond to the supplications of His believing slaves.
Allah Says in the Holy Quran Chapter 35 Surah Fatir verse 2:
2 What Allah out of His Mercy doth bestow on mankind, there is none who can withhold: what He doth withhold, there is none can grant apart from Him: and He is the Exalted in Power, Full of Wisdom.
Your Question: Could you please suggest Islamic way of handling this. I mean either by fasting or reading a particular surrah for specified no of days.
Respected sister, the Islamic Way of handling your trial is to remain constant in your faith in your Lord Creator and know with total and absolute conviction that there is none in the Universe other than the One and Only Lord Most Gracious Who has the Power to grant you your desires.
You are well within your rights to observe as many voluntary fasts as you will, or recite as much of the Glorious Quran as you will or is easy for you..for such deeds of voluntary worship are indeed meritorious in the Sight of your Lord.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
Your brother and well wisher in Islam,