Family planning if fear wifes life.
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1. Can you please let me know or send us the list of the Islamic Names for New born Boy and Girl baby.
2. Can you advice on this.
As my wife had operation in her first delivery and second will be operation too. My relatives and doctor has adviced to make family planning for my wife while doing operation for 2nd delivery. Reason they have said is the 3rd Delivery (if) will be critical for my wife. I hope in islam if there is critical situation they flexiblity will be there.
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Family planning if fear wife’s life
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Your Question: …Can you please let me know or send us the list of the Islamic Names for New born Boy and Girl baby.
A name assigned to each individual is no more than a sign or recognition of that person; and there is absolutely no obligation or compulsion in Shariah that a believer is obliged or required to keep a ‘traditional’ Islamic or ‘muslim’ name. One is at complete liberty to assign any good wholesome name to their off-spring in absolutely any language they will or please.
The only names which Islam prohibits from assigning to a believer are names which connote or denote polytheism or disbelief (Abdul-Lat, Abdul-Uzza, (slaves of the pagan gods like Lat and Uzza, etc.) or names like Ramdas (slave of the Hindu god Ram), etc.; or names which have an inherit evil or vile meaning.
Other than names which connote polytheism and disbelief, or names which have an inherently evil meaning….Islam has allowed the believers the complete freedom to chose and assign any good wholesome name in any language they will and please.
If you wish to know the meaning of any particular name, please visit this website:
Your Question: ……Reason they have said is the 3rd Delivery (if) will be critical for my wife. I hope in islam if there is critical situation they flexiblity will be there.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 140:
Most surely they became losers, who, in their folly and ignorance killed their own children; and made unlawful what Allah had provided them as sustenance, falsely ascribing prohibitions to Allah. Surely, they went astray and were not at all rightly guided.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 6 Surah Anaam verse 151 (part):
You should not kill your children for fear of poverty; for We provide sustenance for you and will provide sustenance for them also.
Allah says in the Holy Quran Chapter 17 Surah Israa verse 31:
Do not kill your children for fear of want; for it is We Who provide for them, and for you as well. Indeed, their killing is a heinous crime!
If the intention behind ones reasoning to limit or stop having more off-spring is their fear or concern of how they will be able to provide for them, then the stopping of having further off-spring would be absolutely against the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws), and a grave sin in the Sight of Allah Subhanah.
If one fears for the health of the mother, or if one wishes that the mother would be better able to feed and nurture their child if there was a reasonable gap or space between the births of their children, etc., the majority of the scholars in Islam are of the opinion that under such circumstances there is allowance in Shariah and no harm if the parents wish to space their children.
But to limit the number of one’s children, or permanently stop the having of children because one fears for their sustenance would, without an iota of a doubt, be absolutely against the guidance of Allah and His Messenger (saws).
If one sincerely fears Allah Subhanah, and themselves do not wish to permanently stop the having of children, and one has sought the opinion of more than one medical doctor, and the doctors are absolutely convinced that the having of more children would endanger the life of the mother, then and only then do some amongst the scholars and jurists in Islam opine that if the couple reluctantly stopped the having of children, they will find their Lord Forgiving and Merciful.
But if one uses this excuse as a shield, and stops the having of more children only because one fears for their sustenance, etc….then indeed one should know that the Lord All-Knowing is well aware of the innermost intentions of their hearts.
Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allah’s Assistance and Guidance, and whatever of error is of me alone. Allah Alone Knows Best and He is the Only Source of Strength.
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