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Family Matters

Fosterage and Adoption

Nasihah (Advice): The guardian of an orphan   Umm Sa’id bint Murra Al-Fihri Radhiyallahu Anha reports from her father that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam said: “I and the guardian of an orphan will be in Jannah like these two (his two fingers).” (Al-Adabul Mufrad)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer: …

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Foster Nephew as Mahram

  Nasihah (Advice): Fosterage   Aaisha Radhiyallahu Anha reports that her foster-uncle whose name was Aflah sought permission from her (to enter the house) but she observed Hijaab from him, and informed Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam who said to her: “Don’t observe Hijaab from him for he is Mahram on …

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Are Uterine siblings Mahrams to each other?

  Nasihah (Advice): A woman’s entrance to Jannah   Sayyidatuna Ummu Salamah Radhiyallahu Anha says that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “A woman who dies when her husband is pleased with her, will enter Jannah.” (Tirmidhi)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   I Have a son and a daughter. …

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Does a spouse inherit if the marriage is not consummated?

Nasihah (Advice): Remarrying after a husband’s death   Subai’a Al-Aslamiya Radhiyallahu Anha gave birth to a child a few days after the death of her husband. She came to Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam and asked permission to remarry. Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wasallam gave her permission, and she remarried. (Bukhari) ________________________________________________   …

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Inheritance of an unborn child

Nasihah (Advice): Treat your children fairly   Nu’maan Bin Basheer Radhiyallahu Anhu was delivering a sermon and he said that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “Treat your children fairly, treat your children fairly.” (Nasaai)   ________________________________________________   Question and Answer:   My husband passed away and I am pregnant. Does …

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Stepfather a Mahram to his stepdaughters?

  Nasihah (Advice): The seriousness of Nikah and Divorce   Sayyiduna Abu Hurairah Radhiyallahu Anhu reports that Rasulullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said:“There are three things which, whether undertaken seriously or in jest, are treated as serious: Marriage, divorce and taking back a wife (during the Iddah period after issuing …

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Son-in-law as a Mahram

  Nasihah (Advice): The reward for Umrah and Hajj   Abu Hurairah Radhiallahu Anhu reports that Rasoolullah Sallallahu Alayhi Wa Sallam said: “‘(Performance of one) ‘Umrah to (the performance of another) ‘Umrah atones for the sins between them, and for Al-Hajj-ul-Mabrur (an accepted Hajj) there is no reward except Jannah.” (Tirmidhi) …

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Can I be someones ‘second’ secret wife?

http://idealwoman.org/ Question: I have recently reverted to Islam. There is a man who is interested in me and wants to make me his second wife. i agreed to it but now he says he knows his first wife won’t accept it so it will have to be done in secret. …

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The Morning-After Pill

By Shaykh (Mufti) Muhammad Ibn Adam (HA) Question: I have been under the impression that in Islam it is forbidden to use the morning after pill as it is an abortive method of birth control. A friend recently argued that it was not, and that it is permissible to use …

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Is a wife responsible to assist her husband financially?

Question A wife has enough money.  She spent a lot in sadaqa.  Help people.  Her husband is in dept for spending the daily expenditure. Has she responsibility to help her husband. Can she spend all her without caring for her husband? ( Question published as Received ) Answer In the …

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