let me know the meaning

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Question   Kindly let me know the meaning of Aliza, its origin.   Answer   Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.   Aliza is a Jewish name which means joyful. It would not be appropriate to keep it since people may think she is a Jew. We should strive to keep those names which will distinguish our children from those of … [Read more...]

what the sex of your baby

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Question   Can you please advise me whether it is permissible (Islamically) to find out from your gyneanocologist what the sex of your baby is before they are born?           Answer   Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. 1. Yes it is permissible but discouraged if there is no medical need to do … [Read more...]

with regards to the name

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Question   With the mercy of Allah I’m about to be a father. Please advise on the following with regards to the name I’ve got in mind for a girl and if it’s most suitable Humairah - reddish complexion (nickname of Ayesha RA)   Answer   Muhtaram / Muhtaramah   In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh. The name is suitable.    And Allah … [Read more...]

Are these names permissible?

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Ref no: 0355# Date: Friday , July 22, 2011 Category Child Upbringing Title Are these names permissible? Question We are to have a child, inshaAllah in a few weeks. Are these names permissible? If it's a boy: Zulkifl If it's a girl: Zunnoor What is the meaning of Zulkifl? We know the name is mentionned in surah Al-Anbiyah and Saad but rarely do we meet anyone named Zulkifl in our community... … [Read more...]

if a baby is born with a membrane or veil (full /partial)?

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Ref no: 0354# Date: Friday , July 22, 2011 Category Child Upbringing Title Question What should be done if a baby is born with a membrane or veil (full /partial)? Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.   The membrane (veil) should be removed and buried. And Allah knows best Darul … [Read more...]

Please advise when a baby should be circumcised

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Ref no: 0333# Date: Wednesday, July 13, 2011 Category Child Upbringing Title Question Please advise when a baby should be circumcised Answer Muhtaram / Muhtaramah In the Name of Allāh, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful. As-salāmu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullāh wa-barakātuh.   There is no time stipulation when a baby should be circumcised. However, the quicker the better And Allah knows best … [Read more...]