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Is there any guidence for taking care of pregnency

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As per Islam pls advice, is there any guidence for taking care of pregnency (for legally married couple), although as understood, it is not allowed to control birth.

 

From Din's point of view is there a Sunnat way/natural way or procedure of taking care of the same.

 

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Birth contorl

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.

 

Islam has absolutely forbidden the permanent stopping of bearing children, but Islam has indeed permitted the spacing of ones children in a marriage, if one wishes to do so. It has been reported in authentic narrations that some of the noble companions of the Messenger of Allah (saws) used to practice coitus-interruptus, whereby the male organ is removed from the female organ just before ejaculation.

 

Sahih Al-Bukhari Hadith 7.136 Narrated by Jabir

We used to practice coitus interruptus during the lifetime of Allah's Messenger (saws) while the Qur'an was being Revealed.

 

Most of the scholars of Islam are of the opinion, that there is no harm if one wishes or tries to space the birth of ones child, or even uses one of the modern forms of birth control, to space the ages of their children. But all of them are absolutely unanimous in their opinion that any form of permanent birth control is absolutely forbidden in Islam. One may use a temporary form of contraception, if ones intention is to space their children; but if ones intention is to permanently or altogether stop bearing children.then that would indeed be impermissible for those who sincerely believe in Allah and the Last Day.

 

Whatever written of Truth and benefit is only due to Allahs 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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Burhan


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