1: Can a husband attend his wife while she is
giving birth, or is it haram? Or who else can attend the birth ...because as we
have heard that a woman cannot expose her awrah
except to the doctor due to necessity?
2: As here in Australia they give you the
option that husband can cut the cord, is it permissible?
3: This is sunnah
to put child’s name on seventh day ...but if anyone put the name the
first day....so is it against sunnah ...or they can
put but don’t call the child with this name until the seventh day?
4: What are the teachings of the Sharia for a
woman while she is giving birth in a country like Australia? What should she
observe in front of the non-Muslim midwives and nurses regarding her pardah?
5: When should we give azan and iqaama ....the first and foremost chance we get or after
giving the child the date as its sunnah?
6: In islam should
a mother put the name of the new born or the chance should be given to
the elders as we do in the Asian countries to give respect to the elders like
grandfather ....and what about if the mother doesn’t like that name ...
or we should ask pious elders when putting the name? What should be best
opinion of your good self?
In the Name of Allah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
1) Yes, he can, as it is permissible for the husband to
look at his wife's entire body (although doing so unnecessarily should be
avoided as modesty is highly encouraged in Islam). It is not permissible for
any other relatives to look at her awrah. She will be
excused for exposing her awrah to the midwives due to
necessity. In Australia, it is a good idea for the husband to be present when
his wife gives birth.
2) Yes, there is nothing wrong in doing that.
3) The parents can ponder and discuss what name to give
to their child before the seventh day; but formally the name should be given on
the seventh day, i.e. they should start calling the baby by the chosen name
from the seventh day.
4) She should request no male doctor/nurse to be present.
If in spite of her request, a male doctor/nurse does attend then she will not
be sinful as there is nothing she can do in the state of delivery. This is why
it's good for the husband to be present there so that he can take care of such
5) Both are sunnah acts;
however, we did not come across any hadith or book that mentions which one
should be done first. Therefore, it will be permissible to do either of the two
6) Ideally the father and mother should name their child
with mutual agreement by choosing the name themselves or by seeking the
suggestion of others; however they are not obliged to accept the suggestion of
others if they do not wish to do so. If they are not sure of the suitability of
a particular name, they should consult a scholar.
Allah Ta'ala knows best.
Mufti Faizal Riza
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