First Short Paper 1What Acts Are Recommended After Giving Birth to a Child?Claremont School of Theology, California, USAFacilitating Islamic Life Cycle Rituals (BSC 3130)October 2nd, 2018
First Short Paper 2OutlineI) IntroductionII) Concept of Having a Child in Islam III) Recommended Actions After Giving Birth to a ChildIV) References1)IntroductionIt is a fact that Islam is a way of life that is sanctioned by the two major sources of IslamicJurisprudence (Qur’an and Sunnah). Likewise, culture is a way of life and a social behavior
First Short Paper 3that is sanctioned by one’s society. It is often difficult for people to differentiate those actsthat are prescribed by Islam from those that are rooted in the culture. This is one of thereasons that Allah, SWT, says in the glorious Qur’an, chapter 4 verse 59:2(ْمُتْعَزاَنَت نإإَفْمُكنإمإرْمَلا يإلْوُأَو َلوُسَّرلاْاوُعيإطَأَوَهّللاْاوُعيإطَأْاوُنَمآَنيإذَّلا اَهُّيَأ اَيَكإلَذإرإخلاإمْوَيْلاَوإهّللاإبَنوُنإمْؤُتْمُتنُك نإإإلوُسَّرلاَوإهّللا ىَلإإُهوُّدُرَف ٍءْيَش يإفًليإوْأَتُنَسْحَأَوٌرْيَخ)4:59(“O you who believe! Obey Allah, and obey the messenger and those of you who are inauthority; and if you have a dispute concerning any matter, refer it to Allah and themessenger if you are (in truth) believers in Allah and the Last Day. That is best for you in thislife and in the hereafter” Q4 verse 591II) The Concept of Having Child in Islam One should bear in mind that, to be blessed with a child is a favor from Allah, SWT, which Hebestows to whom He wills. Allah, SWT, says in chapter 42 verses 49 – 50:ءاَشَي نَمإلُبَهَيَو اًثاَنإإ ءاَشَيْنَمإلُبَهَي ءاَشَي اَمُقُلْخَيإضْرَأْلاَوإتاَواَمَّسلا ُكْلُمإهَّلإلَروُكُّذلا)42:49(ٌريإدَقٌميإلَعُهَّنإإ اًميإقَع ءاَشَي نَم ُلَعْجَيَو اًثاَنإإَو اًناَرْكُذْمُهُجإّوَزُيْوَأ“To Allah belongs the kingdom of the heavens and the earth. He creates whatever He pleases. Hegives daughters to whom He pleases and gives sons to whom He pleases.