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Establishing The Gender of Babies according to Medical and Islamic perspectives

Establishing The Gender of Babies according to Medical and Islamic perspectives

Establishing The Gender of Babies according to Medical and Islamic perspectives

Question:

Sheikh Muhammad Ibn Shalih Al Uthaymeen was asked: How to correlate between the ever-developing medical science as today, when it is able to reveal the sex of babies which are still in their mother’s womb, whether they are boy or girl, and Allah’s verse:

“It is He Who sends down the rain and knows what is in the wombs,” (Chapter Luqman: 34)

Besides, what about the interpretation of some scholars, such as mentioned in the tafseer of Ibn Jarir, from Mujahid, that a man came to ask to the Prophet -peace and prayer of Allah be upon him- about what will his wife give birth to. Then Allah revealed the previous verse – as narrated by Qatada -. What is the specificity that is contained in the generality of Allah’s verse. “What is in the wombs”?

Answer:

Before we discuss about this matter, I’d like to explain that it is absolutely impossible for a contradiction to happen between the Qur’an and phenomena that we see today.
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A Proper Will in Shari’a

A Proper Will in Shari'a

A Proper Will in Shari’a

Author: ustadz Aris Munandar MPI

Misunderstanding a will brings fatal effect. Mistake in will means transgression of right. Thus, as a good muslim, we shall understand about this matter, since we’re all heading to our death.

Several days before I wrote this article, I had a conversation with a man who comes from a polygamous family – his father had two wives, and he was his son from the second wife. From the first wife, his father had nine child, whereas from his second wife, he had five child. Before his father died, he wrote a will contains arrangement of division of inheritance of his wealth. Children of the second wife were given inheritance of two locations, whereas children of the first wife were given inheritance of one location but with greater value. This is the example of will that is not allowed in shari’a.

A question arises, “Why it is considered as prohibited will?”. Find the answer in the article below.

Definition of Will

The word “wasiat” (will) is one of the Arabic words that has been adopted in Indonesia language. In its mother language, it means a stressed (emphasized) order.
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An Obstacle

An Obstacle

An Obstacle

Have you ever stumbled upon rock as large as a house or a car? I bet you haven’t. And you may be laughing as well to hear this question, because if the rock is as large as a house, it is called bumping, and not stumbling,

True that we’re only stumbled upon small rock. Rock that escapes our sight, that usually stomped beneath our feet. But the impact it has might be fatal, as its that small rock that make us tripped and fall, whereas large rocks are nothing to be cautious with, since it is large enough thus everyone can see it.

This is just an illustration to be compared with the month of Ramadan and other months,

Ramadan is a large rock. Everyone knows about its greatness and virtues, and everyone gathers in flocks to welcome it. Big and small mosques are full during the tarawih prayer; the calling for sahoor are heard everywhere; lessons and Qur’an recitation are heard loudly, breaking the silence of the night. All of the preachers and religious teachers are whipping up the spirit of worship in month Ramadan. They inform people about rewards and virtues of worship in this holy month, such as sins being forgiven, reward get multiplied, prayers are granted, a night that is better than 1000 months, and so on.
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It is not Just About Self-restraining

It is not Just About Self-restraining

It is not Just About Self-restraining

According to shari’a definition, fasting is “An act of worship dedicated to Allah the Exalted by restraining from anything that could invalidate it since the breaking of dawn until the sun set.” As for invalidators of fasting, in Islam, are: Eating, drinking, deliberate vomiting, and having sexual intercourse.

If there’s any kind of self-restraining beside it, then it is not considered as fasting in Islam.

For example: If there’s a person who aim to get closer to Allah the Exalted by restraining himself from consuming meat; or by consuming only white rice; or by restraining himself from talking to anyone; or from sleeping; or from sitting; or from sheltering; and so on; those are not valued as fasting in Islam.

In a hadith, it is mentioned that one day, when the Messenger of Allah was preaching, one of his companions chose to stand under the very hot sun. The Messenger asked, what is he doing. The other companions answered that he is Abu Israil, and he had vowed not to sit, take shelter, talk, and he is fasting. Upon hearing that, the Messenger said, “Tell him to sit, shelter, talk, and continue his fast.” (Narrated by Bukhari no. 6704)
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Just Once!

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Month Ramadan is the month of Qur’an, the month where the Qur’an was revealed for the first time.

Allah the Exalted decreed,

شَهْرُ رَمَضَانَ الَّذِي أُنْزِلَ فِيهِ الْقُرْآنُ هُدًى لِلنَّاسِ وَبَيِّنَاتٍ مِنَ الْهُدَى وَالْفُرْقَانِ

During the month of Ramadan the Qur’an was sent down as a guidance to the people with Clear Signs of the true guidance and as the Criterion (between right and wrong).” (Chapter Al Baqarah/The Cow:185)

The Messenger of Allah made Ramadan as the time to recite the Qur’an; accompanied by Angel Gabriel, he finished the Qur’an while Angel Gabriel listened to his reciting. For the whole month, he finished the Qur’an once. Except in his last Ramadan, he finished it twice.

Likewise, the scholars followed the example of Allah’s messenger in this matter. They busied themselves during Ramadan by reciting the Qur’an. Among them were:
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