Fattabiouni Pregnancy | الحمل والولادة

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سنن الحمل والولادة - Pregnancy -
The prophet [pbuh] taught us how to interact with our Lord
and how to interact with ourselves during this important stage of life.
The beloved prophet [pbuh]’s teaching starts with the very beginning of one’s life;
he said to us [pbuh] with regards to pregnancy, childbirth, the newborn,
and a person wanting to have children,
he [pbuh] advised us in many and varying narrations to be selective
when choosing a spouse so that we afford our children the best stock possible.
The beloved prophet [pbuh] ordered us to start by choosing wisely
those who are pious and adherent to the religion.
These prophetic practices serve to safeguard the family from the onset.
Then the prophet [pbuh] teaches us how to protect our offspring
and how to begin the entire process of pregnancy, childbirth, and nurturing in the correct way.
The prophet [pbuh] told us that if we say prior to intimacy with one’s spouse,
O’ Allah keep us away from the devil and ward off the devil from what you bless us with,
they will have offspring whom the devil can never harm.
This is an amazing and really great prophetic practice;
it means that if a person remembers Allah and says this prayer before intimacy with their spouse,
then they have essentially given this newborn complete protection
from the devil for the remainder of his life
[What’s jihad for a woman?]
Some of the women that were around the prophet [pbuh] told one of them
–the one that was caring for his son Ibrahim-
they said go and ask the prophet [pbuh] tell him that the men went out for jihad
but what about us women, do we not get anything?
So the prophet [pbuh] mentioned to her that the woman during her pregnancy is
engaged in jihad in the path of Allah.
The prophet [pbuh] also informed women because during pregnancy a woman
would experience suffering, tiredness, and hardship, or stress.
The prophet [pbuh] taught her that during this stage,
she is receiving a great reward from Allah.
The prophet [pbuh] informed us; he sends a message to all women
that when a woman is in the stage of pregnancy, childbirth, and nursing,
she is stationed in a post in the path of Allah and if she dies, she dies a martyr.
The first thing recommended for the woman and the man
to do upon realizing that Allah has blessed them with a child;
the first thing the woman should do after realizing she’s pregnant is
to make a good intention.
The intention has great impact ..
and the beloved prophet [pbuh] has made great mention of this fact.
Even the prophets such us Zakariya when he asked for a child he said
“O my Lord! Grant me a progeny from you that are pure.”
He wanted his progeny to be pure.
Scholars such as Imam Al-Ghazali as well as modern day scientists and doctors have said
that during the very early stage of pregnancy,
the thing that is envisioned in the parents’ mind
has great impact on the child that is developing in the womb during that very hour.
So if the person was in remembrance of Allah,
that drop will be pure, protected,
and illuminated by the light of the remembrance of Allah.
Scholars recommend that a pregnant woman
increases her remembrance of Allah as well as recitation of the Quran
so that the light of the Quran and the benefits of remembering Allah,
and the blessings of one’s connection with Allah
all become woven into the very fabric of her offspring.
Every time the mother feels the baby moving in her stomach she should say:
May Allah protect and preserve you; may Allah accept you;
may Allah protect you from the devil.
My Lord, protect him from the devil; my Lord make him a righteous person.
The father as well should say prayers every day during the pregnancy
and both will see the great result -Allah willing.
[Allah [swt] says: And I commend her and her offspring
to your protection from the Evil One, the Rejected]
If we look at the life of our beloved prophet [pbuh]
we find that he was the father of girls;
He [pbuh] had four girls.
When they talk about the birth of Fatimah Az-Zahraa,
they say that the prophet [pbuh] had immense joy during her birth.
When they informed him [pbuh] that Khadijah had given birth –this was before prophet hood-
he hurried home,hugged the girl and said,
“O Khadijah, she is a blessed child.”
He [pbuh] had this great joy and excitement for his fourth girl.
Allah [swt] says: “He bestows male or female children according to His Will and plan.
Allah might grant a person a girl but he rejects the favor of Allah
as if he’s saying, my Lord I don’t want your gift; I don’t like your gift.
This is an area where people contradict the practice of the prophet [pbuh]
by differentiating between boys and girls.
The one that is not delighted to have a girl is in contradiction to the practice of the prophet [pbuh].
We ask Allah [swt] to accept us and grant us excellence in our dealings and grant us knowledge
and understanding of the life and practice of the prophet [pbuh]
in our interaction with what Allah bestows upon us. �