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  1. Salam all, Am due to have a baby boy very very soon and just had some questions regarding the religious requirements for male circumcision (have found it a bit difficult to find this info online): 1. Does the circumcision need to be performed at a particular time (ie. is it obligatory that it be performed within a specific time) or is there any recommended time in which it should be performed? 2. Does the circumcision need to be performed by a Muslim or can anyone perform it? 3. There are a few different methods of circumcision (eg: plastibell method, surg
  2. Thanks so much all!!! Still deciding and searching, will need to settle on one very soon!
  3. lol don't be, I actually really like the sound of the English version Jacob but just wouldn't feel right using the name......and yes, I suppose that is my question (though ideally Arab names with some Islamic significance but potentially even just Eastern names that sound close to English counterparts provided they have a good meaning. Yeah that's true, although interesting that in Hebrew the name means 'God has remembered'....coincidence?
  4. So sorry to hear this, she's in my duas. Also just my 2 cents - I think that now is not the time to be insulting her or reprimanding her for attempting suicide, she needs love and support and professional help now more than ever. Please get her some professional help asap and let her know how much you love her and will be there for her. Severe mental health issues can often lead to suicidal ideation/suicide but they don't necessarily mean the person lacks faith, as much as many believe otherwise.......our minds can get really sick just like our bodies can. All the best to you and your family i
  5. Thank you all so much for your suggestions....was already aware of most of the suggested names but there's been a couple of new ones. I am really liking the name Keyan, will need to take it to hubby to see what he thinks - meanwhile, does anyone know any more about this name? Is it of Arabic origin or only Persian origin? I did find this link which says that it's an indirect Quranic name: http://quranicnames.com/keyan/ ........however, it's the only thing I can find claiming it's Arabic/from the Qur'an, everything else suggests it's a Persian name. Interestingly, it's also apparently a Gaelic
  6. Salam all, Am currently almost 8 months pregnant with baby #2 and we still don't have a name picked out for him. Trouble is that my husband really wants a name that is 'Western sounding' but also Islamic......I'm ok with this as long it's not too Westernised/the name isn't fundamentally altered. So for example, I wouldn't be ok with calling my son Jacob even though it is the Western equivalent of Yaqub, because they sound very different and Jacob just sounds really Anglo to me, which I want to avoid. I might be ok with something like 'Adam' as the Islamic and Western versions are quite si
  7. Salam all! Great thread - am overcome with nostalgia right now as Shiachat was a big part of my life for a long time! I think life has just gotten in the way - have been busy with work and family. I'm now married with a baby girl (who I just gave birth to less than a month ago!) and been working full time for quite a few years now (although I'm currently on maternity leave). I'm still *kind of* lurking around the forums - I still visit the forum very occasionally although it tends to be brief and every 4 or 5 months or so and I rarely contribute. In terms of religion and my views etc, I'd
  8. ^Salam sis, Sorry for the late reply - alhamdulilah I had a healthy baby girl not long after this thread. I gave birth to her on 31 December 2016 and she has kept me pretty busy ever since! We've named her Sofia and her middle name is Zaynab, We also made sure to do the aqiqah - thanks everyone for your advice on this! Below are a couple of pics, please keep her and me in your duas Baby Sofia - Labayka ya Hussain! -
  9. ^^Thank you both. Would you guys happen to have the sources for these positions? Thanks!
  10. Though you seem to have used the terms interchangably, my understanding of the terms fatigue and laziness, and this may or may not be accurate, is that they are two very different things. I tend to think that fatigue is a physical state (ie. someone physically doesn't have the energy to do something, and this could be for a variety of reasons eg: low iron, low vitamin D, no sleep etc) whereas laziness is more of a mental state (ie. a person has the physical energy to do something but not the mental motivation). But yeah, in terms of how laziness develops and then how do we overcome this, this
  11. Thank you all for your responses and well wishes. Thanks so much for this link Ali Hussein and for your link Hameedah - very helpful. I have a couple of follow up questions arising from these links if anyone is able to shed some light. First, in the al-islam link it talks about feeding a newborn for the first time and states: The recommendation of other things like feeding the baby with rain water, warm water, dates and honey before anything else have also been mentioned in some traditions. Therefore, if possible, it is better to combine and mix honey, dates and some rain wate
  12. Salam all, I'm currently pregnant with my first child and she's due in just over a week, although it could really be any day now. I understand that upon the birth of a child it's recommended to recite the adhan in their right ear and iqamah in their left ear - is there a specific way in which this is meant to be done? Is it true that this should be done before the cord is cut? Also, are there any other rituals or duas or anything that are recommended to be conducted/recited upon the birth of a newborn? And are there any surahs or duas or anything that can be recited to help wit
  13. Happy belated birthday ! 

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