Family Planning in the Legacy of Islam by A. Omran

By A. Omran

How has the Islamic view of marriage, relations formation and baby rearing built and tailored over the centuries? Is birth control simply authorized or actively inspired? The kin is the fundamental social unit of Islamic society. Even with no compelling inhabitants pressures, there was quandary with spacing and relations making plans. This e-book is the results of a huge study venture, amassing fourteen centuries (the 7th to the 20th) of perspectives on family members formation and making plans, as expressed through best Islamic theologians and jurists. The paintings has been mentioned and formed at every one level by way of a committee of Islamic specialists representing the vast majority of the Muslim countries.The publication presents a miles wanted resource of reference and should be of equivalent worth and curiosity to pros in well-being care and improvement paintings and to these operating within the educational disciplines of center East reports, faith and inhabitants stories.

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For, marriage keeps you from looking with lust at women and preserves you from promiscuity. But those who cannot, should take to fasting which is a means of tampering sexual desires. Agreed upon Imam al-Ghazali (d. AD1111) uses the interesting argument that as marriage can be postponed or bypassed altogether by some Muslims (which is legal) so can begetting children. 1 Age at marriage Age at marriage has biological, socio-cultural and demographic significance. Biologically, intercourse with very young wives (who are not physically mature) may lead to genital pain, lacerations and tears.

Of course she shares the sin equally with him since both of them ate the forbidden fruit. The first quotation dismisses Adam’s (and Eve’s) sin after they repented. Thus, no sin was transmitted to their progeny. Moses Four women figured predominantly in the life of Moses: his mother, his sister, the wife of the Pharoah (who raised him) and the daughter of Shoieb who later became his wife. An excerpt from the Qur’an reads And we sent this inspiration to the mother of Moses: ‘Suckle him, and when you fear for him, then cast him into the river and fear not nor grieve.

This is the reasoning used by the Prophet himself when he was asked about contraception. e. does it come under the meaning of the verse ‘Do not kill your children in fear of want’? Answer Prevention of pregnancy is neither a killing nor an abortion of a fetus, because the semen (nutfa) from which a fetus is created, is not in itself a human being. After the semen mingles with the woman’s ovum in the process of fertilization, a fetus is formed which, as we already indicated, would not become an ensouled creature (khalqan a’akhar) until after 120 days.

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