What do the scholars of the Din and muftis of the Sacred Law state regarding the following issue: during childbirth is it permissible to listen to na’at (poetry in praise of the Messenger of Allah)? Also, tell me of such litanies that when recited will lessen the pain of labour and make childbirth easy.

Questioner: A sister from UK


بسم اللہ الرحمن الرحیم
الجواب بعون الملک الوھاب اللھم ھدایۃ الحق والصواب

There is no harm in listening to na’at at that time [during child birth]. The verses;

بِسْمِ اللہِ الرَّحْمٰنِ الرَّحِیْم

  • اِذَا السَّمَآءُ انۡشَقَّتْ
  • وَ اَذِنَتْ لِرَبِّہَا وَ حُقَّتْ
  • وَ اِذَا الْاَرْضُ مُدَّتْ
  • وَ اَلْقَتْ مَا فِیۡہَا وَ تَخَلَّتْ

[Surah Al-Inshiqaq, verses 1-4]

…should be written on a piece of paper, then wrapped in a piece of cloth and tied to the woman’s left arm. Or recite [the above verses] seven times upon water for the woman to drink. You can do both of these; with these childbirth will become easy.

واللہ تعالی اعلم ورسولہ اعلم صلی اللہ علیہ وآلہ وسلم
کتبہ ابو الحسن محمد قاسم ضیاء قادری

Answered by Mufti Qasim Zia al-Qadri

Translated by Abu Zayn

Read the original answer in Urdu here – [Q-ID0362] Can I listen to naatnasheeds during child birth?

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[Q-ID0618] Is it obligatory to listen to recorded audio of the Qur’an or Adhaan?

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