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Husband and mother present during birth

Fatwaa ID: 818

Question:
Assalaam alikum. Is it permissible for the husband and/or the mother to be present in the operating room when giving birth for moral support?

Answer:
In the Name of Allaah, the Most Gracious, the Most Merciful.
As-salaamu ‘alaykum wa-rahmatullaahi wa-barakaatuh.

  1. It is permissible for the husband to be present during labor/birth for moral support.
  2. It is permissible for the mother to be present during birth for moral support. However, she must ensure that she does not look at the ‘awrah of her daughter.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York
https://askthemufti.us/

08/18/1444 AH – 03/10/2023 CE | AML1-7275

وصل اللهم وسلم وبارك على سيدنا محمد وعلى ءاله وصحبه أجمعين

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