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Pregnant women going near water bodies

Fatwaa ID: 1744

Assalamu Alaikum
Is it harmful for pregnant woman to go near bodies of water (like beaches etc.) ? I’ve heard of people who believe that it’s bad because it’s possible to get attacked by bad jinns. If the woman just goes and sits far from the water with her husband, would that be ok?

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

The above is superstitious and untrue. There is no religious prohibition or harm for a pregnant woman in going near water bodies. She may go as close to the water as she wishes. She may even go in the water. In all cases, water or otherwise, she should protect herself from all forms of evil through the prescribed incantations, such as Ayatul Kursi, the Quls and the masnoon du’aas.

And Allaah Ta’aala knows best.
Mufti Muajul I. Chowdhury
Darul Iftaa New York

03/02/1445 AH – 09/18/2023 CE | AML1-8312

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