Rewards of Pregnancy in Islam - NikahExplorer
A Muslim woman’s pregnancy and giving birth to a child is one of the ways to fulfill the Islamic Shari’ah. Bearing a child for nine months in the womb and then bringing that child into this world is an act which is very dear to Allah. A Muslim woman must keep this thing in mind during pregnancy that the child she is carrying should be the one who will increase the progeny of Muslims who believe in one God and who are the followers of Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H).
A Muslim woman should focus on the psychological upbringing and mental development of a child. If a woman raises a child religiously committed and morally good then she will have a great reward for that. Such a child who is brought up in a very conscious rearing practice by his/her mother, he/she will become an ongoing charity for his/her mother even after her death. This conscious upbringing can leads to so many benefits.
If a woman bears a pain and difficulty during pregnancy and if she deals it with patience for the sake of Allah, that woman will get a lot of advantages. Even when a woman dies in during pregnancy or childbirth, she will be considered as a martyr. The messenger of Allah Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) said,
“The woman who dies in pregnancy or childbirth is a martyr. She dies with something inside (the child), not separated”. [Abu Dawood, 3111]
For Mothers, Islam has given a great status and respect. Allah says in Surah Luqman, verse 14:
“His mother carried him through weakness upon weakness”.
The above verse shows that a mother bears a lot during a child in her womb and she do a lot more after bringing the child into the world. Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) said:
“Paradise is under the feet of the mother”. [Mustadrak al-Wasail, vol.15, pg. 180]
Once the Prophet Mohammad (P.B.U.H) was asked:
Which of the parents has the highest status? He replied, “The one who kept you nine months between her two sides (stomach), and then brought you in this world and gave you milk from her breasts”. [Mustadrak al-Wasail, vol. 2, pg. 628]
The above verses and hadiths show that Islam values a lot to the woman’s efforts of carrying a child. It’s a difficult time but there is much reward for the pregnant woman. The intention and focus of a woman must be on developing her child a good Muslim and a good person that can contribute in the humanity and religion Islam.