After some time has elapsed, the couple desire that Allah Almighty bless them with a child and thus through marital consummation Allah Almighty grants their wish. The first stage that follows is that of pregnancy. A person should not be ashamed of being pregnant or treat it as a big burden, as there are many beautiful virtues and rewards of pregnancy in Islam. Islam being a religion of justice can never neglect rewards of pregnancy, as  its a much difficult time period of a woman’s life.

Virtues for being Pregnant

Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:

“Paradise is under the feet of the mother.” [Mustadrak al-Wasāil, vol. 15, pg. 180]

Difficulties borne by mothers

As for mothers, Islam has made for them a beautiful world, in which everyone must respect and revere them. Allah recognizes and mentions the difficulties borne by mothers:

“His mother carried him through weakness upon weakness.” [Surat Luqmān, Verse 14]

Which of the parents have a higher status?

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) was asked:

“Which of the parents have a higher status?” He replied, “The one who for nine months kept you between her two sides (stomach), and then brought you into this world and gave you milk from her breasts.” [Mustadrak al-Wasāil, vol. 2, pg. 628]

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Reward from the time of pregnancy until birth and breastfeeding

The Prophet (Peace be upon him) said:

“The reward of a woman, from the time of pregnancy until birth and breastfeeding, is the same as the reward of one on the path of Allah, and if a woman leaves this world during that time because of the hardship and pains of birth, she has the reward of a martyr.” [Makarim al-Akhlāq, pg. 238]

If: On leaving the world because of labor

Narrated from Imām as-Sādiq (as):

“Any time a woman leaves this world because of labor pains, on the Day of Judgement, Allāh  will raise her from the grave pure and without an account (of sins), because such a woman has given her life due to the  hardship and pain  of labor .” [Bihār al-Anwār, vol. 101, pg. 108]

Whole period of pregnancy

Narrated from Imām as-Sādiq (as):

“Every time a woman becomes pregnant, during the whole period of pregnancy she has the status of one who fasts, one who worships during the night, and one who fights for Allah with her life and possessions. And when she is giving birth, Allah grants her so much reward that nobody knows its limit because of its greatness. And when she is giving milk to her child, for every suck of the child, Allah gives her the reward of freeing a slave from the children of Ismā’īl, and when the period of breastfeeding the child is finished, one of the great angels of Allah taps her side and says: “Start your deeds afresh, for Allah has forgiven all your minor sins.” [al-Kāfī, vol. 5, pg. 496]

The above traditions should give hope to pregnant women, who inevitably will face one difficulty or another during this time. At times of difficulty, one should know that Allah has provided women with both the capability and the desire to bear children.

Patience of 10 men during pregnancy

Imam as-Sadiq (as) narrates:

“Allah has given every woman the patience of 10 men, and during pregnancy Allah grants her the ability of 10 more men.” [Mustadrak al-Wasāil, vol. 10, pg. 46]

So muslim sister, do not get tired, as islam values your effort. Though its a difficult time but much rewards of Pregnancy are awaiting for you. Your focus must be on brought up of your coming child on perfect islamic values, and leave the rest on ALLAH. HE the exalted, WHO has put a life in your baby, would surely lead a safe way out IN SHA ALLAH. Cherish your blessings, not every one is blessed with this opportunity of being mother of a muslim baby 🙂

Sources: www.haqislam.org, www.al-islam.org

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22 Responses to What Are The Rewards of Pregnancy In Islam?

  1. rizwana says:

    i was wondering during pregnancy when you make dua? do they be accepted quickly ? and also if you making any dua during giving birth does it come true?

  2. Sidra Kaukab says:

    Rizwana Sister! Yes Masha’a Allah the perks of being a Muslimah! Alhumdulillah. 🙂

  3. tigerlilly says:

    I make a lot of prayer for myself and my baby….im 8 months pregnant do u think allah is really very near me and listening to me bec im bringing this baby to this world in some very unfavourable conditions and my life is akready in a big mess…..I just dont know how ill cope with the baby

  4. Amna Farooq says:

    @tigerlilly
    may ALLAH bless you and your baby ! do not be worried, every thing will be fine in sha ALLAH. keep your trust on ALLAH 🙂 keep visiting us.

  5. helen says:

    Alhamdulillah.. Allah is great.

  6. Amna Farooq says:

    @helen
    indeed ! ALLAH is the greatest !
    keep visiting us.

  7. Soraya says:

    I am being treated like a slave and a dog from husband to my inlaws (i live with them) they accuse me with lies n threatens me, 1 of my brother in law theartend to hit me n my mother in law sided with him. Im 4 months pregnant n they do stuff like that with me. I feel so alone n they call themselfs muslim when they treat me like that. I felt so misreable that on that night i dreamt that i die giving birth. I said inshallah to that. Is it a sin to ask God for my death during this pregnancy?

  8. Amna Farooq says:

    @soraya
    Dear sister soraya!
    the only ting i would recommend you is to stay hopeful. You will be giving birth to a new life very soon in shaa ALLAH. may be things are not good right now, but that new life has not to be blamed. why do not you contact your parents? or some one from your family and get some help ? there can be many ways out. you life is not so cheap that you or some one else can end it so easily. never ever try to think about suicide !
    you have to live for your self and your baby. seek some help from your family or law enforcement agencies.
    may ALLAH lessen your burdens. ameen.
    keep visiting us.

  9. K says:

    I have a lot of anxiety, and believe I have tokophobia, which is a fear of being pregnant. I do want to have children, but I feel like I can’t imagine having something growing inside me, it scares me. I am trying to find help through islam . What do you suggest?

  10. Amna Farooq says:

    @k
    thats natural, since you have not experienced it before. fear of some thing new is very natural. just believe in your self and let every thing go the natural way. you would find it mesmerizing experience in sha ALLAH 🙂 trust your self and ALLAH 🙂
    good luck, keep visiting us.

  11. Soraya says:

    Hi is it true that the door of paradis is open for the the woman during delivery? And during her contactions n delivery anything she asks Allah swt for something he grants her wishes?

  12. Jehane says:

    I’m almost six months pregnant , and the pain is constant for almost three months now , when Dua is made for the pain to go does Allah swt accept and grant the Dua for a pregnant woman with patience that the pain will go

  13. Jehane says:

    I’m almost six months pregnant , and the pain is constant for almost three months now , when Dua is made for the pain to go does Allah swt accept and grant the Dua for a pregnant woman with patience that the pain will go

  14. jameela Muhammad says:

    Please help me,I have a very long labour during delivery of 33 hours,what prayer can I stick to, iam even afraid of not to give birth again, I have 3 kids but my husband needs 5 . somebody out there help advice please

  15. Samiya says:

    I have been blessed with 3 children Alhamdulillah. 2 boys and 1 girl. During pregnancy i suffer from severe pelvic problems meaning im on crutches for at least 6 months and i also get gestational diabetes.
    Despite all this my husband still is insisting on another child. We are both 38 and happily married Alhamdulillah. Have just done Hajj and are settled in life. I have tried explaining that i have no help at all and its is so so difficult for me. I cant even change my clothes or go to the toilet myself in the last trimester.
    What can i do?

  16. Aisha says:

    Aoa I wanted some answers due to the pain I am going through because of my husband my my mother in law. I am 8 months pregnant and my husband fights and leaves the house. I don’t have anyone to look after me in this time of line.. how should I encourage my self to be alone and go through this hardship

  17. Bintu says:

    Asalaamu Aliekum, I was wondering, could one reap the wonderful rewards and benifits of being pregnant if one is pregnant out of wedlock?

  18. Amna Farooq says:

    @Aisha !
    congratulations on becoming a mother 🙂
    your strength is ALLAH ! and he is not fighting with you, nor leaving home 🙂 more over, for a good companionship in world, ALLAH is soon going to bless you with baby. husbands do fight all over the world, but not every lady gets married and then gets children all over the world ! right ? be happy 🙂 focus on your child 🙂
    keep visiting us.

  19. Amna Farooq says:

    @bintu
    wa alikum salaam
    No dear, getting pregnant out of wedlock or nikaah is not permissible in islam. any one who did so, should repent deeply and seek refuge from ALLAH subhana hu wa tala.

  20. Aysha says:

    Mashallah. I feel Allah has blessed all the mothers the highest reward. Nobody can express this feeling this blessing is more then gold, car, good husband everything in this world. I am 2 month pregnant now. Before i got pregnant I cried to Allah every month why I dont have a child. One day I stop cry and I pray Ya Allah! you are the best planner we cannot do anything without you and I will never complain you give me a child or not. That month I said this and I am pregnant. How wonderful Allah is. Now I vomit everyday I am working night shift I go to wash room i vomit and I come back and work. But I am the most happiest woman in this world I can do all suffering for my baby. I more difficult thing I face I think this is opportunities for me to show my baby how much I love him/her.

  21. Sims says:

    Salaams, I have been trying to find hadith to support the claim that the duas of the breastfeeding mother are accepted. However I cannot find any. Could you provide some proof please. Jazak Allah khair.

  22. ULatif says:

    Walaikum Assalam,

    Sister we focus on Quran reading and learning. However at this point we will not be able to advice anything specific for the purpose you are asking.
    Please consult the applicable books according to the Hadees shareef.

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