Do Lunar and Solar Eclipse Harm Pregnancy?

In the name of Allah Almighty, first of all, we have to know the meanings of Solar and Lunar Eclipse
Solar Eclipse:
When the moon comes in between the earth and the sun, the eclipse is called the solar eclipse. This can only happen when the Sun, Moon, and Earth are nearly aligned on a straight line.
Lunar Eclipse:
When the earth comes in between the moon and the sun, the eclipse is called a lunar eclipse. This can occur only when the Sun, Earth, and Moon are exactly or very closely aligned.

The people in the present and as well as in the past have baseless beliefs regarding the Eclipses, for example
1- It will harm the baby in the womb if the mother cuts something…
2- It happened because of the death of the great person
3- It happened because of the birth of a king or a leader
4- Warning of a natural disaster etc.

Now we will try to know what Islam says about the Eclipses. We quote some verses from the Quran and Authentic Hadith;

“Allah is He, who created the sun, the moon, and the stars –[all] governed by laws under His commandment.” (Quran 7:54)

“The sun eclipsed at the lifetime of Messenger (PBUH) on the day when (his son) Ibrahim died. So the people said that the sun had eclipsed because of the death of Ibrahim. Allah’s Apostle said, “The sun and the moon do not eclipse because of the death or life (i.e. birth) of someone. When you see the eclipse, pray and invoke Allah.”   (1) [Al-Bukhari]

In another narration:” so pray whenever you see them.” (2)  [Narrated by Muslim]
In a third narration: “when you see the eclipse, remember Allah and say Takbir (to say Allah Akbar), pray and give Sadaqa (charity).” (3) [Al-Bukhari]

Based on these authentic Hadiths we clearly came to know that there is nothing ill omen like it will harm the baby in the womb or a pregnant woman etc.
We Muslims follow Quran and Authentic Hadith as Allah Almighty says in the Glorious Quran that obey Allah obey Messenger (PBUH) so it is obligatory upon us to act like our beloved Prophet Mohammad (PBUH) has taught us at the time Eclipse;
1- To pray and invoke Allah
2 – To Remember Allah
3 – To give Sadaqa (charity)

Note: The danger of looking at the sun during the eclipse time:
We, especially children, mustn’t look at the sun with our naked eyes during the time of eclipse as that may cause permanent damages in eye retina and may lead to blindness because of infrared rays, these damages may appear after a period of time.


All Praises are due to Allah
Collected and written by
Amir Amin Lone
Admin: Academy Of Quran
Student: Muslim Students Board
04 January 2019
Zahida Qayoom Mir
Student: Muslim Students Board

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