Fertilility:
Conception and Contraception

A handbook for the Muslim Family

By Soumy Ana

http://www.ummah.net/islam/taqwapalace

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Disclaimer Sexual Issues and theMuslim mind

Sexual Education(Western ideas, Sex in th emind of
Muslims, stages of larning about sex)
Some opinions about Islamic sexuality
Intercourse and Morality (puberty, prevention of adultery,
the wedding night, times of intercourse, usts of intercourse)
Islam and the way to improve libido

Fertility

How much do you know about fertility? (Quiz)
Fertility vitamins
Causes for male / female infertility
Herbs to avoid in men trying to conceive
What may help impotency?
Some maybe overlooked causes of infertility (chemicals,
pollutants, hormones, nutrition, overweight, other)

Aromatherapy
Plants that promote fertility (men / women)

Table of plants related to In/Fertility (emmenagogues, abortificants, uterine tonics, plants with antifertility actions, plants that inhibit sperm motility)

Fertility and trying to Conceive

Fertility in the Noble Qur’an Determining Ovulation Temperature and Cervix fluid/position chart

Contraception

Contraception and Islam An history of the World’s contraceptives Some male modern contraceptives Herbal contraceptives and implantation inhibitors

Quick reference to Latin / English name of plants

Disclaimer:

1) All information in this book has been made available in order to help you take consciousness of all the factors that affect infertility, fertility, sexual life and health in general. It does not intend to replace a medical advice!

2) You should test for all the causes that may affect you and your health before you look for more drastic cures such as surgery or chemicals. Allaah has promised us that there is a cure for everything, exept old age and death, so one can find it if s/he looks long enough and hard enough.

3) Drug therapy has become the concern of many people. Among the reasons are the following:

A. Most drug therapy must be closely monitored and carefully dosed. This dose may have to be altered frequently due to the nature of the particular disease process or other concomitant ones the patient may have. Often enough doses are augmented in order not to cure but to mask the suffereings of the patient.

B. Since chemicals and synthetic products are used, toxic effects often occur. Often one has to weigh the advantages of drug use against the side effects and the choice is not always clear.

C. Therapeutic drugs are usually very expensive.

D. The decision to use drug prescriptions depends greatly on the disease process. Acute, life-threatening diseases usually require it, however, for chronic, non-curable diseases (such as arthritis) the necessity of drugs is more subjective. Often doctors over-prescribe medicines in order not to lose their clients. The psychologic makeup of the patient plays a large role in the decision to use a drug. See

the use of placebos in conventional medicine.

4) Other alternative methods are available to go with herbs, nutrients and aromas, and they have proved efficient too; this include breathing techniques, massage, acupuncture, shiatsu, yoga, homeopathy, herbal medicine, and for Muslims in particlular: special Du’as, Zamzam, cupping (a cure for all diseases as rlated in on Haadith), eating or dietary habits, prayers, reciting Qur’aan, etc. There are literally hundreds of types of unconventional medicines that cure or prevent diseases. An unconventional medicine is any type of therapy that is different from traditional medicine in the way that it focuses on a patient’s mind, body, and inner energy, to aid in healing. Some, use magic charms (in a certain Haadith, Islam teach us that charms and amulets are Haram because they do not cure but just get rid of the Shaytan), colour therapy, sound therapy, and juice therapy, in which natural juices are used as tonic therapies, flower therapy, nutritional therapy, hydrotherapy, imagery, hypnosis, reflexology, aromatherapy, physiotherapy, naturopathy, naprapathy, allopathy, osteopathy, preventive Medicine, Hakim’s medicine (inherited therapies), music therapy, Ayurveda, detoxification therapies, Qigong, Taiji, and so on and so forth.

5) Some ahadith related to natural medicines in Islam:

Allah t'ala tells us in Surah An'am, verse 17: "If God touch thee

with affliction, none can remoe it but He;" (VIII: 7) And, once again, in Surah Bani Isra'il, this idea is even

made more clear: "We send down (stage by stage) in the

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