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Are there any particular instruction for pregnant ladies during lunar eclipse?


السَّلَامُ عَلَيْكُمْ‎‎
Is there any restrictions during lunar eclipse?
Are we advised to stay at home?
Any thing makruh or haram? Or mustahab?
Any particular instruction for pregnant ladies


Wa Alaykumussalam

Thank you for your query.

We do not have Ahadith regarding this matter that a pregnant woman shouldn’t go out while a lunar or solar eclipse. This thought used to be there in the olden days but Quran or Sunnah doesn’t support this ideology. Even staying at home is to prevent the usual loss and being careful.

It is wajib to pray Salat al-Ayaat in the case of the lunar or solar eclipse. For details please visit:

It is Makrooh to have intercourse at the time of solar or lunar eclipse(

Looking at the sun under normal circumstances will not always have an immediate adverse effect on our eyesight, but looking directly at the sun in some cases such as during an eclipse can lead to a loss of vision. So one has to be careful especially in the solar or lunar eclipse.

Current scientific research denies that lunar eclipses affect women during pregnancy, scientists certainly do acknowledge that moonlight affects human sleep [for example] and also that trillions of a special kind of particles called neutrinos, emanating from the sun, enter the human body and that when [some of them] are absorbed by the atoms in the body, those atoms are transmuted into new forms but also that this transmutation has no adverse effect on the human body or the fetus in a pregnant woman. 

The only consequence is that every few minutes a few atoms in your body are transmuted into a different isotope by absorbing a neutrino. This is an entirely harmless effect and would not harm you, or if you are pregnant, the developing fetus.

Solar or lunar eclipse are amongst the signs of Allah(swt), so we should remember Allah from these signs. Even the moon and the sun are amongst His signs. These things should make us get closer to Him.

May Allah(swt) grant you success


Syed Haider