Reciting Surah Maryam during pregnancy

Q: I am one month away from giving birth. Does Surah Maryam help to ease labour? What else can I read for a healthy baby, easy labour and at time of labour? Also have been told to eat a lot of dates. Please advise if there is any truth to Surah Maryam recitation and eating dates.



  1. You may recite Surah Maryam. This is not a Hadith, however its benefit is proven through experience. 
  2. You may eat dates.
  3. Refrain from all types of sin and be punctual on Salaah. Safeguard yourself from doubtful areas, doubtful company and doubtful food. Recite Surah Yaseen Shareef and Durood Shareef in abundance and in a sweet and audible tone so that these mubaarak words are heard by the child in the womb. Similarly, make dua to Allah Ta’ala to grant you pious offspring.

And Allah Ta'ala (الله تعالى) knows best.


Answered by:

Mufti Zakaria Makada

Checked & Approved:

Mufti Ebrahim Salejee (Isipingo Beach)