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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answer updated 3 months ago

There are thousands of books on Imam Ali (AS) in many languages and I doubt that you have time to read all of them, but you can read Nahjul Balagha (having some of his sayings and sermons and letters) which is available in many languages including English and try to follow the teachings of Imam Ali (AS). That will change your life to a real successful life.

More information can be found in books like Biharul Anwaar, Volume 31and Kitab al-Irshad by al-Mufeed and Imam Ali from Mahd Ila  Al-Lahd by late Sayed Kadhim al-Qazwini and many other books.

Wassalam.

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Sayyed Mohammad Al-Musawi, Sayyed Mohammad al-Musawi is originally from Iraq and heads up the World Ahlul Bayt Islamic League in London. Other than being involved in various humanitarian projects, he frequently responds to... Answered 10 months ago
It is permissible to have birth control measures as far as the effect of it is temporary. Birth control measures becomes not allowed when it's effect is permanent. Birth control should not kill a zygote which has been already formed. Preventing the formation of the zygote is allowed, but if the zygote has been formed by the unity of the male sperm with the female egg, then it will be not permissible to kill it or abort it.
Wassalam.

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Zaid Alsalami, Shaykh Dr Zaid Alsalami is an Iraqi born scholar, raised in Australia. He obtained a BA from Al-Mustafa University, Qom, and an MA from the Islamic College in London. He also obtained a PhD from... Answered 2 years ago

Bismihi ta'ala

When a mother gives birth, she will have some post-natal bleeding. In our fiqh this is called Nifas. The rulings of Nifas is similar to the rulings of Haydh, or menstrual cycle, in which a woman does not pray, or fast, and also sexual relation is prohibited. Once her 'iddah period finishes, she prays and performs everything else that she was exempted from doing during that period, including sexual relation with spouse. 

The 'iddah period for Nifas has a minimum and a maximum. The minimum is as much as she sees Nifas blood, and the maximum is 10 days. 

So, it would depend on how long she has her post-natal bleeding.

On a side note, the new mother is of course overburdened with not only just giving birth, but also healing and resting, and taking care of the newborn. Therefore, it is very important for a husband to observe these issues and be considerate and try to help as much as possible. 

With prayers for your success.