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Laura El Alam

Laura El Alam embraced Islam in 2000 and is a wife and mother of five. She was previously a columnist for InFocus News and currently writes for SISTERS Magazine, AlJumuah and aboutislam. While the many demands of motherhood often make her head spin, she finds serenity in reading, writing, and of course, Islam.

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A Final Push for Frazzled Moms before the End of Ramadan

A Final Push for Frazzled Moms before the End of Ramadan

Ramadan is a month of challenge and striving.  We Muslims push ourselves to perform good deeds and acts of worship while displaying self control in the face of hunger, thirst, and fatigue. Twenty-four hours hardly seems enough time to accomplish enough each day, particularly for mothers whose duties never end. From early morning until late …

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Breastfeeding: The Crucial First Months

Breastfeeding: The Crucial First Months

If you are pregnant and planning to breastfeed or if you recently gave birth and are just starting on your nursing adventure, congratulations!  This article is for you, Insha’Allah. In the holy Qur’an, Allah SWT says,  “Mothers shall breastfeed their children for two whole years, for those who wish to complete the term.” (2:233) In His …

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