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Will You Continue Breastfeeding While Fasting?

Many mothers will make the choice to fast while breastfeeding during Ramadan. Even so many will still have concerns for themselves and for their infants. As Ramadan draws closer, I find the question most frequently asked on various mother and child support groups is, will I be able to fast and breastfeed my child? These …

My Job Is a Full-time Mother

My Job Is a Full-time Mother

British author, George Orwell, once said, “We have now sunk to a depth at which the restatement of the obvious is the first duty of intelligent men.” As true as this may have been during Orwell’s lifetime—he died in 1950—it seems even more so in our contemporary discussions about the importance of motherhood. Why is …

Home, Work, & Baby; My Life's Like a Factory

Home, Work, & Baby; My Life's Like a Factory

In this counseling answer: • You will need it to make the kind of change that you need in your life. • Your husband and the rest of the family can help a bit more towards a more sustainable family system that is beneficial for all. As-Salamu ‘Alaykum wa Rahmatullahi wa Barakatuh,  It is not surprising that …

Mom’s Survival Tips While Dad Is Away

You know it is coming soon, anticipation is in the air, it has been a while and your husband is just going to utter those dreaded words. “I have a business trip.” Here we go again. Have you ever wondered what it is like to be a single mother although you are not officially one? …

10 Reasons Why You Need a Doula at Your Next Labor

10 Reasons Why You Need a Doula at Your Next Labor

Labor and birth can be a daunting experience for most women whether it is a first time experience  or even a third baby delivery While giving birth is a natural process, most women are unaware of their capabilities and level of strength during labor. A doula is a well-trained professional who provides continuous support at …


Punished With Being Barren?

In this counseling answer: “You are not a bad person; instead, you are a person who has done bad things in her past and has since learned better ways. Many of the Companions of the Prophet came from pasts soiled with all kinds of terrible misdeeds; however, they came to Islam and to Allah and …

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 …

Unconditional Love

Where Is My Unconditional Love For Daughter?

In this counseling answer: “Ideally, we should see every act from our children as an opportunity for them to learn and grow. We may need to tell them 1,000 times not to do something that is harmful to them or not to be impolite to others, for example, but that is what it takes sometimes …


Stories of Muslim Women Who Had Abortions

With regards to Muslim women, there is almost no detailed information regarding their experiences with abortion. The sole study available online that focuses specifically on Muslim women is found through the official journal of the College of Family Physicians of Canada.

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