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baby

Your Baby and the Power of Touch

I remember when my niece was born some fifteen years ago and I was exposed to the age-old tradition of infant massage. My mother religiously went every morning to bathe her granddaughter and massage her the way she had learned from her mother-in-law. As an inquisitive young adult, I was fascinated by this and made …

abortion

Sometimes Islam Says Yes to Abortion

Editor’s Note: In the first part of this series, the writer explained the meaning of abortion and highlighted the various attitudes towards it in many countries around the world . In this part, she explains the rulings related to abortion according to Islamic law Juristic Permission for Abortion What constitutes ‘legitimate reason’ for an abortion, whether in the …

Unconditional Love

Where Is My Unconditional Love For Daughter?

As-salamu `alaykum, Your question was a little difficult to understand but I will do my best to respond, in sha’ Allah. From your question, it sounds that you are concerned because you find yourself with stronger feelings of love toward your younger child than your older child. You don’t like this and you want to …

Mother

Busy Mother Doing Nothing

As-salamu `alaykum sister. Al-hamdu lillah that you have recognized your lifestyle to be a problem. At the end of the day, all and nothing is displayed on the T.V. screen stealing away your valued participation in life. One can only take a guess as to how this has come about as there is not enough …

mom

Mom for the First Time

Lying on the beach, taking a sunbath, and enjoying the view of the turquoise sea and the clear blue sky, I lay relaxed as the breeze moves through my lounge while I read a romantic novel. Suddenly, I hear yelling and screaming. I get out of bed at 3:00 am, and reach out to my …

Stressed

Stressed Out and Insecure Mother, What To Do?

As-salamu `alaykum, dear sister Sara. In your question, you brought up different areas of concern. The main points I see are your relationship with Allah, with your children, with your husband, with your parents, with others in your community, and with yourself. Your concerns are very important but they are not impossible to change for …

Mom’s Survival Tips While Dad Is Away

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? …

childbirth

A Male Doctor Reflects on Maternity and Childbirth

As a Medical student I was placed in the Obstetrics and Gynecology department for about 7 weeks. Part of that was spending a week doing night shifts in the Maternity Ward of our teaching hospital. This turned out to be one of the most spiritually enriching times in my life. I have often read the …

Childbirths

Traumatic Childbirths: Where Do We Go Wrong?

Read part one Mother who come out of traumatic childbirths often experience depression, but there is a greater evil to this dimension of emotions. As a Childbirth Educator and Birth Advocate, I’ve met mothers who: – Are unable to connect to their babies, and this problem can become prolonged to the point they build extremely …



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