The Loss of My Infant Child

18 October, 2020
Q It is said that Allah grants our prayers when it's associated with our kids. In my case, I prayed and prayed that my son would be healthy while he was in my womb after finding out that my child had a severe heart defect.

My son passed away 15 days later from the time I gave birth. His heart just kept getting worse and worse. Why didn't Allah grant my prayers? Why did Allah take my child knowing I loved him so much?

And when everyone says he shall reward me with something better, what can be better than the life of my child? Please help. I'm grieving here.


In this counseling video:

The rewards of all you have endured are with Allah.

One of the biggest trials for a person to go through is to lose a child.

Things may seem difficult for now, but it will get easier in time.

Be patient with yourself and allow yourself the time it takes to grieve.

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About Hannah Morris
Hannah Morris is a mum of 4 and she currently works as Counsellor and Instructor of BSc. Psychology at the Islamic Online University (IOU). She obtained her MA degree in Psychology and has over 10 years of experience working in health and social care settings in the UK, USA, and Ireland. Check out her personal Facebook page, ActiveMindCare, that promotes psychological well-being in the Ummah. (