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Pain and suffering in childbirth

Note: Initially I wanted to publish this post prior to me going into labor, however, while editing it I started having the contractions that ended bringing my daughter Ayah, earth side, exactly on her due date. Today, I’m publishing this post in its original version, because even after experiencing labor, I still hold to my… Continue reading Pain and suffering in childbirth

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A reminder for future parents

The thing that amazes me the most about the Holy Quran is that it contains objective truths that can speak to every mind, and at the same time it talks to the heart of the reader and sheds a new light about certain situations or emotions the reader is dealing with. The Holy Quran gives… Continue reading A reminder for future parents

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A Key to thriving during pregnancy

It may seem like pregnancy is a mess, like it’s all over the place with all its hormonal unbalance, morning sickness, clumsiness, mood swings, heartburn, fatigue and pain. It is extremely hard to predict how our pregnancy is going to unfold, what will be the next symptom we are likely to feel and how to… Continue reading A Key to thriving during pregnancy

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Two forgotten facts while preparing for a baby

Alhmadulellah, I’m 24 weeks pregnant! And ever since I’ve found out, I’ve been devouring every pregnancy guide/app/video that I could find. With all this research I found little to no Islamic guide for this miraculous journey, and I felt like I couldn’t be the only one struggling with this. So I set a goal to… Continue reading Two forgotten facts while preparing for a baby

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Why we shouldn’t use the term “Islamic terrorism”

I recently read a bizarre article discussing the issue of refusing(!) to call recent terror attacks in Paris, USA, Africa and the Middle East: “Islamic terrorism” by political world leaders. The article raised two main points: Behind not calling the recent terror attacks “Islamic terrorism”, there’s half-a-century of academic narcissism which is the result of… Continue reading Why we shouldn’t use the term “Islamic terrorism”

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Hijab – between east and west

February 1st marks International Hijab Day, a day to raise awareness for the practice of covering the hair by Muslim women. Initially I intended to write my first blog post on that date but hey, as a practicing Muslim woman wearing the Hijab, my Hijab day is every day. 🙂 Hijab is looked at as… Continue reading Hijab – between east and west