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Infertility and Islam

This is for my Muslim sisters. I spotted this post about infertility in Islam on Facebook by Imam Omar Suleiman. I spent many years feeling punished and that as a woman it was my fault. That was until I read

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Rumi’s rose garden

“That which God said to the rose, and caused it to laugh in full-blown beauty, He said to my heart, and made it a hundred times more beautiful.” – Rumi The photo was taken in Rumi’s rose garden in Konya. I

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Islamic dua (prayer) for infertility & conceiving

This post is written for Muslim women seeking duas for infertility. ‘The Pregnancy Guide for Muslim Women’ by Ummu Muawiya was sent to me by someone who meant well but she sent it at the worst time for me (just after

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Azam Ali’s ‘Eman (Faith)’- thank you.

(Note to BloggerKuwait – please read this post, I’m hoping you can help me translate the Arabic <3) “Never lose hope, my heart, miracles dwell in the invisible.” – Rumi On my way home from work today, I began thinking

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Hellllooooooo summer.

The sun is welcome. My soul needs warming. I was just reading how in Pre-Islamic Arabia, Al-lat was one of the main Goddesses. The Arabs worshipped her as the sun and on the site it quotes that “we have a

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Restless nights & the moon

There are nights when I look at the moon and talk to God. Especially when it’s a full moon and it’s hard to ignore the beautiful sphere illuminating the night sky. When my grandma faced secondary infertility, she would bathe

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On being a Muslim woman and facing infertility. I read this and I thought wow. Every word Farzana wrote, I could relate to. I am so thankful she shared her story.

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fortune tellers

http://www.glowinthewoods.com/home/2012/11/15/fortune-tellers.html As shared on Stirrup Queens Glow in the Woods has a post by Still Life with Circles about visiting fortune tellers.  It begins: “I root for each fortune teller I meet.  Say her name. Lucy. Lucia. Say it. Mention her.”  It is about

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My very own Eat.Pray.Love in Istanbul

Just as clay needs to go through intense heat to become strong, Love can only be perfected in pain. – Elif Shafak I came to Turkey to breathe and get some much needed Vitamin D. I try to travel as

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Patience & Infertility

After years of going through this and playing the waiting game, it’s hard to see ahead and to keep believing. This rule of love from the Sufis stood out to me. The storms are here for a reason, even if

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Oh, what a power is motherhood, possessing
A potent spell. All women alike
Fight fiercely for a child.

~ Euripides, Iphigenia in Aulis, c. 405 B.C.

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