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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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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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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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Infertility & Men: Notes my husband showed me

My husband doesn’t write about how he’s feeling. Not since he wrote a diary 10 years about his trip to Egypt which he then shared with his friends proudly. Only for us (his supposed friends) to snicker at how terrible

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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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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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Seeking God.

Each time I try to write a new blog post, the words just won’t come. It is said to be Laylat al-Qadr tonight – the night of destiny. It’s believed that on this holy night God writes what is in

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Did you put a timer on when you’d have your first child?

Seven years ago I told my two bestfriends from Uni, that I’d be pregnant at their weddings. I remember the exact moment I said it and I’m surprised that the universe didn’t capture it and put it into motion. I

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Posted in Emotions + Coping, Religion + Spiritual

Oh mum.

Overheard my mum telling the molbi (holy man) to pray for me because I’m barren. His reply ‘Oh she doesn’t have children?’ Awkward. Just died inside.

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Nightmares about baby stuff & being barren

I need to scribble down my dreams (nightmares) somewhere. Forgetting to feed the baby/twins Had this dream twice- once with a single baby and once with twins where I forgot to feed one. I took it to mean I need

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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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