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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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Healing in Istanbul.

My mind has been in a state of chaos. In August I distracted myself by doing things that make me happy. Things such as eating a crazy amount of cake, staying up late, drinking tea, being a social butterfly and

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Posted in Emotions + Coping, Religion + Spiritual

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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Infertility: The moment your sister falls pregnant before you

I responded to ScaredNot2FollowHim about coping when you find out your sister is pregnant before you. I ended up writing an essay of a response but I hope it helps someone and shows the happy light lovely good side of

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Posted in Emotions + Coping, Gah!, Relationships + Family

Quote #1

“I think God meant for me to build a thirst for a child
so strong and deep that when the baby is finally placed in my arms, it will
be the longest, coolest most refreshing drink I have ever known.”


Full post can be read here on Dreaming of Motherhood:

“Don’t tell me what God meant when he handed me infertility, I already know.” ~Anon

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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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