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INFERTILITY

INFERTILITY by Nasreen Ebrahim-Sardiwalla *Nasreen is a Clinical Psychologist based in Durban, South Africa So many women and couples have a dream of falling pregnant. For some this dream becomes a reality, not once, but many a time. For others, sadly this is not the case as there are factors …

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Pregnancy

Pregnancy by Moulana Moosa ibn Ahmad Olgar, extract: Upbringing of Children After some time has elapsed, the couple desire that Allah Taa’la bless them with a child and thus through marital consummation Allah Taa’la grants their wish. The first stage that follows is that of pregnancy. A person should not …

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The Family Way: Ten Tips For Expecting Muslims

The Family Way: Ten Tips For Expecting Muslims Posted by Sadaf Farooqi بسم اللّٰہ الرحمٰن الرحیم The exciting news has barely seeped in that the overjoyed Muslim couple starts planning and preparing for the imminent arrival of its new bundle of joy. Although the level of nervousness, excitement and anticipation …

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Bittersweet: A Spiritual Perspective on Special Needs Parenting

Bittersweet: A Spiritual Perspective on Special Needs Parenting I’ve tried several times to begin this article and this is my third attempt. I’m supposed to be writing about special needs parenting from an Islamic/Muslim/Spiritual point of view, and the challenge is finding a balance between the bitter and the sweet. …

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Feeding time is bonding time

Feeding time is bonding time By Sumayyah Motala The Quran says, “The mothers shall give suck to their offspring for two whole years, if the father desires to complete the term. But he shall bear the cost of their food and clothing on equitable terms. No soul shall have a …

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My Dear Sister, Submit. For Your Baby’s Sake.

My Dear Sister, Submit. For Your Baby’s Sake. Hebah Ahmed Disclaimer: This article is written for women who do not have the sole responsibility of supporting their families and are financially able to implement the advice contained within. On TV and in movies, motherhood is about excitement, happiness, and pride. …

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ADOLESCENCE: TURMOIL OR TRANSITION

ADOLESCENCE: TURMOIL OR TRANSITION The stage of adolescence is often seen as a time of turmoil and distress for both the teenagers and their parents. Parents worry about what kind of friends their teen will have, whether or not they will do well in school and decide to pursue their …

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Why Women Are So Special.

Why Women Are So Special. Mum and Dad were talking at night when Mum said, “I’m tired, and it’s getting late. I think I’ll go to bed.” She went to the kitchen to make sandwiches for the next day’s lunches. Rinsed out the popcorn bowls, took meat out of the …

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Staying Motivated in Your Third Trimester

FOR many women, whatever energy they’ve had throughout pregnancy gets zapped right out of them when their third trimester arrives, especially during the final 9th month. And it makes total sense. It’s in the third trimester that our babies-to-be grow the majority of their body weight, packing on about an …

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What’s Ramadan without the Fast?

MY first Ramadan as a mom, I wasn’t able to fast. I was still in post-partum recovery and nursing my son full-time sent my normally borderline iron levels into an all-time low, compounding the negative side effects of my anemia. I couldn’t get past a couple of hours without food …

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