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Homebirth: The Spiritual Birth

I walk into the home of a laboring Muslimah…As she paces back and forth, looking for a way to cope with the sensations of labor, she realizes that there is no way out except to give birth. It is that moment that I get to remind her of this hadith: Narrated ‘Aisha: (the wife of the Prophet) Allah’s Apostle said, “No calamity befalls a Muslim but that Allah expiates some of his sins because of it, even if it were the prick he receives from a thorn.” -Sahih Al Bukhari I gently remind the laboring mama that her body was meant for this, by Allah’s Permission. No burden is...

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5 Community Minded Actions

[fullwidth background_color=”” background_image=”” background_parallax=”none” enable_mobile=”no” parallax_speed=”0.3″ background_repeat=”no-repeat” background_position=”left top” video_url=”” video_aspect_ratio=”16:9″ video_webm=”” video_mp4=”” video_ogv=”” video_preview_image=”” overlay_color=”” overlay_opacity=”0.5″ video_mute=”yes” video_loop=”yes” fade=”no” border_size=”0px” border_color=”” border_style=”” padding_top=”20px” padding_bottom=”20px” padding_left=”0px” padding_right=”0px” hundred_percent=”no” equal_height_columns=”no” hide_on_mobile=”no” menu_anchor=”” class=”” id=””][fusion_text]By Author Umm Juwayriyah Now more than ever it is important for Muslim parents to create open dialogue with their children and teens about what is happening in the world around them and especially in their own communities as well. With Islamophobia at an all-time high, it is very likely that one of our children will be confronted with some form of discrimination or just feel burdened, overwhelmed, or depressed...

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Family Warfare: Picking Your Battles

There is an old adage stating, “It takes a village to raise a child.” While true, we forget about that which is needed to raise the village. Healthy resources, originating from balanced and loving marriages and families, are required for the village to flourish. An unbalanced and depleted villages lacks resources and becomes an emotional desert and leaves its inhabitants parched and depleted. We can’t exist this way. Yet, on many levels, we try to do so. We call it “making do”! This intense level of excessive shortcuts has caused our communities to be lackluster. Ways exist to combat...

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Introduction to Nutritional Medicine

    “Then let man look at his food (how we provide it). For we pour water in abundance. And we split the earth in fragments. And produce therein corn. And grapes and nutritious plants. And olives and dates. And enclosed Gardens dense with lofty trees and Fruits and Fodder.” The Holy Qur’an 80:24-31.   Taking the steps to heal yourself with the foods that nature has placed for you at your disposal is a God given right that many of us need to make more use of. While current and modern methods of modern medicine have allowed us...

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