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  • Vomiting when Breaking the Fast

    Question: I have no problem fasting. However, as soon as I break my fast and eat or drink anything, I feel uneasy and start vomiting. I have consulted many physicians and have taken different ulcer medications, but to no avail. What can I do? Answer: Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, respected sister Salmin. You must consult an internal medicine doctor.. More

  • Gallstone Removal and the Ability to Fast

    Question: I have suffered from gallstones for twenty years and then had them removed a few months ago. Will I be able to fast like normal people? Answer: Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, honorable sister. You have not mentioned in your question where exactly this gallstone was in your body so that we may properly answer you. However, regardless of where.. More

  • Sisters! Start stepping it up

    By: Michelle Al-Nasr Allah Almighty Says what means: “What comes to you of good is from Allah, but what comes to you of evil, is from yourself.” [Quran 4: 79] For some reason, women’s health is a topic rarely talked about in our communities. Sure, we talk about menstruation and pregnancy... However, we do not bear a lot of discussions.. More

  • Gases While Fasting

    Question: I suffer from excessive gas, and they increase when I fast. What could be the problem, and how do I treat it? Answer: Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, Many different things could lead to the increase of gases. One of which is having irritable bowel syndrome, which is a common problem that is not due to a specific organic defect or malfunction... More

  • A Bad Odor from the Mouth While Fasting

    Question: Since last winter, I have gotten myself into the habit of fasting every Monday and Thursday, acting upon the Sunnah of the Prophet, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, and I thank Allah for this great blessing. However, many people criticize me because of an extremely bad odor that emanates from my mouth whenever I fast, despite me brushing.. More

  • Tips on regaining body (and spirit) after motherhood

    By Nasiha Ahmed Few will dispute the blessings of motherhood. Those who are fortunate enough to actually spend some time at home with their children before returning to work will tell you that they loved witnessing the milestones - first smiles, first steps, first day of school. Those that did have to return to work at some point might share with you.. More

  • Normal Blood Sugar Levels While Fasting

    Question: Once while I was fasting, I had my blood sugar level checked and it was 120. Then I started to reduce my sweets and sugar consumption. A few months later I checked it regularly again for a while when I was fasting and two hours after breaking my fast. The results during the fasting periods ranged between 100-105, while after I ate they ranged.. More

  • Headache When Fasting

    Question: I constantly suffer from a headache, especially when I fast. What could be causing this? Answer: Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, There are many things that could be causing this constant headache. Migraine or stress could be causes of this. Secondary headaches result from organic problems, like sinuses, teeth problems, eye problems, high.. More

  • Memoir of an Immigrant Muslim Woman in the West

    Here in the United States, I feel I have become closer to Allah The Almighty; and I thank Him for that, as I ask Him to make us all steadfast on His path. Among the many reasons for this intimacy is the estrangement that has led me to know, with certainty, that there is no one but Allah, to resort to, amidst the Jews and Christians. It is also out of.. More

  • When silence is not golden

    BY Nasiha Ahmad When someone says something mean to us, we are told that we should ‘turn the other cheek’. When we are angry and burn to say something mean to someone, we are told that if we don’t have something nice to say, we shouldn’t say anything at all. We are taught to bite our lips and hold our tongues whenever we feel.. More

  • The phenomenon of spinsterhood

    One of the main reasons for the spread of this phenomenon is that some parents oppressively prevent their daughters from marrying suitable young men, despite the fact that the Prophet,sallallaahu alayhi wa sallam, said: "If a man whose religion and manners you approve of comes to you (proposing to your daughter), then give her in marriage to him,.. More

  • The Under-Twenty Clinic: Menarche

    Many girls suffer from pre-menstrual syndrome, yet feel shy if their mothers or sisters know of the onset of their period and the pain that accompanies it. The reaction of each girl to her first menstruation differs according to the amount of knowledge she has regarding it beforehand. So, what are these reactions and how can she overcome menstrual problems? .. More

  • Don't shop 'til you drop

    You know who you are. You swing by Target on your way home from dropping the kids off to school. You have got the date of Nordstrom's Half Yearly sale marked on your calendar. Many of the mall store owners and workers recognize you and wave as you rush by. Yeah, you know who you are. How much of your day is spent shopping or how many days out of the.. More

  • Spinsterhood: A crisis for women and the society

    An important report issued by the Central Bureau for Public Census and Statistics revealed that there are four million women in Egypt over the age of thirty, who have never been married. This is especially a cause for concern, as their future is bleak, considering that a great proportion of them are uneducated and have no source of livelihood other.. More

  • France and the Hijab - people who keep themselves pure!

    The people of Loote, may Allah exalt his mention, would practice homosexuality and considered this to be the norm while they considered purity to be the exception. Hence, they fought purity and those who called for it, at the forefront of whom was Prophet Loote, may Allah exalt his mention. The one who would help them in their struggle against purity.. More