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  • 'Eed: A Time for Joy between Spouses

    On the morning of the day of 'Eed,mosques echo with the sounds ofTakbeer (the words 'Allahu Akbar'), Tahleel (the words 'Laa ilaaha illaa Allah') and tears flow expressing grief over the departure of the beloved month of Ramadan, the month of blessings, patience, generosity and bounties. Allah The Almighty gives us the gift of 'Eed, which are days of.. More

  • The Dangers of Contraceptives

    This is a message to Muslim men and women who love Allah, The Almighty, and His Messenger and the practice of what He revealed to His selected and noble Messenger, Muhammad ibn ‘Abdullaah, sallallaahu ‘alayhi wa sallam, the trusted and honest Messenger, which includes abstention from all forbidden and doubtful things. This message is advice.. More

  • Nutrition tips for pregnant women

    Most of us consider pregnancy a very ordinary period of life. However, nutrition specialists have not ceased studying it till now in an attempt to draw nutritional plans for pregnant women during this critical time of their life. The purpose of these plans is to ensure good health for both the mother and the healthy development of the fetus. Therefore,.. More

  • Breastfeeding Is necessary for both mother and child

    Allah the Almighty has bestowed countless blessings on Man. One such great and indispensable blessing is the mother’s milk. It is a great blessing, especially for newborn babies. Undoubtedly, breastfeeding is the best and most beneficial and effective method of nutrition. Additionally, it satisfies both the baby’s psychological and emotional.. More

  • Understanding Miscarriage

    Imagine this: A woman discovers she is expecting a child. She tells the happy news to her spouse, friends and family, daydreaming about the child she will soon hold in her arms. Then suddenly, she discovers symptoms that tell her all is not well with the pregnancy. She may have pain, cramps and bleeding. She is rushed to the doctor, where she is told.. More

  • Women and depression

    By: Michelle Al-Nasr Depression is more rampant among women than among men. Why? Allah Almighty Says in a Sacred Hadeeth:“...Be mindful of Allah, you will find Him before you. Get to know Allah in prosperity and He will know you in adversity. Know that what has passed you by was not going to befall you; and that what has befallen you was not.. More

  • Nourish Your Child's Body and Mind

    As parents, we try to protect our children from anything and everything that we feel may harm them. We warn them of the dangers of strangers; we teach them the importance of safety on the playground and during other outdoor activities; we caution them about crossing the street. But how much care and concern do we have about their nutrition and the food.. More

  • Infertility: the struggle to conceive – I

    BY DR. `AA`ISHAH HAMDAN Have you ever wanted something so badly that you would do anything to get it? Would you spend all of your time and money just to get that one thing? Have you ever felt a yearning that would never go away? Would you pray so often and so intense that tears would come to your eyes? Read the following story to find out the struggles.. More

  • Infertility: the struggle to conceive –II

    BY DR. AISHA HAMDAN Infertility from an Islamic Viewpoint In the previous edition, we presented Imaan's story in the struggle to conceive as well as various lessons that can be learned through such experiences. In this article, we will outline several issues that infertile couples often encounter, along with an Islamic perspective on each of these... More

  • Miscarriage: Coping with Loss

    Coping: physically and spiritually If a woman undergoes a miscarriage, it is important that doctors conduct tests of the couple or of the miscarriage tissue to detect the cause of the miscarriage in order to prevent it. Doctors usually check for genetic problems and infections and may conduct blood tests to detect dormant diseases, blood disorders.. More

  • Using Pills to Delay the Monthly Period

    Question: I would like to go and perform ‘Umrah at the end of Ramadan. However, this will coincide with my monthly period, which usually lasts for 10 days. Can I take some pills to delay my monthly period? Do these pills have any side-effects? What pills can you recommend for this purpose? Would consuming these pills hinder me from having children.. More

  • Advice to pregnant and breastfeeding mothers

    Allah has mandated fasting for every post-pubescent person who is physically fit to fast and has promised an abundant reward in return. He has, however, relieved those with sound excuses and exempted them from fasting, permitting them to break their fast until the reason for which they have been exempted is gone. However, He obliged them to make up.. More

  • The Impact of Fasting on Blood Pressure

    Question: I have a question regarding a drop in blood pressure: does it affect fasting? Please give me some details on the issue, and what are the cases of high blood pressure that could prevent a person from fasting? Answer: Assalaamu ‘Alaykum, Perhaps you meant to ask about the impact fasting has on blood pressure. Blood pressure should.. More

  • Food and Our Children's Health - II

    The food we give our children may be suitable in terms of quantity and quality. But at the same time, it may expose them to risks. When would food be inappropriate for our children? Food would be inappropriate to our children in the following cases: • If it is unsuitable for the child’s age. For each age, there is a kind of food that.. More

  • Food and Our Children's Health - I

    In spite of the importance of food as a necessity for the growth of our children and building their bodies, they may be exposed to many risks if it does not conform to the rules and conditions of health. There are kinds of food that expose our children to risks. We will mention the following: • Extremely salty foods: Such as pickles and salty.. More