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7 Tips for the Muslim Mom Who Is Breastfeeding

If you’re reading this article, you may be a new or expectant mom, or someone who knows a mom who can benefit from this post. Being a mom is never easy, with its own set of challenges like managing children and the household, feeling distant from your partner, and struggling with self-care. One thing that…

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Is the Mother More Responsible Than the Father in Islam?

“Paradise lies under your mother’s feet.” We’ve heard this saying many times throughout our lives. We are raised to honor and cherish our parents, especially our moms. They are typically the parent who has sacrificed their own goals for us, endured challenges merely bringing us into the world, and gone through many tribulations raising us…


Does Islam Say Our Parents Are Always Right?

Most children show tantrums when they do not get their way. When we were little, we would stomp and scream for being told “NO” by our parents. Unfortunately, as children transition into adolescence and then adulthood, there are times when they will still react to being told no. Is this a sign of disobedience? According…

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Stop Excluding Women and Children From Prayer Spaces

“You can’t pray here.” The directness of this statement, coupled with the silence of my fellow sisters, still haunts me. It was a sticky, southern summer afternoon. I had just finished running errands with my toddler and, on the drive home, decided to stop by the masjid to pray Asr in congregation. In good spirits,…

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5 Myths Around Cultural Gender Roles Between Spouses

It’s your big day and you’re finally getting married! Everyone is happy for you, your spouse looks happy to have you in his arms. But then, you’re doing most of the dishes at home, taking care of the kids all by yourself, or cooking and doing grocery shopping while your husband goes to work day…

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5 Time Management Tips for Busy Muslim Moms With Young Kids

Cultures and faiths aside, if you look at any sorority or sisterhood group for mommies, one commonality that you’ll find is their collective struggle with time management as busy moms with young kids. And from the headline, you know by now that Muslim moms are no different.  The struggle is both predictable and universal. How?…


6 Tips To Reduce Your Stress Level at Work After Maternity Leave

Maternity leave is such a beautiful time in the life of a woman. You get to take care of your baby, enjoy time with it, and take a mental break from all the work-related hassle. But, once maternity leave is over, many women face the problem of adaptation and getting back to work. This can…

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The Truth About Birth Trauma In the BAME Community

It’s been widely reported that women from BAME communities are more likely to experience birth trauma, or die during pregnancy. So, why is that the case, and what can be done to change this worrying trend? The likelihood of experiencing birth trauma has, for the most part, significantly decreased over the years. This is thanks,…

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6 Ways To Share Faith With Your Child

In this day and age, it’s harder to raise your children in your faith. There are many parents out there that don’t choose to bring their children into their faith, but you want to share it with yours. How can you do that in the modern age? Here are some ways you can share your…

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Why We Need to Talk About Miscarriages More Often

The names in the article have been changed to maintain the privacy of the individuals. When I saw mention of the idea for this article in our weekly pitch list, I quickly jumped at the opportunity to write it. Somebody very close to me went through this a while ago, but I had been unable…

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My Mother’s Love

When a man came to the Prophet and said, ‘O Messenger of God! Who among the people is the most worthy of my good companionship? The Prophet said: Your mother. The man said, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man further asked, ‘Then who?’ The Prophet said: Then your mother. The man…

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How Online Mom Groups Became Unsafe for Women of Color

Have daily check-ins with your town’s mom group felt a bit sour lately? Gone are the days of supporting local clothing drives, buying random shit off someone’s curb, or giving a recommendation for the only person you let near your brows. Yes, it is sad to say, but the support-filled posts of yesteryear are no…


7 Mindful Parenting Tips For Muslim Moms

So by mercy from Allah, you were lenient with them. And if you had been rude & harsh in heart, they would have disbanded from you. (Al-Quran – 3. 159) There is no one definition of good parenting; it is as diverse and varied as each parent. For Muslim moms, the task becomes doubly difficult…