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So What Does an Abnormal Period Actually Mean for Your Fast?

We are in the thick of Ramadan and guess what else is right around the corner? My period. YAY! I love cramping, feeling fatigued and practically dying from my uterus contracting. Let’s not forget the loads of pads I will go through, and the possibilities of an “accident” happening. Being a girl is so much…

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Shame on the Period Shamers

Ah, period shaming during Ramadan. How many Muslim women can honestly claim that they haven’t been told to eat secretly so as to not offend the delicate sensibilities of an ummah who can’t handle the knowledge that a woman might menstruating? Let alone the fact that we somehow manage to get caught sneaking a bite…

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Toxic Shock Syndrome Is Not Just a Women’s Issue

In 2013, news spread that an innocent 14-year-old girl named Natasha Scott-Falber suddenly fell ill and died in the United Kingdom, leaving her family shocked and heartbroken. Initially, Scott-Falber was thought to have died from blood poisoning; however, her family discovered that her illness came only days after the first time she ever used a…

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How Period Shaming Leads to Painful Outcomes for Muslim Women

I was visiting my grandparents abroad in Pakistan, when my khala (aunt) who lived in Pakistan approached me in private. She asked me what I knew about periods. My khala is ten years younger then my mom and has always been considered my “cool” aunt; the one who would take me to get my second…

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How to Deal with Common Period Problems

*WARNING: This article contains information that may be sensitive, and might not be suitable for some readers. MuslimGirl believes it is important not to shy away from such topics, and discusses them openly in hopes of providing knowledge and inciting further research. Zaynab’s* period is 5 days long and comes every 28 days. She gets…

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Taking on your Period During Ramadan!

So, you have been fasting consistently. The headaches and dehydration have passed. You are really beginning to take advantage of the blessings that Ramadhan brings. And no clearer than the end of this sentence. There it is, right on time. Your period. The worst thing that can happen during Ramadhan. No more fasting, no more…

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Coping with your Period During Ramadan

The last ten nights of Ramadan are upon us and I am sure all of us are aware of the virtues of these blessed nights. Here is a list of some actions Prophet Muhammad (SAW) used to partake in during these last nights as a reminder to all of us because Allah (SWT) says in…