Submit Your Story Umm Saleh Blog – Desert Chameleon “Am I woman enough?” Life after birth is like before it happened you had something over your eyes and then in the blood, the pain, the loss of dignity, the loss of control, the shock, your eyes are opened. You see clearly. When you look at…Read more "Life After Birth Project Submission| Umm Saleh"
Bismillah Rahman Ar Raheem Ramadan Kareem The day finally came, and my new little daughter burst into the world, Al-hamdulilah. After making me wait for what seemed an eternity, wriggling around in the most uncomfortable ways possible for weeks on end, she skipped being induced by just 2 days, labour was just two hours and 100% natural. With […]Read more "She arrived!"
Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem. I don’t remember the first time I went to the sea. My parents and I travelled a lot when I was little and I don’t think they would remember that first moment either. In the summer we went on a little family outing to the seaside, and Insha’Allah I will not forget it. […]Read more "First trip to the sea"
Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem. One of the things I have learned in this life is never say NEVER. For a surety one is not in that much control of ones own destiny and if you say it, perhaps Allah (swt) will deem it necessary to remind you of that fact. I learned this lesson before I became […]Read more "I’ll NEVER …."
Bismillah Rahman Ar-Raheem So I had this dream I was walking through a very clean and sparkly Waitrose. The little branch that my Mum used to wheel me through in a trolley as a child and then I where I worked at when I was at University. I know those aisles very well. In the […]Read more "Pregnancy Dreams"
Bismillah Rahman Ar-Raheem Even Maryam one of the 4 best examples of women in the whole history of mankind felt despair when giving birth to Jesus. 19:23 – and the pains of childbirth drove her to the trunk of a palm tree. She said “Oh I wish I had died before this and was in […]Read more "Giving Birth – The woman’s Jihad"
Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem If I am honest becoming a parent was a bit of a shock. You are catapulted into reality, previously having held such opinions as “all he needs are some boundaries” and “when I am a mother I will never do A or I will always do B”. Fed by the fantasy “my child will […]Read more "Parenthood"
Bismillah Rahman ar-Raheem Your Culture is what you do and think without thinking about it. Those unspoken things you have learned from your parents, family group, and the wider society you have grown up in. If you had asked me about what my Culture was in my early twenties, I would have been able to […]Read more "Tolerance and tranquility"