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 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"
A short sturdy lady came towards me. Exuding strength, warmth, kindness, generosity, and an uncompromising self. She smiled greeting me with the booming greetings of the desert. At least 3 minutes dedicated to the ritual. Allah hayki, kaif haliki, shlownki, Al-hamdulilah, Allah maki, Halla ya halla, Allah HAYki. She kisses my cheek, grasps my head, then […]Read more "Portrait of a Matriarch…"