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The Blessing of a Muslim Doula

“Doula” is an ancient Greek word meaning “a woman who serves”. Three days of conversing with women of different faiths and nationalities, left me, a mom of seven, inspired and ready to help women in their pregnancy and birthing experience as a Muslim doula. And it all started with one blessed experience. Over the summer, […]

What Is the Ruling About Using Laughing Gas During Labour?

Answered by Ustadh Tabraze Azam Question: Assalam ‘aleykum. What is the ruling about using laughing gas during labour and delivery and is it possible to pray when prayer time comes during labour while using laughing gas? Answer: Wa alaikum assalam wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuh, I pray that this message finds you well, insha’Allah. Yes, it […]

Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz’s advice on duas to read during pregnancy and labour

Students of Habib ‘Umar bin Hafiz collected this list of recommendations some years ago, for those amongst us who are pregnant or struggling with infertility. Daily Surah Inshiqaq (Surah 84) – to be recited daily throughout the pregnancy Surah Luqman (Surah 31) – to be recited daily during the 1st trimester when the baby’s brain, mental faculties and […]