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Unexpected Grace: New Post at One Woman’s Day

As Muslims, we don’t celebrate birthdays- no cakes, presents, parties. But that doesn’t mean that the birth of each child isn’t special. On the contrary, I remember the day (or night, more often than not) that each of my eight children were born, and thank Allaah always for the gift of that person, and that day.

Until recently, most of the foreigners who went to Yemen would go home to have their babies. When we went, almost ten years ago, I knew that going back to America was not an option. I was worried, yes, but I was also excited about having a baby in one of the lands of Islaam. Mu’aadh was the first of three children born there. If you’d like to read about his birth, please check out my latest post at Storycircle Network’s One Woman’s Day blog by clicking here.

As always, comments are welcome!

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Muneera on February 29, 2012 10:47 pm

Mashallah, such a beautiful story! I teared up reading how amazing our Ummah is subhanallah!

Umm Abdillaah on March 1, 2012 2:12 am sweet-it was amazing the contrast between our hospitals and their hospitals that stood out in just that brief story-maybe low tech-but high on affection.
May Allaah reward them, amin.

mad angel on March 15, 2012 8:30 pm

Beautiful, Khadijah! That was so nice to read. Thank you!

Tahirah Shamsid-Deen on October 17, 2012 8:41 pm

Talk about a tearjerker! SubhanAllah, I miss the kindness of the people overseas. When I lived in Egypt almost ALL of the sisters went back to America to have their babies. Inshallah I am looking to become a nurse midwife in hopes that Ill be able to assist the sisters in not having to leave the land of Islam to have their children.

Khadijah on October 17, 2012 10:19 pm

Oh yes, it would be an incredible blessing to the women if you would do this- and it would help the local women as well, insh’Allaah. It is sad that pregnancy and childbirth are treated as illnesses when in fact our bodies were designed by the Creator and there is no deficiency in His design. Of course, there can be complications, but alhamdulillah, they are the exception rather than the rule. I focus my herbal practice on women and children, I would love to be a midwife as well, insh’Allaah someday.