Anonymous said: Salam Alaykom Hala! I need to ask, during your pregnancy, did you drink coffee/tea? I'm absolutely obsessed with green tea and vanilla lattes and other types of coffee.. I don't know what I'll do during pregnancy :S Is DECAF actually safe for the baby?! Because I heard it still contains a little amount of caffeine & I don't want to hurt my little one. :( Also, what types of duas, food, tips could you give me? I'd appreciate it so much dear!
I used to have a small cup of coffee with milk almost every morning! On other days I would opt for some chai tea. I never did decaf, just natural coffee but small quantities. Talk to your doctor; each pregnancy/person is different. I think as long as you keep your intake at a minimum, you should be okay.
This book, chapter 6 and forward has great tips on what to eat and duas for each semester from an Islamic perspective.
Congratulations and may Allah grant you a safe and beautiful pregnancy! <3
Anonymous said: Salam! I'm not sure if you'll read this message but I want to let you know that last year I was going through a difficult time and my depression was getting the best of me when I discovered your blog. I would spend hours going through the pages, reading your posts, and remembering how good it must feel to be a humble servant of God. In the past year, I gained motivation to change a lot of aspects of my life and I want to thank you for running this blog. May God bless you and your family.
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The human being resembles a tree;
your root is a covenant with God:
that root must be cherished with all one’s might.
A feeble covenant is a rotten root, without grace or fruit.
Though the boughs and leaves of the date palm are green,
greenness brings no benefit if the root is corrupt.
If a branch is without green leaves, yet has a good root,
a hundred leaves will put forth their hands in the end — Rumi
Like a diet of the mind, I choose not to indulge certain appetites. — A Beautiful Mind (via thelittlephilosopher)
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I leave my grief for midnight when I pour out my heart to God only. — Shaheed Mostafa Chamran (via chador-lover)
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Life is sweet
But being with You Is far sweeter. — Rumi (via saalik)
From dust … to dust
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What was her crime?
Lord of beauty, Lord of grace,
Enter my soul
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