Suggested schedule for the Day of Arafah In sha Allah: 1. Sleep early the night before to strengthen yourself for the special day. 2. Wake up before Fajr for suhoor. 3. Make wudoo, while consciously remembering that your sins are being washed away til the last drop of water. Pray at least 4 rakat of […]

There Is a Place for Antidepressants

When I was six months pregnant, I attended a birthing preparation class with my husband and about twelve other expectant parents. During the fifth session, the instructor asked the mothers whether or not they were going to use medication to get through the pain of childbirth labor. “Everyone who wants to try for a natural…