How to Thrive in Ramadan: The Mindfulness Edition
A few days into lockdown, a friend compared her isolation output to that of the Prophet ﷺ and his companions. She compared our Netflix coping mechanisms with the Prophet ﷺ’s prayer in solitude. Like a loyal friend, I told her she was doing her best under the circumstances. Having landed smack in the middle of a sci-fi novel, our entire world turned upside down, what else could we do but survive?
How to have your most productive Ramadan yet
Ramadan is that soulful staycation that we wait for all year round. We pack up our worldly worries as tight as we can and then we bring them to our nightly prayers and iftar tables. We spend quality time with Allah and make lasting memories with our families.
I had pictured a calm home birth with candles and soft music in the background, what happened instead was a three-hour intense and fast sequence of events that led to my unassisted home water birth.