Firstly, a confession. I didn’t get many submissions, so I actually went hunting for some worthy material.
Masha Allah, there is so much out there, this is just a small selection.
If anyone would like to add to it, please email me: safiyaoutlines at gmail dot com, or alternatively, you can leave comment.
On with the carnival!
Luckyfatima describes how giving birth provides a new awareness of your body and it’s natural strength
Happy Muslim Mama tells of how cultural values lead to daughters being undervalued and how she is ensuring her daughters grow up secure in their worth.
Nzingha is encouraging her daughter to follow her dream of being an Islamic judge.
A Mother can frequently feel torn between many roles, that of a Muslimah, a wife, a mother, plus their own wants and needs. Tasmiya and Southern Muslimah each describe how they cope with such conflicts.
Incorporating the deen into every day life and instilling a love for Allah The Most High is the most important role of any Muslim parent.
Muslim Mama recalls the deen routine she grew up with and how she is doing similar activities with her children.
Achelois’ post is a beautiful story of teaching her son the power of du’a
In her second post of the carnival, Happy Muslim Mama details the difficulties and rewards of praying with children.
Leila El Haddad of the Raising Yousuf and Noor blog describes celebrating Eid, making it fun for her children while hiding the worry she feels for her parents. Please make du’a that they are reunited soon.
The next selection of posts look at Muslim mothers, from a daughter’s perspective.
Baraka and Digital Niqabi‘s beautiful posts both look at their how their relationship with their mothers has changed as they have grown to know them as people, beyond the mothering role. Updated: Yasmine from Sweep the Sunshine has also submitted a post about her mother. These three posts are glorious examples of the love a mother can inspire.
Finally, being the mother to a Muslim when you are not Muslim yourself.
In a post that resonated with me personally, Molly Multicultural Muslimah describes how her mother supported her through her conversion.
Alhamdulilah for mothers, being mothered and mothering.