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The Silent Struggle: Living with PCOS

The Silent Struggle: Living with PCOS

By Chelsea Lynn PCOS, which stands for Polycystic Ovary Syndrome, is a common disorder that effects 10-20% of women. Because it characterized by an excess of male hormones, it comes with a myriad of symptoms, like weight gain, weight loss resistance, irregular or...

A Silent Struggle: Who Cares?

A Silent Struggle: Who Cares?

By Sheena Hussain Who  Cares? I do, I Care! Alhamdulillah, and it is one of the most rewarding things we can do during our life time. Allah, the Most High teaches us that to care for the elderly and sick is one of the greatest acts dearest to Him, not to mention the...

My Silent Struggle: Infertility

My Silent Struggle: Infertility

By Mallikah b. Murray   My silent struggle with infertility has consumed me in unnecessary feelings of shame and inadequacy since struggling with my menstrual health as a teenager. I know intellectually infertility is nothing to be ashamed of, it’s a...

The Silent Struggle… Of A Modern-Day Mum

The Silent Struggle… Of A Modern-Day Mum

By Aliya Vaughn When I stand on the Day of Judgement, I know Allah is not going to ask me why I didn’t clinch that deal, get that promotion or reach that six-figure salary. Yet before becoming a mum, this is what I strove to achieve, as we are nurtured to believe that...

The Silent Struggle: Self Doubt

The Silent Struggle: Self Doubt

By Calisha Bennet Many a time throughout my life have I had a desire to do, create or pursue something beneficial or amazing yet I would find myself seeking encouragement and approval from others close to me before deciding that I was capable enough of embarking on...

Why Do People Leave?

Why Do People Leave?

By Abigail Maryam He abruptly ended the call. A long and heart-wrenching silence ensued on his part. The seat that was meant for him at my graduation ceremony was empty, and our marital dream never became a reality. Without words, all was over between us as soon as he...

The Silent Struggle – Loneliness

The Silent Struggle – Loneliness

By Aya Zaki “Be in this world as a stranger or a wayfarer “ -Our Beloved ﷺ . If we want to travel far, we need to travel light. But unloading those suitcases from all the extra luggage that we think we really need can be a struggle especially if we don’t see it as...