“My Lord, increase me in knowledge.” [Qur’an, 20:114]
In my conversations with Muslim college students and pregnant mothers, I’m frequently asked basic questions about issues of women’s health and sexuality. Oftentimes misunderstandings and a lack of awareness is due to a cultural belief that if young people learn about their health, it will lead to sexual promiscuity. This does a great disservice to our youth, who otherwise get their information from unreliable sources, don’t have the basic tools to care for their own health, and lack a support system for when they have questions.
I offer group and private workshops, in person and online, on reproductive health and sexuality to Muslim women. My priority is to create safe, culturally-sensitive spaces where women feel comfortable asking questions and gaining knowledge about their sexual and reproductive health. My intention is to help Muslim women feel comfortable in their bodies, to develop an awareness of optimal health, to be aware of potential health risks and their signs, to be familiar with contraceptive options, and to build strong and loving marriages and families.
Contact me to set up a class on any of the following topics:
- Sexual health from an Islamic perspective
- Preparing for marriage
- Prepared mother-daughter conversations about health and sexuality
- Childbirth, breastfeeding, and motherhood in Islam