Thursday, March 11, 2010

made of earth

Allah Almighty says:

“And verily we did create man from a product of (chosen) clay. Thereafter we placed him (as a drop of sperm) in a place of rest, firmly fixed. Then we made the sperm into a clot of congealed blood. Then of that clot we made a (foetus) lump. Then we made out of that lump bones and clothed the bones with flesh. Then we developed out of it another creature (by breathing life into it). So Blessed be Allah, the Best of all creators” (Surah al-Mu’minoon 23: 12-14).

Abdullah ibn Mas’ud (Allah be pleased with him) narrates that the Messenger of Allah (Allah bless him & give him peace) said:

“The seed of one of you remains in the womb of the mother for forty days in the form of a Nutfa (sperm). Then it remains like a clot for another forty days, and then for a same number of days like a lump of flesh (when the formation of the limbs and the growth of the bones begin) (Sahih al-Bukhari & Sahih Muslim).

Reading these and knowing that it's happened/happening/will happen inside myself is beyond explanation. SubhanAllah. Just reading about the changes that my body is experiencing and how the baby is developing makes the entire experience of pregnancy so exciting to learn about and I just can't believe it's happening!! More then anything though, it just puts so much awe in the heart and mind for our Creator, Allah the Almighty and Glorious. SubhanAllah, it's so amazing and beyond anything man can ever create. At random times I just stop and think about how there's life growing inside me and it's so overwhelming, it's unbelievable! Allah (swt) is indeed 'Ahsanul Khaliqeen', the Best of all creators.

So finding out in January was one of the biggest joys of my life and for my husband as well. For us to go through this together is such a blessing in every way possible, alhamdulillah and mashaAllah. Our families are obviously thrilled, especially my family because I'm the eldest and therefore the first having a baby. My sisters are already planning on doing every type of spoiling they possibly to my dear sisters, there will be rules laid down :p haha

I've nearly finished my first trimester and I can say that having nausea all day is definitely not fun. It's like having the stomach flu everyday! Oh and feeling very tired is an understatement, the tired feeling is like you've haven't slept for days and days and all you want to do is sleep more and more. These are just 2 of the symptoms of early pregnancy, 2 of very many I must add. But alhamdulillah it wasn't as bad as I thought it would be, it went much better then I expected! Like they say, every pregnancy if different.

Anyways I'm starting to get some heart burn (another perk of pregnancy!) so I'll end it here for now. I just want to ask for everyone's du'as that Allah (swt) protects the baby and keeps it and myself healthy throughout this whole process inshaAllah. And that the child be born healthy, strong, beautiful physically, mentally and spiritually with Iman and Taqwa making him/her a salih child inshaAllah!


MuslimFirst said...

As salaamu alaikum Sr. Sumaiya - I'm a relatively new follower as you can see. Wow, ma'sha'allah you're expecting! I'm so very happy for you. I'm a medical student and yes, even though I know the science behind it all, yes it still blows my mind how amazing the development of a human is. Just two cells come together and in 40 weeks or so - baby! Allahu Akbar! I don't understand how anyone can't believe in God when they know this fact.
Also my late father was an OB/GYN, so I've always had an extra fondness for babies, as I used to join him when he went to visit patients, though I wouldn't go in the room with him. Also, I hope you don't mind me saying this, while I know the nausea and reflux isn't too glamorous, I think, (and I'm alone in this) that women who are expecting are so beautiful/gorgeous ma'sha'allah (especially when it's halal - i.e. within the bonds of marriage). I wish you and your husband all the best. I'm sure you two will be great parents insha'allah. I know there is still a significant portion of time to go yet, but time will fly and soon, you will be holding the light of your eyes, your whole world, in your arms very soon. Sending lots of best wishes, du'a and warmth,-Bro/bhaya MF

Secret Sea said...

So so happy for you alhumdulillah

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sumaiya said...

Bro MF (MuslimFirst)-- JazakAllah for that, just reading it made my day subhanAllah. You being a med student and learning about this and had a father (May Allah (swt) have mercy on him)who basically specialized in this must be truly amazing. Yeah, and I always wonder how there are people who don't believe in a Creator when there are countless miracles like pregnancy all around us, SubhanAllah. Pregnancy is definitely something so beautiful mashaAllah, and especially in the bond of marriage the beauty magnifies itself and manifests itself in all sorts of ways... Please continue to make du'a for us! JazakAllahu Khair again!

Secret Sea- JazakAllah!

Tahira said...

Assalamu alaykum Sumaiya

Its Tahira p

Congrats.. and ameen to all your duas in the post

May Allah swt make it easy for you and give u a baby that is healthy and grows up to be strong in iman.. ameen