Alhumdu’lillah 20 weeks down, and 20 more to go!
Yesterday Saqib and I went to an ultrasound to have a structural survey done of our child. The ultrasound technician basically gave us a tour of our baby. Alhumdu’lillah everything is in right on track, in place, functioning, and looking good. I couldn’t have been more happy.
A funny feeling came over me when I was watching the screen and seeing all these different parts of my baby. All I could think of was how it would use these things for good–to be a Muslim.
- We saw two eyes, that I hoped it would use to read Qur’an.
- We saw a nose, that I hoped it wouldn’t stick in the air.
- We saw a mouth, that was opening and closing drinking fluid; but I hoped one day it would use its mouth to make dhikr and speak good things.
- We saw two hands attached to two arms, that I wanted to see my child use to say takbir and pray.
- We saw a spinal chord, that I hoped my baby would use to be steadfast, upright and confident in its belief.
- We saw two little feet, that I hoped my baby would use to stand up straight in salah.
- We saw a stomach, that will one day be empty while our child is fasting.
- And finally we saw a heart, that I hope will be overflowing with imaan and a love for Allah.
May Allah, al-Khaliq, make it possible for our child, and all of us, to use the bodies that He has created to worship Him alone and to come closer to Him.