In this all-encompassing book on menstruation and puberty for young girls and teenagers, the author gifts her readers with the much-needed counsel, priceless guidance, detailed explanations of the Sacred Law rulings, and simplified medical details that every child and parent must know. Coming of Age: A Muslim Girl’s Guide is every girl’s secret diary to the ins and outs of what really happens to her physically, emotionally, and socially as she nears and experiences menstruation and puberty. Adorned with funny stories and real-life experiences that any woman could relate to, this book is a treasure for young girls and a lifesaver for Muslim parents who are looking for advice on this valuable, yet taboo topic.
Coming of Age: A Muslim Girl’s Guide is an easy to use, comprehensive companion to add to the thoughtful discussion to girls and their change in life as puberty sets in.
Content pages easy for girls to navigate through and index pages that they find most beneficial
Clear, large font
Colorful, decorative and feminine appealing pages
Heartfelt, relatable, funny stories relating to coming of age and experiences like your own
Question and answer section with candor and compassion
A religious resource for sharia rulings regarding tuhur, fasting, praying and mahram/ non-mahram relations
Tips, advise and wisdom in relation to sharia and ethnic practices
Full explanation and guide to menstruation and it’s sharia rulings including guides, calendars and common concerns and questions
Interactive activities including word games and puzzles to keep her engaged in the lessons taught
About the Author
Also known as Umm al-Khayr, Ustadha Hedaya Hartford is a teacher, translator and Shariah expert in the fiqh of menstruation, lochia, marriage and divorce.
She was born and raised in California and holds a Bachelors of Arts in Arabic and Islamic History & Culture from the University of California, Berkeley. She converted to Islam in 1981.
She studied for many years with Azhari scholars in Egypt, completing the second year of Shari'ah at al-Azhar University.
She studied Hanafi fiqh with Dr. Abdul Aziz Izzat and Shaykh Fahmi Abdullah; and studied Aqida with Shaykh Abdul Aziz Batishti.
In Damascus, Syria, she studied several books in Usul & Hanafi fiqh including the Risala al-Birgivi (Imam Birgivi's Manual on Menstruation) with Shaykh Hassan al-Hindi; Hanafi fiqh, hadith and hadith sciences with Shaykh Adnan Darwish; Hanafi fiqh including Risala al-Birgivi with Shaykh Abdul Rahman Arjan; and menstruation and related issues according to the Shafi'i madhab with Shaykh Hussein Darwish, Anisa Hanan Da'doosh and Dr. Mustafa Khin and Tariqa al Muhammadiya by Imam Birgivi with Shaykh Mustafa al-Turkmani.
In Amman, Jordan, she studied menstruation and related issues according to the Maliki madhab with Ustadh Abdus Shakur Brooks; and she continues to study Hanafi fiqh with Shaykh Ahmad al-Jammal and tafsir with Shaykh Ali Hani.
Flexibound: 375 pages Publisher: Hedaya Hartford Language: English ISBN-10: 9957232851 ISBN-13: 978-9957232856 Package Dimensions: 9.1 x 6.5 x 1.1 inches