Missing Maternity: Are Muslims Aware of This Epidemic?

Women have gobbled up the short-lived allure of feminist ideologies just like candy. And the candy vendors, that is, feminist organizations, have failed to mention the poison at the core of their product.

A recent article by Daily Mail reads:

Psychotherapist warns that working mothers are producing mentally ill children – and claims the problem is at an ‘epidemic level’

The article mentions that levels of cortisol, often known as the stress hormone, shoot up in children while their mothers are away at work. This increase in cortisol is associated with health problems for the children.

DISCLAIMER: Yes, there are some women who cannot have children or who really have no choice except to work. These exceptional cases do not detract from the reality of the general phenomenon. See here.

The misconception many suffer from is believing that daycare with strangers can serve as a substitute for maternal love. And after a long tiresome day at work, how can mothers make up for all that lost time?

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But instead of the obvious solution, which is for women to insist on staying at home to take care of their children while their husbands shoulder the burden of providing for the family, these brilliant modern thinkers opt for a disturbingly morbid alternative, as stated by Pew Research:

Some 44% of non-parents ages 18 to 49 say it is not too or not at all likely that they will have children someday, an increase of 7 percentage points from the 37% who said the same in a 2018 survey.

Just this year, the CDC released a report stating that that had been the 6th consecutive year with declining birth rates, and that the numbers hadn’t been this low since 1979! Among the factors involved are pandemic-related, financial, and you guessed it, a rising tide of working women.

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Following up on the Pew study, an article by Insider reads the following:

“It’s about women having access to education and employment opportunities,” Percheski said. “It’s about the rise in individualism. It’s about the rise in women’s autonomy and a change in values.”

Wow, isn’t this amazing? Look at all these strong independent modern women breaking the mold and paving their own way, free from the patriarchy, free from the burdens of motherhood. Finally, the world is experiencing the long-coming female revolution!

No, rather the truth is the exact opposite. Look at these helpless women, all brainwashed and at the mercy of the only path paved out for them by their corporate masters. Neither experiencing the true protection of patriarchy, nor the beautiful connection between a mother and her child. The world withers away as the human population continues to decline.

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It is my ardent request to my Muslim sisters reading this, that if you’re one of those who has bought the propaganda, please snap out of it. Snap out of it before you realize the truth when it’s too late. Your role as a mother bestowed upon you by Allah is one of the most important roles of humanity. The human race would cease to exist without you fulfilling that role.

And the same goes for Muslim fathers and mothers. Stop feeding your daughters feminist propaganda by pushing them in careerism, educational pursuits, and anything else that will detract from marriage and motherhood.

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It is also my request to any parents reading this to please keep an eye on the content your kids consume. Whether that be through entertainment, schools, or their friends, try and stay up-to-date with them. Teach them about the beautiful values of Islam before they are exposed to horrible ideologies like feminism.

May Allah protect us and our children from this Fitnah. Amin.

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Bilal Rauf

The female teachers at my college are so full of pride except for one. She’s the nicest and instantly became my favorite. And guess what, she is religious and teaches Islamiyat subject.


The therapist from the article correctly diagnoses the problem but her solution is atrocious.

‘The ideal maternity leave would be one year of fully paid leave for all women of all backgrounds,”

Scandinavian countries have royal maternity leave. Doesn’t help their birth rates or mental health. Both are in the toilet.

The solution is very simple: the traditional system where the woman stays at home and the man goes out to earn a living.

At the root of much of the problems the West suffers from is women being in the workforce. Get them out and Western women will be much less promiscuous, marry earlier, divorce less and have more children.


Don’t despair, all hope is not lost! Think about the positive flip side of this feminist careerwomen trend. If the population of cuffarts is reducing because of this, then it should surely be a good thing for the Muslims, as long as the Muslims have enough children to grow the population, because then this will make our proportion of the global population more in comparison to them. We don’t have to resort to the Таlіban extreme of completely eliminating all female careerism and forcing traditional gender roles on 95% to 100% of all women at gunpoint.

However, if the MAJORITY of Muslim women follow traditional gender roles while supporting a minority of women for professional careers, then this will help to both increase our Muslim population and at the same time satisfy some Muslim sisters who really want to contribute to society in ways other than being housewife and stay-at-home mother. I’m suggesting the ideal ratio of the two types of women should be between 60:40 to 90:10 (majority being housewife and stay-at-home mom’s, while minority are professional careerwomen) . This is an ideal proportion of the two types of women, not following either the feminist extreme or the patriarchal extreme.