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In the very first days after becoming a mom, I was trying to get my baby to sleep when I suddenly remembered an old Nasheed I used to love as a child. As the near-forgotten words came to memory, I realized what a beautiful and perfect lullaby it was to lull my daughter to sleep. 

It captured my feelings as a new mom so well – the wonder, the joy, and the love. What’s more, the words of the Nasheed made for a lovely introduction to Allah (swt). 

The Nasheed is “You are Very Special” by Zain Bhikha.

You are very special / There’s no one just like you
Created by the Master / Allah created you
You are very special / exclusively designed

You are very special / And I’m so glad you’re mine
You were made by Allah / He fashioned your heart
You were made by Allah / He knew you from the start

You were made by Allah / Unique in all your ways
You were made by Allah / To praise him all your days

Bright little eyes He gave you / To help you find your way
May Allah grant them wisdom / To see you through each day

You are very special / There’s only of you
You are very special / And remember I love you

You were made by Allah / He fashioned your heart
You were made by Allah / He knew you from the start

You were made by Allah / Unique in all your ways
You were made by Allah / To praise him all your days

Whatever life will bring you / Whatever you will bear
Remember your Creator / Allah is always there
And when your world is crumbling / With pain and darkness too
Just look into your heart / Allah is there for you

You were made by Allah / He fashioned your heart
You were made by Allah / He knew you from the start

You were made by Allah / Unique in all your ways
You were made by Allah / To praise him all your days

Since mothers spend so much of their time lulling their children to sleep in the initial years, you can spend that time introducing him/her to Allah (swt). You can hum Dhikr and words of love instead.

What lullaby do you sing to your child? Leave a comment below to let me know!

Khadija Khan

Khadija Khan is a mental health and spiritual wellness coach. With over 5 years of experience, she is passionate about helping Muslim women heal from depression and anxiety to find joy and fulfilment in their lives. She writes on the topics of Islamic spirituality, relationships, parenting, and personal development. Continue Reading...

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