I had been bleeding for three months straight. In the middle of the night, often around 3 am my womb would wake me up screaming from sleep. Cramps so strong when described my doctor said they sounded like contractions. But I wasn’t pregnant. And this wasn’t normal.
Many years ago I had the privilege of studying a text entirely devoted to the prohibitions of the tongue with a well-known Shaykh (Muslim scholar) of the West. While I don’t remember the content of the course in detail, what stayed with me most was the personal transformation I felt after spending an entire semester devoted exclusively to examining the use of my tongue.