The ‘ROOMS’ we Live in

I recently finished reading the book 'Room' by Emma Donoghue. You may have heard of it, especially as it was made into a film recently (I haven't seen the film myself). Room is a story told through the perspective of 5 year old Jack. Throughout the book we learn that his mum was kidnapped when … Continue reading The ‘ROOMS’ we Live in

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Struggles of a Revert – Part 2

Continuing on from the first part here I just wanted to highlight some more struggles that reverts go through. Just to reiterate: not all reverts go through these difficulties and indeed a lot of them apply to born Muslims too! But - for reverts, they go through these struggles on top of the struggles which the … Continue reading Struggles of a Revert – Part 2

HER Stories: The Suffragettes

Suffrage: the right to vote in political elections.  In the UK, women only won the right to vote in the year 1918, just under 100 years ago. Even then, it was only women over the age of 30 who were householders, whereas that year saw all men over the age of 21 granted suffrage. Women … Continue reading HER Stories: The Suffragettes

Disappointment & Expectations

Is there anything worse than feeling like a disappointment. The only thing worse than feeling like you're not enough, is the reality of not being enough. Not fulfilling people close to you because you don't know how to love someone the way they need to be loved because perhaps you were never taught. Sometimes people … Continue reading Disappointment & Expectations

HER Stories: Barakah / Umm Ayman

The only name she was known by was Barakah. There is no information about her parents or her ancestors and she did not know herself. She was Ethiopian. This suggests that she was descended from slaves to the extent that she had no idea of her lineage. This seemingly insignificant and often forgotten woman, was the … Continue reading HER Stories: Barakah / Umm Ayman

Guest Post: 5 Tips for New Muslims to Stay Connected To Their Faith

Today I am very pleased to share a guest post on my blog by Maham Rizwan, who writes for Quran Academy. I'm sure this article will be very beneficial insha'Allah, especially for those who have newly embraced Islam.   Let’s discuss the tips that will make all the new Muslims stay connected to their faith. … Continue reading Guest Post: 5 Tips for New Muslims to Stay Connected To Their Faith

Struggles of a Revert

As a revert you find yourself in some difficult situations with so many mixed emotions. The enormous peace and happiness at having accepted Islam; the pressure and strain of having to learn so much from scratch; the confusion at being told different opinions. I wanted to share some of the struggles a revert might face, … Continue reading Struggles of a Revert

Tie Your Camel

Anas ibn Malik reported: A man said, “O Messenger of Allah, should I tie my camel and trust in Allah, or should I leave her untied and trust in Allah?” The Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said, “Tie her and trust in Allah.” Source: Sunan al-Tirmidhī 2517 Tie your camel and … Continue reading Tie Your Camel