Twelfth Night at Bothwell Castle

Recently my husband and I went to a performance of Twelfth Night and the venue was Bothwell Castle. The stage was very small and was set at one end of the courtyard of the castle so it was outdoors. Given it was an evening in July, one might think there'd be no issue there however … Continue reading Twelfth Night at Bothwell Castle

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

Time is a Friend to the Heartbroken

Time is one of those things which always seems to do the opposite thing you want it to do. It goes brutally slowly when you are anxiously awaiting something in the future and frighteningly fast when you are anxiously dreading something. When time is running out with someone it flashes by rapidly. When you are … Continue reading Time is a Friend to the Heartbroken

Scotland Through Her Eyes – Part 3

Rays of sunshine emerged through gaps in the persistent and ever lingering clouds. Like rays of hope they shone amidst, and despite of, a bleak background. Rays showing her glimpses of beauty which she chose not to see before. Reflections glittered where dull waters lay previously. Colours developed and changed as the light drew over … Continue reading Scotland Through Her Eyes – Part 3

Scotland Through Her Eyes – Part 2

An array of boulders and pebbles, each helping one other to create a pathway for their love to reach the sea. Everyday the tide would take her away only to bring her back again. They knew she would come back, like she did everyday, and yet every absence was too long. The uncertainty which lingered … Continue reading Scotland Through Her Eyes – Part 2

Scotland Through Her Eyes – Part 1

As she looked out at the Loch, so peaceful and serene, it welcomed her with its beauty. It shared with her its tranquility and gave her refuge from the harsh contrast of the ever bustling streets and roads. People bumping into her and staring at her for reasons unknown to her. On this crisp, cold … Continue reading Scotland Through Her Eyes – Part 1

My Passion for Writing

My love of reading and writing are entwined. As much as I love reading stories, visiting other worlds and peoples' lives in my head; I also love conjuring up ideas and stories of my own.Β Ever since I can remember, I have always loved writing. From the time I learnt to write, I always had diaries … Continue reading My Passion for Writing

The Secret Hijabi

I first wore hijab when I went to the masjid to say my shahada. I had come to the decision I was going to embrace Islam and my friend and I had arranged to go to the masjid on the Friday evening. For me, there wasn't any doubt when it came to the topic of … Continue reading The Secret Hijabi