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Memoirs From The Attic Of My Mind

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem I have experienced some great losses in my life. With each one came the anguish of loss. The helplessness that came with the loss and the deep raw sorrow which loomed over my...

Journey To Gratitude & Contentment (2)

Please read the first part here Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem The truth is that sometimes no matter how hard we work or how much we try; we may never reach some of our goals and aspirations. This,...

Journey To Gratitude & Contentment (1)

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem I started 2017 on a high note, quite optimistic and with lots of plans like most wannabe entrepreneurs. I believed with lots of determination, prayer and hard work I will be the CEO...

My Hijab Story Of Reluctance And Acceptance

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem My journey to wearing the Hijab was laced with tears, anger and fear. I was blessed to come from a spiritually conscious home. My father was and he is still my Teacher. He...

Letter To My Younger Self

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem I decided to write this letter to my younger self at the age of 33 going on to 34 in shaa Allah. I was actually inspired by someone’s letter; funny though, at that...

Five Ways To Deal With Envy (Hasad)

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem This four lettered green-eyed monster is as old as the existence of man. In those days, people only envy those they know; those in their circle of friends, family, neighbours or colleagues at...

Growing Into The Hijab

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem I grew up in a ‘regular’ Muslim family; prayer was very important such that even when you are ill, my mum can wake you up at 7 am and even boil water for...

Hajj; A Journey Of Lessons, Plus Tips

Bismillaahir-Rahmaanir-Raheem On Thursday, 14th September 2017, I had another opportunity to relive the journey I had enjoyed just less than a month before. My colleagues had teased me about how I was cheating and...