• Apr 11th '21

    Introduction to Revert Stories

    Over the month of Ramadan, we will be sharing the stories of sisters who came to Solace when they had nowhere else to go. These stories were taken from real cases that our support workers have helped since Solace began, and t...

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  • Feb 25th '21

    The Miracle of Light

    By Aliya Vaughan Imagine walking through life in total darkness; void of all cheer, purpose and meaning. This was me in my early twenties, a time when life should have been exciting and fulfilling. I did have fleeting moments of ‘happiness,’ but...

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  • Feb 17th '21

    The Miracle In My Story

    My name is Romina. I am the youngest of 8 children in an Afghan "pathan" family that lived in southern Africa and came to the UK when I was just under two years old. We didn't have lots of spare money growing up- we never ate out and often went to ...

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  • Jan 4th '21

    Get Ready To Be Tested…

    By Romina Afghan Did we think we were different? Did we think we were better than the people of the past? Did we think that the Quran didn’t apply to us? أَحَسِبَ ٱلنَّاسُ أَن يُتْرَكُوٓا۟ أَن يَقُولُوٓ...

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  • Dec 28th '20

    I Am Not Alone – Allah Is With Me

    By Aliya Vaughan Many of us have been struggling with loneliness during the Coronavirus lockdown. Trying to reach out to other sisters across social media and Zoom has become increasingly problematic. Even sisters with established friendship network...

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  • Nov 26th '20

    Raise Your Commitment- Letters to my Younger Self IV

    By Romina Afghan The Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him) said, 'Say: "I believe in Allah" — and then be steadfast.'" [Muslim] Take that advice of the Messenger of Allaah (peace be upon him); take it and make it your mantra. Commit. Just do i...

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  • Nov 4th '20

    Your Pain Has A Purpose: Letters To My Younger Self II

    By Umm Zachariyyah Dear Little Me, Yes, you. The one who cries so often, who is called "dramatic", "attention-seeking", "selfish". Come here little one; I have so much to tell you now that I'm older, and hopefully, wiser. I know you hold pain, and...

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  • Oct 21st '20

    3 Lessons To Turn a Mid-Life Crisis Into A Mid-Life Bloom

      By Romina Afghan How is it that one minute I was grappling with the reality of a new born and nappies and maintaining a marriage, and the next I am watching that 'baby' get married? How is it that my house that was so noisy and loud and chaotic at...

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