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Return to worship after trying times

Return to worship after trying times

Iman was born and raised in London.  She is a former teacher who taught English as a Foreign Language in Saudi Arabia for almost a decade. Iman loves reading, writing, travelling and learning about other cultures.  The nature of this worldly life is that...

EID-UL-ADHA: A celebration of sacrifice

EID-UL-ADHA: A celebration of sacrifice

Monica is from the West Midlands and is currently working in higher education. Nature lover, bookworm extraordinaire, and in hot pursuit of the white rabbit!  Every year, by the will of Allah, we come together during the month of Dhul-Hijjah to rejoice and...

Attaching to Allah in Ramadan

Attaching to Allah in Ramadan

By Shuhani Shohid Some of my early Ramadan experiences and memories consist of my mum praying in the dark for long hours through the night; her making heartfelt teary dua’s before she breaks her fast. I have memories of getting ready for tarawih and going to the...

Finding The One Through Loneliness In Ramadan

Finding The One Through Loneliness In Ramadan

By Monica Ramadan is a renowned celebratory season, where friends and family gather collectively, special prayers take place, and there’s a real sense of joy, community and unity. However, it can also be a lonesome time for some, particularly those who have newly...

The Ramadan Imposter

The Ramadan Imposter

By Fatna, London Imposter syndrome: somebody who is unable to feel joy at their achievements as they are always fearing the exposure of their (imagined) inadequacy and inauthenticity. Although when the psychologists Pauline Rose Clance and Suzanne Imes first...

Ramadan, a time to detox our souls

Ramadan, a time to detox our souls

By Zaynab Dawood Muslims eagerly anticipate the coming of this special month with the supplication: “Oh Allah, allow us to reach the month of Ramadan.” This short prayer acknowledges our vulnerability as humans, as none of us know for certain if we will live to see,...

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