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Honouring Allah’s Name

Honouring Allah’s Name

Sometimes we witness a terrible wrong that causes us much sorrow. Its significance gets lost in the moment and the righting of this wrong may not be seen until many years later. But when it is, we get to see the brilliance and beauty of Allah’s Divine plan (qadr)....

Ramadan Renewal and Refocus

Ramadan Renewal and Refocus

By Aliya Vaughan There are so many posts on social media celebrating Ramadan. It is an exciting time, but for some Muslims it is the cause for much anxiety, grief, and sadness. If this resonates with you, what is it that prevents you from welcoming Ramadan with open...

The Miracle of Light

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 most of my memories...

The Miracle In My Story

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...

Get Ready To Be Tested…

Get Ready To Be Tested…

By Romina Afghan Again and again in the Quran, we are presented with the stories of the people of the past– those who were successful and those who failed; those who came through the arena of tests that is this world, and those who drowned in it’s...