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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...

How Is My Duaa Possible…?

How Is My Duaa Possible…?

By Romina Afghan “How?” is a common question that springs to mind when we think of asking Allah for something that we really want, and many times this question hides a shadow that lurks upon our hearts; a shadow of doubt and incredulity about whether or...