Solace Blog

Xmas Blues

Every year for the past 27 years the months leading up to Christmas triggers mixed emotions. Thankfully they get less as time passes but I do understand a revert’s experience of Christmas blues. It used to be a big celebration in our house. Every year we’d have people...

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...

Finding Solace In Palestine

Finding Solace In Palestine

By Sheena Hussain Being an avid traveller, I honestly had no idea what to expect when I embarked on my first ever journey to the Holy Land, more accurately described as Al-Quddus, the beautiful and glorified plains of Palestine. The excitement of my journey was...

Stories of Solace: The Power Of Du’aa

Stories of Solace: The Power Of Du’aa

By Aliya Vaughan It was the summer of 2005 and the birth of my fourth child was imminent. I had it all worked out. I opted for a home birth as my second child was born at home and I had enjoyed the experience. Unfortunately, things did not quite go according to plan....

Stories Of Solace: Releasing Toxic Ties

Stories Of Solace: Releasing Toxic Ties

By Abigail Maryam Be like a tree and let the dead leaves drop. Jalaluddin Rumi There was a mosque I used to go to. It housed a tight community of people who knew one another well. No one was left out, and they enthusiastically invited all newcomers to attend their...