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  • Jan 25th '23

    “I’m living a double life.”

    "I'm living a double life." At home, I am just a regular girl. I am my parents' daughter and an older sister to my siblings. Outside of my home or at uni, I'm a Muslim. My family knows nothing about this, nor can I ever tell them… They wo...

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  • Dec 28th '22

    Leaving behind the winter of your life

    By Zaynab Dawood Shorter days, longer nights…  There is a stillness and barrenness in winter that yields a sense of hopelessness.  Shorter days and longer nights entrap us, and for many this is a serious issue.  SAD, Seas...

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  • Dec 21st '22

    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. Ev...

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  • Nov 28th '22

    Be Kind…To Yourself

    By Romina Afghan Aisha, the wife of the Prophet sallAllaahu alayhi wa sallam, reported that the Messenger of Allah, peace and blessings be upon him, said: “Verily, Allah is gentle and He loves gentleness. He rewards for gentleness what is n...

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  • Nov 21st '22

    Free Mixing and Affairs of the Heart

    *Based upon a true story. Real names have been changed. Coming off the phone with her mother, Sarah was filled with anxiety and guilt. Maybe her parents thought she was extreme for not wanting to attend the party. Maybe it was just one boundary t...

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  • Nov 10th '22

    Walking in solidarity with Her in Nottingham (2022)

    By Aliya VaughanThe countdown had begun…it was only a week before the big day. Two Solace ‘Walks with Her’ were to take place in London and Manchester. The anticipation and excitement were mounting but sadly, I would not be participating. Livi...

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  • Nov 3rd '22

    We Walked With Her in London!

    Sunday 9th October 2022  Written by Madeha   Solace’s 'Walk With Her' initiative presented itself to me, by the Qadr of Allah, through their email subscription. I had been wanting to take part in a fundraising project that wou...

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  • Oct 11th '22

    Letter From The CEO: September 2022

    To the Solace Community: Assalamu alaikum dear Brothers and Sisters, If you've been reading my letters since we began earlier this year, you may have noticed you haven't received one since July 2022. There are a number of reasons for that...

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  • Sep 8th '22

    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...

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