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A few weeks ago I was sitting at my desk at home, elbows on the table. Whilst writing up an essay,  I slumped my chin on the palm of my hand. I then felt my pulse so intensely under my chin - now, this is...

There are certain words and syllables that are pleasing to enunciate, such as cultivate, Ar-Raḥmān and efflorescence. There are also words that just pair together so deliciously and for me right now, those are sage water and cactus honey - such beautifully harmonic words that...

Having the money and means to travel thousands of miles comfortably is an extraordinary luxury, so it's only natural that I pull out my journal on this trip to Chefchaouen to write a short list of the things I am grateful for - a self-care/gratitude...

It has become incredibly easy in this instagram-selfie-social-media culture to compare yourself to other people. A millisecond of someone’s life, in a quadrilateral frame can make you feel incredibly unworthy, and silencing the self-deprecating thoughts is a challenge in itself. My thoughts were along the...

Amongst all the acts of worship and what it means to be obedient to Allah, fasting is the most acute in sharpening the soul’s awareness of Allah. Meaningful and conscientious fasting is a stringent regulation of one’s self in all of the components that satisfy...

I am deeply awed by the wonders of essential oils. They relate to the human body in different modes: physiologically, whereby the essential oil affects the system of the body and the physical changes that can be brought about, and psychologically, wherein the essence is...

For years I avoided buying, cooking, eating and ordering sweet potatoes after having it served as fried sweet potato chips once upon a time by my mother as an after-school snack. I resented sweet potatoes thoroughly for its treacly taste and stringy texture. Who are...

Mindful eating is nothing new, but in reality, it is so difficult to practise, especially at iftar time during Ramadan. We are obviously incredibly famished, thirsty and utterly excited as the sun sets, so we stack our plates with food that oftentimes we are unable...

This weekend I will be attending my first retreat - Nature, Spirituality and the Feminine with Ladies of Light. In preparation, a message was sent out from one of the organisers, she asked the participants to think about our intentions for the trip. Whenever the...