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As the end of 2017 approaches, I cannot help but think: what lessons have I learnt this year? In what ways have I grown? What have I learnt about myself? What appears most clear to me, and what I will readily carry into 2018, is...

Podcasts have become my new best friend for keeping me entertained while completing  those everyday mundane tasks, from my morning commute to work to scrubbing the bathtub. I have listened to a host of podcasts but the following five are a series of podcasts that...

Before Ramadan, I try to reflect on the past year and think about what I need to improve on in terms of my worship. Something I have been struggling with, is the nafl (supererogatory) prayers - prayers which are not obligatory but hold great reward. There...

From a young age, whenever I started my period during Ramadan I’d always feel relief – VACATION! A break from fasting! Then I’d be overcome by sheer guilt and a bewildering sense of failure. There were times where I couldn’t even hide my glee at...

Since getting married almost a year ago I still have not been able to secure my morning routine *crying*. I love and thoroughly miss waking up early and sleeping early. I miss the routine I had pre-marriage: prayers, Qur'an recitation, fresh homemade coffee, gym, shower,...

exfoliate your face every other night with a muslin cloth and face wash; inexpensive, non-toxic, gentle and effective apply kohl to eyes at bedtime for longer lashes and better vision exfoliate your lips with a muslin cloth moisturise your face at bedtime avoid applying coconut oil to your face file...

I LOVE FOLIAGE. Plush, verdant vegetation perfectly curated by Al-Mussawir. The density of all greenery intimidates me but the sheer beauty of it will always remain unmatched. First photo taken by: https://www.instagram.com/itsnadiarasheed/ Subsequent photos taken at University of Oxford Botanic Garden...

'Muslim cuisine, once the envy of the world, produced in the homes of the believers with love and remembrance of Allah's blessings, is being replaced with techno-food, which is not produce or livestock but a pre-packaged product bereft of barakah (blessing). Muslims have forgotten that...