Unlike previous Ramadan’s, this Ramadan was not throwing me into religion. By that I mean I had actually started improving myself before Ramadan came around; I was praying more consistently, even whilst I was at work. I was making an effort to start my day with doing tasbeeh and a dua, it helped improved my positivity and mental attitude greatly.
“So are you a Muslim then?” I theatrically sighed as though I was trying to find the correct way to word it. But hours of practice ensured that I knew exactly what lines came next. […]
One Ramadan, back when I was in year 7, I decided that it was time that I started wearing the hijab. I believed that it was the right time for me because year by year, my belief in Allah just strengthened as my knowledge of Islam increased.
I was seven years old and I was keeping my fast ever roza. I was so proud of myself for making the decision of fasting because I thought it made me a grown up. I knew I would get lots of praise and that the attention would be on me that night during iftaar.
I will always read more fictions because I love being able to escape into someone else’s madness, relate their struggles to my own or be drawn into something completely magical and out of this world. […]
This isn’t really for anyone in particular to read. It’s my own resolution but I wanted to put it on the blog so it’s out there in the universe.
Like most children, I went to lots of department stores and home stores with my mother. She was always looking at bone china teacups and crystal brandy glasses and I was always wondering what the […]
The story of Anarkali has been popular in Pakistani, Indian and Bangladeshi culture and has been featured in and inspired many films, plays and stories throughout the years. I remember mummaji telling me this story […]
Okay so a couple of weeks back I planned a small, spontaneous weekend break in London. I was looking for something that was nice enough to feel like a treat but affordable enough for me to turn the weekend into a shopping break without coming away feeling broke – them ones. It didn’t take me long to find Urban Villa located in Brentford.
There’s been many moments in my life when I thought about putting pen to paper and writing a diary but I really couldn’t be bothered. Plus I always thought that if I died and someone […]