Readiness for Ramadan

The blessed month of Ramadan is almost upon us and my phone has already been exploding with notifications of upcoming webinars, lectures and tips for a productive month of worship and reward. As well-meaning as all of this is, I actually find it sends me into a state of frenzy and anxiety. In an ageContinue reading “Readiness for Ramadan”

Should I Forgive to Forget or Forget so that I may Forgive?

This is one of those conundrums that I have often found myself in when pondering over the sense of having been wronged. For the most part, I think I forgive so that I may forget.  I have forgiven all those who have hurt me knowingly or unknowingly.  To be honest, the only impetus for thatContinue reading “Should I Forgive to Forget or Forget so that I may Forgive?”

A Lesson in Emotional Self-Defence

If there’s one thing that I am grateful for since my divorce, it is the return of total independence in my life.  I mean independence from another human being.  That is not to suggest that I suffered miserable subjugation at the hands of another.  However, it is true that whilst I was married, I gaveContinue reading “A Lesson in Emotional Self-Defence”

Every Day is Mother’s Day

It is a curious Western tradition that today sees many people around the world celebrate their Mother.  There is no doubt that the intention behind the idea of singling out a specific day to dedicate to all mothers, in recognition of their unconditional love and service to their families, is a commendable one.  However, IContinue reading “Every Day is Mother’s Day”

Compassion through Computers?

In this digital age, most of us are compelled to conduct our personal and professional transactions through the faceless and soulless online frontier.  We have been sucked up into a voluminous vortex from which there is no escape.  Though it has its advantages, it comes as no surprise that a lot of people lament theContinue reading “Compassion through Computers?”

Unsticking the Stigma

Looking at the blog title, it should not come as a surprise that my topic today is about Divorce.  Yes, I say Divorce with a capital ‘D’.  This is because the impact of it can’t be overemphasised. Why am I still dwelling on this topic given it’s been almost five years since that decisive turningContinue reading “Unsticking the Stigma”

Learning Not to Judge at Face Value

I was recently asked, “Where do you get the inspiration to write your blog posts?”  To be honest, for the most part, I rarely plan what the conversation for each week will be.  My inspiration usually occurs during an epiphanous moment I have in the middle of a casual conversation with someone or when IContinue reading “Learning Not to Judge at Face Value”

Patience For and With the Good

We all know the need to bear patience when things don’t go to plan.  Our plan.  How many times have we heard someone give that timeless advice to keep positive, understand that when things go seemingly wrong, it’s Allah’s way of testing us to remain calm?  We need to put our wholehearted trust in Him.Continue reading “Patience For and With the Good”

The Secret of Insouciance

Lately, I have been thinking a lot about longevity.  I guess when the prime of life has passed, this is the inevitable phase that the mind enters. Coronavirus, lockdown, vaccines, isolation, death…all pretty grim words that have become part of the vernacular of front doorstep conversations and political debates across the world.  Glancing at newsContinue reading “The Secret of Insouciance”