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”
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?”
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”
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”
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”
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”
Honest advice to parents who think they are always right.