Lifestyle

You can have it all…in a week

This week being part of the GA panel as a moderator really made me think about my own work life balance and the lives we are currently living. The world is moving faster but with Globilisation has also come positive effects like flexible working. There were a few things I learned and here are 10.  We…

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Periods and Ramadan…

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 starting my period and even my family noticed too –…

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Green fingers!

With summer around the corner I love to get out into the garden. Alhamdulilah I have access to my parents garden and plant the usual tomatoes and potatoes as they are easier to grow! Whether you live in a flat or have a garden, herbs are a great way to start your green fingers journey. If…

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5 P’S TO PRODUCTIVITY

Have you ever come to work or woken up in the morning with a drive to be productive and just get lots done, to achieve and progress? As the day escapes and time slips away you find you’re not even denting your to-do list and in fact your whole focus has changed? Ramadan is fast approaching and…

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Get the look – Dishoom Interior

Get the Look: Dishoom If you’ve ever been to Dishoom, you’ll know that the dreamy interiors are key to helping build up  the gastronomic narrative of old-school Bombay. They cocoon you into India’s art deco past, allowing you to get a sense of how the food will taste before its even touched your lips. The…

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What does success look like in the eyes of Allah?

Reflections: Redefining success? By Halimat Shode With just over a month until Ramadan 2017 begins, the month of fasting and spiritual activity to draw closer to our Lord cannot be underestimated. It is a chance for renewal without waiting for the end of the year to approach us once again. It is also a chance…

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Summer treats…

Summers creeping in so we thought we’d get the garden parties started with these beautiful summer shop stoppers! Veils are not bombs nor bullets. The veil is brave. It wasn’t meant to be but it has become. The Body Shop Ramadan Gift Collection #manchesterstrong an open letter by Abu Eesa to the rest of the…

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Meet the couple making Islam accessible to the blind.

Wife & Husband Yadira and Nadir Making The Quran in Braille Accessible To The Blind Community One Dot At A Time Husband and wife duo Yadira and Nadir set up Islam by touch as a means to help blind people access Islamic literature through braille. Yadira was born with glaucoma and raised as a Catholic where…

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Refresh your desk and optimise the way you work

With exam season looming for those in education, and working from home becoming more prevalent than ever, our desks are due to see a lot more of us. A few simple tricks and twists can be used to make your desk space more enjoyable to use and reduce the burden of having to work there.…

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