Year: 2014

The graph of spirituality

  We often assess our progress in life through materialistic targets.  Qualifications, promotions and rising salaries all enable us to make in-roads that lead us to these targets. Some people’s ambitions are limited to paying off the mortgage and saving

Dealing with anxiety

It must happen when you get older…. perhaps…. it is the only explanation I have.  There was a time when I took life in my stride.  Any changes, big or small, were never a concern.  A few butterflies before an

Charity is a smile

Some of us are born with the natural ability to produce a smile without hesitation.  We feel  more than comfortable smiling at strangers as we walk past them, making a human connection for that fraction of  a second  that the

I’m not a celebrity, I am a Muslim

My book ‘I’m not a celebrity I am a Muslim’ is now available on www.amazon.co.uk. Please have a look at my interview with the Dewsbury Reporter about the book – http://m.dewsburyreporter.co.uk/news/local/former-teacher-hopes-memoir-will-dispel-islam-myths-1-7028206 My only intention behind the book is to inform, inspire

Anger management

  Anger is a strong emotion.  Some of us can manage it whilst others find that it overtakes them, leaving them without any sense of control. “Those who spend (in Allah’s cause) in prosperity and in adversity, who repress their

The After Life

Every morning when I wake up I have a feeling of nervousness: butterflies in my stomach that can’t be explained.  There is nothing planned  in the day ahead that suggests a reason for this uneasiness.  As I leave my warm

Blood is thicker than water?

  Blood relations: A blessing in disguise?   “Whoever believes in Allah and the Last Day, let him maintain the bonds of kinship.” (Bukhari) O mankind! Be dutiful to your Lord, Who created you from a single person (Adam) and

Meditation

    How do you meditate? How do you leave the world behind and  for a few precious moments, immerse yourself in something other than your immediate world? It’s a common question with many answers, but putting those answers in

Absurdity of faith

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