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Ramadan has taken me by storm. Just yesterday the month was dawning upon me, yet I find myself, today, already having reached the last 10 nights, as if the first 20 had charged through my life in full force, without hindrance or interruption. Time does not wait for anyone, it flows, passes, proceeds, and continues, … Read more
“Ramadan will be starting on Saturday” “I’m sorry, don’t you mean Sunday?” “Brothers, we will be fasting on Monday!” Ramadan, the blessed 9th month of the lunar Islamic year: A cyclical guest whose very commencement is, more often than not, a matter of difference and confusion. For most, Ramadan signals the re-enactment of the accustomed … Read more
It’s important to surround ourselves with positivity, but we must also realise that we can’t completely isolate ourselves from negative energy. Ignorance, difficulty and injustice will be found everywhere. If you get out of a testing situation, or cut ties with an angry person, understand that you will soon face negativity again. But let me … Read more
When I reflect on the past few months, I notice something. If you’d have asked me last year where I expected to be heading, my answer would have been very different from what I see in front of me today. In such a short amount of time, my life has changed drastically. It’s moments like … Read more
I’m a Muslim and I suffer from anxiety and depression. I used to feel so alone and isolated from my brothers and sisters. I’d see statistics that 1 in 4 of us will experience a mental health problem at some point and that the odds are even higher when we look at the student population. … Read more
I’m a sinner, one with sins too shameful to be known. If anyone finds out, how can I survive – but if I don’t tell anyone, will I be able to survive? “Whoever conceals [the faults of] a Muslim, Allah will conceal [his faults] in this life and the Hereafter.” – Bukhari So now what? … Read more
As-salamu-alaikum, wa-rahma-tullahi-wa-barakahtuhu,For the next couple of minutes, you will hear my story, It’s no Tarantino script and it’s not quite as gory, In fact, you may find certain parts a little bit boring, But God-willing, It will be ok and you won’t end up snoring. — Where to begin, where to start, The name is … Read more
They say if you want to know the character of a person, look at the people they surround themselves with. If you were to pause for a moment and evaluate your friendships, would you say that the people you surround yourself with are indicative of your character or of who you want to be? If … Read more
We only ever really see a small fraction of a person. Our perspective is incredibly limited. We don’t have access to the hearts of those around us, nor do we hear their cries in the quietest portion of the night. And often, when we make negative assumptions about others, it is a reflection of our … Read more
Beginnings are special. They signify opportunity. Just as the Sun radiates through the night sky to greet us with morning, beginnings carry with them countless blessings. These words mark the start of Manchester ISoc’s brand new blog. A platform to share stories, thoughts and reflections. We ask Allah (swt) to make this a good beginning, … Read more