ManchesterISOC WritesOur latest blogs The Dawn of Islam in West Africa The Legacy of Sumayyah Bint Khayyat The Legacy of Umm Ayman Best Places To Eat In Manchester Living At Home During University The Dawn of Islam in West AfricaWest Africa, often an overlooked part of the Muslim world, is a place with a rich, and lengthy Islamic history. Islam first appeared here during...Read More The Legacy of Sumayyah Bint KhayyatAnother remarkable woman with great significance in early Islam is Sumayyyah bint Khayyat. She played an important role in early Islam by exhibiting strength in...Read More The Legacy of Umm AymanThe early history of Islam is marked by many remarkable black individuals who played an important role in the life of the Prophet SAW and...Read More Best Places To Eat In ManchesterIf you’re familiar with eating out and experimenting then you’ll know that the price of food doesn’t always dictate it’s quality nor does it guarantee...Read More Living At Home During UniversityStarting university can be a daunting experience. For many it’s their first time living away from home, taking care of their own finances, and being...Read More A Muslim’s Guide to Living on CampusFrom our own experience, we know moving away from home for the first time to an unfamiliar city can be intimidating, especially as a Muslim...Read More Welcome Back!From the eager freshers to the returning students, we warmly welcome you this September of 2020 to the University, ISoc, and most importantly, to our...Read More ‘Today I Wanted to End My Life’. An Account on Having HopeAs part of our Mind Your Mind Mental Health Campaign we will be submitting stories that you send in to us about your experiences with...Read More Mental Illness Is Not A Personal FailureAs part of our Mind Your Mind Mental Health Campaign we will be submitting stories that you send in to us about your experiences with...Read More ‘I Didn’t Realise I Had Mental Health Issues Until This Year’As part of our Mind Your Mind Mental Health Campaign we will be submitting stories that you send in to us about your experiences with...Read More Share Your Story: Story 1As part of our ‘Mind Your Mind’ Mental Health Campaign we asked you to share your stories. Our aim is to create a space to...Read More Al-Kitab Club: The Autobiography of Malcolm XMalcom X is such a well-known figure across the world, but how much do we really know about his life? “I’ve had enough of someone...Read More Oh the Places You’ll Pray!Most of us often find ourselves praying between the masjid, university prayers rooms or in our homes but on occasion, when we can’t find anywhere...Read More Al-Kitab Club: Our Thoughts on This Month’s BookIf you’ve ever wanted to delve into the Seerah of the Prophet but didn’t know where to start, this book is for you! Title: Muhammad...Read More Coping with Injustice: Strike Your Stick Like Musa (AS)Every time we turn on the news, scroll down our Facebook feeds or listen to the radio it seems as though all we hear about...Read More Revert stories: The only Muslim in the villageThis week we got the opportunity to interview Sherrie, an MA Translation and Interpreting Studies student from Malpas, who reverted to Islam. The interview was wonderfully insightful...Read More Interview Corner: Reflections from the Refugee CampsThis week, we sat down with committee members from Manchester ISoc to hear what they had to say about their recent trip to Lebanon with...Read More Introducing Al-Kitab ClubAssalamu alaikum wa rahmatullahi wa barakatuhu! Manchester ISoc would like to present Al-Kitab Club. We can often feel overwhelmed by all of the things we wish...Read More Favourite Ayahs challenge by Manchester ISocThe Qur’an. 6236 ayahs. Each one perfectly beautiful in its own way. Each one full of answers, lessons and guidance. We wanted to hear from...Read More We’re back! Assalamualaikum! It’s fair to say that some long overdue blog posts are in order! After dusting off the cobwebs and eagerly scribbling away at...Read More Ramadan: The Last Ten NightsRamadan has taken me by storm. Just yesterday the month was dawning upon me, yet I find myself, today, already having reached the last 10...Read More Welcome, Ramadan“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...Read More The Power of YouIt’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...Read More What about tomorrow?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...Read More Let’s talk about Mental Health 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...Read More My StoryAs-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...Read More You are who you surround yourself withThey say if you want to know the character of a person, look at the people they surround themselves with. If you were to pause...Read More The souls we don’t see 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...Read More Beginnings 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...Read MoreWant to get involved? Have a question? Please write to us at email@example.com!Click here to see a full archive of all our blog posts!