ManchesterISOC Writes

Assalamualaikum and welcome to the University of Manchester Islamic Society’s very own blog! A platform to document your stories, thoughts and reflections! 

Check in for regular posts on all kinds of topics! 

We ask Allah (swt) to make this a continuous source of benefit for us all. 

This blog is about you! Whether it’s a thoughtful reminder, a personal story or even recipe for a mouthwatering halal dish, we want to hear about it!

Want to get involved? Have a question? Please write to us at blog@manchesterisoc.com!

Share Your Story: Story 1

As part of our ‘Mind Your Mind’ Mental Health Campaign we asked you to share your stories. Our aim is to create a space to...

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...

Revert stories: The only Muslim in the village

This 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...

Introducing Al-Kitab Club

Assalamu 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...

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...

Ramadan: The Last Ten Nights

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...

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...

The Power of You

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...

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...

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...

My Story

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...

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...

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...