Book Review of Centring Black Narrative- Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims

 Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims written by Dawud Walid an African American imam and Ahmed Mubarak an Islamic educator. The aim of this book is to explore the meaning of ‘Blackness’ in relation to Arabs in the time of the Prophet Muhammed (SAW) and the early centuries of Islam. In particular how this informationContinue reading “Book Review of Centring Black Narrative- Black Muslim Nobles Among the Early Pious Muslims”

What can emotional words in Yoruba tell us about how mental health is perceived in Nigerian culture?

  In order fully understand mental health, I believe we need to gain an understanding of our unique cultural context. Our culture plays a big role in constructing what emotions we even experience and what feelings we deem acceptable or not. There are six main emotions found in most cultures sadness, happiness, surprise, disgust, angerContinue reading “What can emotional words in Yoruba tell us about how mental health is perceived in Nigerian culture?”

My reflections from my trip to Gambia

I recently took a trip to Gambia the smiling coast of west Africa. It was a beautiful distraction I needed from the my dull grey British life. It’s a country with amazing history and beauty. I can say hands down it’s the best holiday. There is so much I would like to write but IContinue reading “My reflections from my trip to Gambia”

The struggles of being a Single Muslim Woman

Is it a crime to be a single independent female in the Muslim community? That’s the question I ask myself nearly every time I go to the mosque. I’m currently living in a small town in northern England which I moved to due to work. As a practising Muslim in a very white working classContinue reading “The struggles of being a Single Muslim Woman”

Heart broken, Goal crushed, Dreams on hold?

Have you been so convinced of something and then it doesn’t work out? Or had a goal to achieve but it completely flopped? Confused when your time will come? Your soul has been crushed, confidence knocked, hope gone. That’s how I’ve been feeling lately. I’ve been trying to move forward in my life but itContinue reading “Heart broken, Goal crushed, Dreams on hold?”