My experience of viewing The Judge with Amaliah LushX

  I went to see the amazing screening of The Judge at LushX.  Who knew Lush had a film festival? And in true Lush style it wasn’t just a standard cinema, there was popcorn served in recycled lush pots, their bathroom full of lush products to pamper yourself. The screening room had a nice communalContinue reading “My experience of viewing The Judge with Amaliah LushX”

Nine things I’ve learnt from reading the autobiography of Malcolm X

Nine things I’ve learnt from reading the autobiography of Malcolm X I’ve been re-reading a lot of my old favourites this summer. I believe our perception of a text is tainted by our beliefs, values and our current life circumstances. Therefore, each time I read a book I gain different perspective that I didn’t theContinue reading “Nine things I’ve learnt from reading the autobiography of Malcolm X”

Understanding Suicide as a Muslim

Recently there has been a lot of press about suicide in the Muslim community due to the unfortunate suicide act in Mecca. Although it was very heartbreaking, it sparked conversations and raised more awareness about mental health in our communities. Particularly how faith and religiosity interacts with mental health. As a MA student in psychodynamicContinue reading “Understanding Suicide as a Muslim”

Surah Mujadila- The Pleading Woman

Recently I stumbled across a surah mujadila, a surah I’ve never heard of or read about. I was immediately intrigued by the title ‘pleading woman’. The surah begins by saying “Certainly has Allah heard the speech of the one who argues with you, [O Muhammad], concerning her husband and directs her complaint to Allah. AndContinue reading “Surah Mujadila- The Pleading Woman”

Maryam (Mary ra) the mother of Isa (Jesus RA)

As Muslims we often hear about the story of Maryam (ra) but we rarely truly take inspiration from it. All we know is that she was a virgin and the mother of Isa (ra). Today I want to share with you the lessons I found from reading her story in surah Imran and surah Maryam.Continue reading “Maryam (Mary ra) the mother of Isa (Jesus RA)”