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Black, British AND Muslim?

      This is a topic that is close to my heart. I am Black British as most people would describe it. My mom was born here in the UK, the first generation from a Kittian mother (from St Kitts) and a Monstratton father (from Monserrat). My dad was born in Jamaica and came [...]

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Networking with a Twist: Sisters in Business

    I always assumed that networking was for high flying professionals who just handed out business cards and drank Prosecco. But when I was kindly invited by Sister Hanifa, the amazing mind behind Sisters in Business to give a short talk, I was suddenly thrown into the world of networking. All the way there [...]

The emotional story behind a very special card

Why This Birthday Card Made Me Cry

Bismillahir rahmanir raheem Why I don't do birthdays I don't celebrate birthdays. I follow the opinion that it is not permissible to celebrate anything outside of the two Eid's and Jummah on a Friday which is like a weekly Eid. So, when my birthday rolled around this year, I wasn't prepared to receive any special [...]