Does Your Islam Need an Overhaul?

Do You Need Motivation to Become the BEST Version of You?


Christal Joan is a personal development and lifestyle blog. If you’re a Muslim that wants to be the best version of yourself that you can be then you’re in the right place.

The blog started from a desire to share what I was learning abut Islam. Over the years it became more apparent to me that Islam as a COMPLETE lifestyle. The way we practice our Islam has become so compartmentalised. We have forgotten that Islam is ABOUT life.

So if you’re looking for advice and guidance on:

  • Becoming Muslim
  • How to incorporate Islam into your everyday life
  • Increasing your confidence as a Muslim in a non- Muslim society
  • How to achieve your goals the Islamic way

Then you’re in the right place!



I came to Islam in 2011 after many years of trying to find myself. As a devout Christian, I going to church up to 3 times a week including Bible Study. I read the Bible cover to cover and still found my heart restless. As I did more research into my faith, the Trinity and the narrative behind the collation and writing of the Gospels I drifted further and further away from the church. Eventually, I stopped going and started researching other religions.

I read into just about every religion you can think of including: Buddhism, Taoism, Judaism, Wicca, African Spirituality etc. Nothing seemed to answer the questions I needed answering or put my heart at ease.

And then a sister mentioned Islam. I immediately rejected it. But after some further research and one particular book, the day before Ramadhan 2011, I took my shahadah. Alhamdulillah. A new world of beauty was opening to me and I wanted everyone to know and benefit from it. I saw both born Muslims and reverts especially, missing out on the barakah that Allah swt has in store for us due to issues they brought with them from jahiliyyah (ignorance) and I wanted to change that!

First I started writing, now I’m taking action!



I offer one to one and group coaching to help Muslims with:

  • Self esteem issues and confidence
  • Transitioning from your old life into Islam
  • Public speaking
  • Preparing themselves to work in a non- Muslim environment
  • Motivational issues

Indeed, Allah will not change the condition of a people until they change what is in themselves Surah Ra’ad ayah 11


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13 thoughts on “ABOUT ME

  1. beautywithin21 says:

    You have yourself a new follower of your blog! Always refreshing and rejuvenating of the soul to hear and read some Islamic knowledge. Sending lots of love from one sister to another 🙂

  2. Zahrah Awaleh says:

    Salams Christal

    I’d like to invite you to an event I’m co-organising on the Black female Muslim experience and the challenges they face within the Muslim community. I’d love to hear from you.


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