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by Anonymous I went into this Ramadan with an intention to make it better than previous Ramadan’s. Too often had I gone through the month sleeping the day away, making it down to the table for iftaar five minutes before Maghrib, and spent what time I was awake simply…
Originally posted on lse and me:
For most people, the end of exams means the start of summer! Whilst this was true, it also meant the arrival of the month of Ramadan. Although many would say it’s unfortunate that I’ve had to throw myself straight into Ramadan mode after my exams, I would rather look at it more as a blessing, … More Ramadan Reflections
When it comes to one’s identity as a Muslim – the hijaab is the most obvious one when judging by a person’s exterior. With men it’s a bit different. Where, for the most part, Muslim women can be identified by their clothing and headscarf , it is less easy to confidently assume a particular male … More WORLD HIJAB DAY – Is the hijab oppressive?
This past summer saw me religiously checking my Facebook news feed and twitter, full of live updates and news on what was happening in Gaza, it was near impossible to draw me away from my phone. The images of young children and civilians, guilty of simply being in the wrong place at the wrong time, … More CONFLICT : CONTINUING TO TAKE LIVES
Omar is a Palestinian film, set in the West Bank, which sheds light on the reality of the occupation and the lives of the people living there. I am doing my EPQ project on the Arab-Israeli conflict and so decided to watch some films which focus on life in the Palestinian territories and how the conflict … More OSCAR NOMINATED FILM ‘OMAR’
Originally posted on Hares Boys:
The car accident At around 18:30 on Thursday 14 March 2013, a car crashed into the back of a truck on Road 5 in Salfit Governorate, occupied Palestine. The driver and her 3 daughters were injured, one of them – seriously. The driver, Adva Biton, was going back to the…
‘The world is your oyster‘ they say. I’m definitely young and naive but I know that the mistakes I make now are the ones that I will learn from. The chances and opportunities I am too scared to take might be the ones that can change my life, for the better. So take a deep breath and … More INVINCIBLE?
After arriving in Madinah we checked into our hotel and headed straight to sleep! We woke up the next morning refreshed, and in time to catch the Dhuhr prayer at the Prophet’s mosque in Madinah. Upon entering one of the most holiest mosques in the world, I looked up in awe at the ‘umbrella’ like figures that … More UMRAH TRIP – DAY 2
Sunday 16th February 2014 – we set off. THE JOURNEY Somehow my family all managed to be ready by 8am for the taxi to London Heathrow, despite all the last minute packing we squeezed in amidst a chaotic household. In the taxi on the way to the airport I was buzzing. So excited! I have … More UMRAH TRIP – DAY 1
In the February half term I went to Saudi Arabia to perform Umrah, a small pilgrimage performed by Muslims at any time of the year. (It is not the same as Hajj!) As a camera enthusiast I took lots of pictures and videos to capture the beauty of the place, full of diversity, rich history and … More UMRAH DIARIES