A note on Death and Paradise

Hello and Salaams!

This page is now being revised and edited for inclusion in my upcoming book, published by Beacon Books!

Do look out for a link to pre-order, coming soon.

Peace and Love,

Sidra Ansari

PS To help me on my journey to enoughism I will write down 3 things I am grateful for at the end of each post. These are:

  1. To be able to grieve collectively with family when we are struck by these life-changing events; to not be allowed to do this because a certain culture doesn’t see it as appropriate would be detrimental to our health, especially our psychological state of mind.
  2. I am grateful for my faith, which gives me concrete answers to my questions on life and death whenever I require it.
  3. Ramadan is coming up! I am grateful for this hugely blessed month and all the secrets it contains.  May we be of those who benefit from its unique benefits and beauty every year! Don’t forget to start preparing now (and I don’t mean to stock up your freezer with goodies!).

Since you’re here I have a small favour to ask. More people are reading the the7ofus.blog than ever but advertising revenues are non-existent. And unlike many lifestyle magazines, I haven’t put up a paywall – I want to keep my writing as open as I can. So you can see why I need to ask for your help. These posts take a lot of time and hard work to produce. It would be amazing if you could help fund me by donating a coffee a two to keep me going! Please press here to give.

Published by Sidra Ansari

Sidra Ansari is a freelance writer, blogger, copywriter and teacher. Although she was born in Manchester, she has lived in many places in the U.K including London, North Wales, Birmingham and Leicester. She now lives in the Black Country and dreams of living by the sea once again- a seagull being her preferred muse. She has been shortlisted for the AsianWriter Short Story Prize and was selected for WriteNow Live, the Penguin Mentoring Program for underrepresented writers. She works for the Mud Season Review as a Creative Non Fiction Reader and has work published in the inaugural Desert Rose Lit Magazine. Her self development book ‘Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love’ published by Beacon Books is out in 2020. She lives in the West Midlands with her husband of over fifteen years and five children. You can reach her at @sidra_writes on Twitter, sidra.7.ansari on Instagram and follow her blog at the7ofus.blog.

6 thoughts on “A note on Death and Paradise

  1. SubhanAllah…beautifully written and yes losing a loved one is 1 of the most hardest tests. Allah swt forgive and enter all those that have departed before us, and guide all those remaining on the right path inshaAllah. Aunty Tahira xxx Love n Duas Always x

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    1. Salaams Aunty, so lovely to hear from you! Ameen to your beautiful duas xxx May Allah be with us and help us always, especially when we need it the most x Love n duas to you too 💖


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