On Giving

Here is the best true story on giving I know, and it was told by Jack Kornfield of the Spirit Rock Meditation Center in Woodacre. An eight-year-old boy had a younger sister who was dying of leukemia, and he was told that without a blood transfusion she would die. His parents explained to him thatContinue reading “On Giving”

The Golden Door Truth Writers Award 2021

Hello and good morning lovely people! I’m so excited to share this video with the lovely Melanie Falvey, where I speak about my book and writing in general. This video came about when I was shortlisted for the Golden Door Award, for which I then went on to WIN the Bronze Golden Door Book Award!Continue reading “The Golden Door Truth Writers Award 2021”

Shortlisted For the Golden Door Award 2021!

Super thrilled that my book, Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love, published by @BeaconBooks has been shortlisted for the GOLDEN DOOR 2021 Award- Truth & Integrity of the Written Word!! Find out more here: GoldenDoorAwards.com/GoldenDoor2021 Why not join us on 4th September for the awards ceremony? In the meantime, if you haven’t already, buy itContinue reading “Shortlisted For the Golden Door Award 2021!”

Bring Them Flowers

To the Writer’s Friend: If you know someone who is writing a novel take them out for lunch. If they’ve finished one- even if it never gets published- it’s a great feat and a huge sustained effort. Bring them flowers.My students laugh. I say I’m not kidding.” Natalie Goldberg Here is a reminder to appreciateContinue reading “Bring Them Flowers”

Writing Does Not Freeze Us, It Frees Us!

Dear aspiring writer, In learning the art of writing, we can get caught up in trying to write the right thing. Wouldn’t it be better to let the emotion of a certain memory set you free? You can try this by exploring your feelings when you pay attention to the world around you. Your explorationContinue reading “Writing Does Not Freeze Us, It Frees Us!”

Launching My Book – 1st January

Hello and salaams, This is just a quick message to say that, alhamduLillah, I know where and when I’m going to launch my book! D’you remember in my last post I wasn’t sure what I was going to do? Well, Allah, in His Pure Wisdom and Generosity sent down an opportunity that I couldn’t refuse!Continue reading “Launching My Book – 1st January”

Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love is Available on Amazon!

Part 1 Chapter 1 Today I’d like to introduce my first chapter to you. It covers how my life changed after 9/11, how I came to practice Islam more seriously and how my identity has helped shaped my faith, and ultimately, my relationship with Allah. I kickstart this short and snappy audio series with theContinue reading “Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love is Available on Amazon!”

For the Love of It

Dear beautiful, wonderful, loyal readers, You have been with me through so many ups and downs in my writing life. It honestly wouldn’t have been the same without you by my side. I have been writing for over three years now and have pretty much fallen in love with the whole process; writing, connecting with the online writing community,Continue reading “For the Love of It”

Mental Health 2020

Hey guys, I’m so excited to show this to you. In my first week as Non-Fiction Editor at The Remnant Archive I’ve been blessed to work on this awesome project with our hard-working team. It’s so important to take every moment that we go through seriously. To take stock of the situation and not expectContinue reading “Mental Health 2020”

An Up and a Down in My Freelancing Journey

Things are not always straight forward in life. My new career choice is one of them. Freelancing has highs and lows. This week I have lost some regular work from a trusted client. It’s got me hustling and pitching like crazy again. I was kinda down because I was relying on the extra cash toContinue reading “An Up and a Down in My Freelancing Journey”