Happy Mother’s Day (Eat some cake!)

Every day I feel the privilege of being a mum,From the unconditional hugs and cuddlesTo the deep love that binds us for eternity,A mother is not herself butA being divided into parts,When her child is hurting,her heart physically aches,It is restless with uncertaintyGrateful when everyone is closeand complete with a warm hugFull of indignation withContinue reading “Happy Mother’s Day (Eat some cake!)”

Zaytuna Book Club 🤲🏼🥰

“Women who read are dangerous” 😁💪🏽🌹Cannot believe one of my favourite shaykhs has begun a book club and is teaching a masterclass on reading!!AlhamduLillah! Woohoo!! Intro here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4RXG1iGU9M ⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣ #bibliophile #book #bookaddict #bookaholic #bookblogger #bookclub #bookclubofinstagram #bookclubs #bookcommunity #bookish #booklove #booklover #booklovers #booknerd #bookobsessed #bookphotography #bookreview #books #booksbooksbooks #bookshelf #booksofinstagram #bookstagram #bookstagrammer #bookworm #goodreads #igreadsContinue reading “Zaytuna Book Club 🤲🏼🥰”

Stories for Eid by Sidra Ansari 😃

Totally blown away by the audiobook reading of my Stories for Eid collection by the awesome Nabil Elouahabi, @Actornabil! Thank you! What a treat to listen to these with my family this evening. Not allowed to share with anyone yet, but they’ll be out just in time for Eid this Spring 🤩@ladybirdbooks. If you’d likeContinue reading “Stories for Eid by Sidra Ansari 😃”

Book Birthday 🎉🥰

🎉 🎉 It’s my book’s 1st B’DAY!! 🎉🎉Time for a GIVEAWAY!!Follow my blog & like this post to win a signed copy of ‘Finding Peace Through Prayer and Love’ written by me and published by @BeaconBooks.3 winners will be drawn at 1pm on Friday 7th Jan! Good Luck! 👍😊 # ⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣ #giveaway #selfhelp #amazon #amwritingContinue reading “Book Birthday 🎉🥰”

A Visit to Dolgoch Falls

When I was younger I was happiest in the shopping centre with my sisters and then I got married and my husband would rush through the shopping centre, never really enjoying the process of buying things! (I wonder why!!🙃😉☺️) I soon stopped loving it 😂 maybe I’ll start enjoying shopping again once the kids areContinue reading “A Visit to Dolgoch Falls”

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”

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!”

What Do Your Children Mean to You? Write About It!​

On Twitter somebody asked whether having kids was all bad. What she had heard recently had put her off kids for life!! Oh dear 😬 This was my response. What’s yours? ⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣.⁣ #love #family #childrenarethebest #mykidsaremylife❤️ #mykids❤️ #happykids #kids #mykidsrock #mykidsmyworld #mykidshave4legs #happy #mykidsarerad #life #mykidsarethecutest #mykidsareawesome #momlife #childhood #instagood #children #childrenarethebest #mykidsaremyeverything #mykidsaremylife #mykidslovemeContinue reading “What Do Your Children Mean to You? Write About It!​”

He’s in a Better Place

He rests in peace with a beautiful smile, He can no longer hide, The station he has reached, inside, There’s no doubt he’s in a better place No longer able to grace Us with his loving gaze, The angels will now have the honour Of taking his soul, Lighter than the flutter of a bird’sContinue reading “He’s in a Better Place”

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!”