“I quit motherhood due to burnout”

Said no mother; ever. But last night, I came close. I have been suffering from acute parental burnout and general tiredness lately and the demands of mothering and home-keeping have been telling on my physical well-being. I went to bed wondering, once again, how (and …

Hope

Hope is the active recognition that despair won’t have the last word Unknown Don’t despair. Have hope that your dreams will come true That your aspirations will be realised That your effort will bear fruit And, most importantly, that your Duaa will be answered.

Winter Comforts

There is nothing like hugging a hot cup of tea with both hands on a chilly morning…. For me, a hot cuppa, sipped in solitude in the comfort of my home; is the definition of winter comfort. There is something ceremonial about brewing a cup …

Confronting old demons

About ten years ago, I arrived as a Nigerian freshie to a Northern English city called Leeds. I lived in this city for about two years before I moved down to Southern England where I have now lived for over 8 years. Although my time …

Walking on sand

The one who is sincere to his Lord is like the one who walks on sand; His footsteps are not heard, but its effects are seen Ibn Mas’ud (radiyallahu anhu) I came across this saying by Ibn Mas’ud (May Allah be pleased with him) , …

Death.

Remember MR NIGER D? Yeah, me too. It just so happens that the most certain and inevitable part of the life cycle of EVERY LIVING ORGANISM is the least discussed. Do you know why? Because life is all around us, it encompasses everything that we …

The one-hit wonder

The expression; ‘one-hit wonder’ has always baffled me. I always thought it was an unfair way to describe someone because I was convinced that human beings are not capable of having the same phenomenal level of output each time. The life of a person, in …

Going back

Have you ever met anyone who is on a weight loss program? Have you ever put yourself on a weight loss program?, made a decision to exercise at least once a day? decided to wear the hijab?, resolved to reciting the Qur’an everyday?, made a …

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