The Misinterpretation of Muhammadu Sanusi II

Originally posted on Gimba Kakanda's Blog:
? There is a reason the North of Nigeria is yet to be “on top of the situation”, as our policymakers tend to say even when a crisis is out of control, in the quest to redeem the escalating social problems that abound there. It is because we are in denial of the origins, starting from our manipulation…

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Embodying The Sunnah: Ibn Ali Miller

If you’ve been on social media over the past month then you might have come across the viral video of Ibn Ali Miller, a 26-year-old Black Muslim man who breaks up a fight between two teenage boys in Atlanta. The video which now has millions of views has been highly lauded by several people online […]

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The Best of Black Twitter’s Reaction to Pepsi’s Advert

Usually I don’t post on things like this, because I genuinely believe that a lot of companies have now bought into the marketing strategy of ‘There is no such thing as bad publicity’ and as a result, there have been several instances where it’s been apparent that companies (including news outlets) commission adverts or articles […]

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Reflections on Being an ISoc Head Sister

I had intended to write a post on my reflections of being the President of an Islamic Society in May after exams, when I fully get back to blogging but luckily for me (Alhamdulilah!) I came across the post below by a dear sister – Siddika – who is the outgoing Head sister of the […]

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Documentary Review: I am not Your Guru (Tony Robbins)

‘I am not your Guru’ is a two-hour feature documentary on renowned motivational speaker Tony Robbins which follows his annual six days ‘Date With Destiny’ seminar.  I stumbled on it accidentally on Netflix and decided to give it a watch. I was in need of some motivation and I was familiar with Tony Robbins through Oprah’s […]

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Book Review: Milk & Honey by Rupi Kaur

If this is what heartbreak feels like, then I’m glad I’ve never experienced it because Milk and Honey is a raw book that delves into topics such as heartbreak and self-love as we follow Rupi Kaur through her journey. A quick disclaimer at this point that if you love this book, my review will probably […]

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Another Update! & Vote

So I’ve mostly been away from blogging due to my second-year retakes which I couldn’t balance with blogging and extra-curricular activities. In sha Allah, it should be done in two months so please do keep me in your prayers. In the meantime, I have been very fortunate to have been nominated in the Tab’s ‘London Students […]

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Social Media Etiquette

Less than 2 months before I am officially back to blogging and I could not be more excited! In the mean-time, check out an article that I recently wrote for Amaliah on social media etiquette and let me know what you think. Extract Let’s Talk – Social Media Etiquette & The Hijabi YouTuber Conundrum The world […]

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3. Lord I Thank You

What is your morning like? An intentional and focused morning is important to me for setting the tone for the day. Over the past few months I’ve been working on getting my mojo back in regards to my morning routine. Hence the focus of this post is about two exercises that I do in the […]

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2. We Are Closer To Him

  “And indeed We have created man, and We know whatever thoughts his inner self-develops, and We are closer to him than (his) jugular vein.” (Quran 50:16). There was a particular day earlier this month where I was really anxious, and at the time, I knew that I needed to find comfort and soothing in something. […]

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1. How Are You Feeling?

Four words. One question. How are you feeling?  I remember stopping in my tracks when I heard the question with a perplexed facial expression that probably read, ‘was that directed to me?’. I was confused. Here was the Head of the Freshers events, an important annual event asking me how I was feeling. In the moment […]

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Oh, Hi There

Asalaam Alaykum Everyone! (peace and blessings upon you all). At the risk of sounding like a You Tuber, I can’t believe it has been over a month! I was supposed to take a two -week break from the end of August to early September while I was at Oxford for a Leadership programme but before […]

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