Discussions, Writing

WHY WRITING MEANS SO MUCH TO ME… and why even though I’ve had an on-and-off relationship with it so far, I’m determined to keep going

Hello everyone…. I think we can all agree that at the very least, 2020 was a strange (although this hardly, hardly does it justice) year, and over the past 7 years of my life it was the first year which I did not engage in any writing whatsoever. I was overwhelmed by A Levels, and even though with lockdown I had more time on my hands, I just did not feel motivated or inspired to write (in fact, it was the very least of my concerns… simply adjusting to lockdown in a house with 7 other people was overwhelming, to say the least). I don’t want to jinx anything, but I know that the past few days have really changed my approach to writing that 2020 almost cemented in me (which was uncertainty, demotivation and lack of inspiration) and now with the second lockdown and my exams cancelled (don’t even ask about that because I don’t know what to even think lol) I feel like I almost have more room in my head to get back into writing. So really, this post is all about me talking about why writing means so much to me, why it’s so important to me that I get back into it and not abandon this special hobby to rot in the corner of my brain. I think a writer’s purpose is something that is very personal and unique to each individual – we all have our own way of dealing with things, expressing ourselves and voicing our own opinions – and every reason is valid – so I would love to hear what everyone else’s “purpose” as a writer is! 🙂

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duaas, islam

Islamic Perspective on Dealing with COVID-19 | For Muslims

Asalamualaikum (meaning in Arabic: peace be onto you) my fellow Muslim readers. I’m sure we’re all now fully aware of the international crisis that is going on at the moment. Things like global pandemics don’t happen often, and as Muslims, since we observe Islam as the centre of our lives, I think it’s important that we should look at things like this and see what we can learn from them – as well as observing the necessary Islamic protection (in the form of duaas).

Book Reviews, islamic fiction, no romance

Musa and the Blade

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Rating: ⭐️⭐️⭐️ (I liked it!)

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*Thank you to the author for providing me with a copy in exchange for an honest review* – I also realise there were some misconceptions in my review, so be sure to check the comments section as the author clears that up.

When an email popped up in my inbox asking if I’d be interested in reviewing a self-published Islamic-fiction book, as soon as I saw the words “Islamic-fiction” – trust me, I’d already made up my mind before I’d even read what the book was about. Which, in other cases may turn out to be a disaster, but in the case, it certainly was not so.

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