August 20, 2020

Sunday 16th August, 2020 was no ordinary day for me. It was an opportunity for me and many of my new friends from the ‘Skipton & The Dales for Social Change Group’ to create change by educating through dialogue. 

We were holding a ‘Picnic in the Park’, an event which...

July 30, 2020

Millions of Muslims would have been gathering in Mecca, taking part in completing one of the important pillars of Islam, performing Hajj. 

This is an important practice for able-bodied Muslims to perform at least once in their lifetime. Mecca is a place where 2.5 mill...

July 25, 2020

Over the months we have heard nothing but false promises from the Government. One promise was that in this crisis, they would not leave anyone behind. Well, they certainly left me behind. I am a Muslim British woman, who, as a single parent, set up a business in 2007 t...

June 9, 2020

As a speaker on ‘Honour based abuse’ and a champion for IDAS (Independent Domestic Abuse Service) in Craven, I myself have witnessed and experienced abuse and understand the struggles a victim may face.

I was recently speaking to a few women about the impact lockdown ha...

May 21, 2020

Muslims will be saying farewell to Ramadan and celebrating the festival Eid al-Fitr, marking the end of the month-long dawn-to-sunset fasting of Ramadan. Eid al-Fitr is also called the "Festival of Breaking the Fast".

Eid al-Fitr will depend on the sighting of the cresc...

May 18, 2016

Today just takes me back to my childhood. The mouth watering smell of pokoras being prepared by my mum, while dad used to enjoy making the chutney, fresh mint and chilli  with dry pomegranate seeds. What a pleasant smell it was indeed.

The satisfaction I got...

March 27, 2015

Like me you may have heard from your parents, chicken soup will help to cure colds and heal in so many different ways. But a chicken on the bone doesn’t have to be a broth or stock with no flavour. As a child my siblings and I would often watch my father buy his free r...

February 7, 2015

Bitter Gourd Melon (Karela) or as I recall the name I gave it ‘Crocodile veg’.I spent my childhood listening to my parents lecturing me about the benefits of this ‘Crocdile’ lookalike vegetable. Today I definitely appreciate the knowledge my  parents shared with me. ....

January 21, 2015



I don't know about you guys but I woke up on New Year’s Day, feeling pretty positive. I was going to make some great changes, have fun, and enjoy life. Be happy and healthy. Yes, healthy! Don't panic it doesn’t mean I have to go all crazy and just stick with my daal...

November 29, 2014

Some of my friends think I am a little crazy when I say to them I cooked a spicy lasagne. They soon change their mind when they have a taste. I love to experiment with my spices and bringing other cultures together through food is just perfect.

Pasta is always welcomed...

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