Ramadan is one of the most important times of the year for Muslims all over the world. It is a time for reflection, prayer and fasting, but it can also be an opportunity to reduce our food waste. Muslims are encouraged to practise virtuous eating habits by reducing their food waste and focusing on sustainability … Continue reading Ramadan 2023: Living sustainably
Women Supporting Women: A Path to Empowerment
In a world that often pits women against each other, it's important to remember the power of supporting and uplifting one another. From the gender pay gap to the lack of representation in leadership positions, the deck is often stacked against us. That's why we need to cultivate the belief that supporting other women is … Continue reading Women Supporting Women: A Path to Empowerment
MWC in talks with: Aysha Ingar
Aysha Ingar is a Junior Doctor and the Founder & CEO of Muslimah, the first Islamic app dedicated for Muslim women. Since creating the app, Aysha has won the idea factory competition, shortlisted for the Islam Channel technology award and even presented Muslimah to Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. Last month, she also won 'Young … Continue reading MWC in talks with: Aysha Ingar
Summer. The warmth, longer days and beating sun are my favourite things about this season. Everything is full of life. Maybe it’s the balmy evenings or maybe it’s the way the sun covers everything in a reflective haze, but the mid-way point of the year is always a grounding moment for me. Each year I’m … Continue reading Reflect.
Ramadan 2021: Lessons from lockdown.
The blessed month is fast approaching and with it comes the familiar sense of anticipation. One of the beauties of Ramadan is in its arrival - it is always gifted to us when we’re in need of it most. A year on from the outbreak that shook the globe, many of us are facing the … Continue reading Ramadan 2021: Lessons from lockdown.
Living through a pandemic.
If you have been affected by the pandemic on any level, I pray that Allah bestows his infinite peace, comfort and compassion upon you, Aameen, Welcoming the new year, in January I couldn't have imagined we would be experiencing a global lockdown, but subhanAllah, here we are. The lockdown and change in pace has affected … Continue reading Living through a pandemic.
‘Missing’ during Isolation and Ramadan
In this time of isolation, uncertainty and the arrival of what will be a Ramadan like no other, one recurring theme has shown up consistently. The feeling of ‘missing’. Be it normality, routines, our loved ones, our colleagues, the luxury of ordering a coffee in the mornings and that first sip as we head to … Continue reading ‘Missing’ during Isolation and Ramadan
Ramadan and Burnout
I’m used to working throughout Ramadan and simultaneously upholding all of my Ramadan Ibadah and other responsibilities; as a daughter, friend, sister, member of the community, passion project/not for profit worker etc. I’ve always believed in ‘continue as you are’ and that Ramadan wasn’t a time to slow down and get lazy. I found that … Continue reading Ramadan and Burnout
Working during Ramadan!
Alas the month of Ramadan is here! And although many of us are excited and can’t wait to embrace the month whole heartedly, some of us (like myself) are a little anxious. I would also like to add a disclaimer, it does not make you a bad Muslim if you are anxious. Abstaining from food and … Continue reading Working during Ramadan!
Inspiring the next generation
Sadiqa Jabbar is an architect and a MWC school speaker. The first ever public speaking gig that I did was back in March 2016. It was a stand in for a couple of Thinking Development colleagues unavailable for an undergrad Geography lecture on Pursuing Sustainable Post-Disaster Reconstruction at the University of Manchester. Thinking Development's Centre … Continue reading Inspiring the next generation