How Fatima Baked it Better this Winter

How Fatima Baked it Better this Winter

The image lingered in her mind long after she first saw it.  The image of a sister on the HHUGS website, with a gaunt expression.  It reminded her of a widow who lived in her locality, who had been shunned and abandoned by her family and community.  The...

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Wise words from the young

Wise words from the young

On a daily basis, we are bombarded with news, stories and gossip. We read, and hear it through conversations we have, on our social media feeds and through newspapers.  We have become accustomed to filtering out unnecessary information, letting it slip in and out...

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Pregnant, outcast and surviving in a cold basement

Pregnant, outcast and surviving in a cold basement

For many of us, our safe space is our home, surrounded noise and warmth. A place where we sit with our thermostat turned up, our bellies filled and conversation flowing. Imagine having this safe space destroyed. Your family separated from you, your home lost and not...

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Overcoming Stress: Scenes from a Pandemic

Overcoming Stress: Scenes from a Pandemic

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Your stress levels may have increased during the last few months and as we now enter a second lockdown. Here we explore scenes of how we survived stress during from the pandemic, to demonstrate we are all in this together, despite our individual struggles in our own homes.

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Poverty lingers too close to home

Poverty lingers too close to home

The International Day for the Eradication of Poverty is held annually on October 17. It is a day to raise awareness about the need to end global poverty in all its forms everywhere. Poverty affects millions of people in the UK.

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The Resurging Virus: Protect Our Elderly

The Resurging Virus: Protect Our Elderly

As the pandemic resurges, it’s time to protect our elderly this Winter. As we mark the International Day of Older Persons, will we serve them as they once served us? On International Day of Older Persons, we raise awareness for the elderly; those within our community,...

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World Suicide Prevention Day: Too Many Lives Lost

World Suicide Prevention Day: Too Many Lives Lost

World Suicide Prevention Day is a day to help raise awareness of how we can come together to create a world where less people die from suicide.  This day is extremely important as it raises awareness to a topic which is not spoken about enough. “In 2018, in the...

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The act of charity: Beyond the coin

The act of charity: Beyond the coin

Today is International Charity Day; a day which serves to increase social responsibility across the world. The act of charity is something we are all familiar with. It is an act that is instilled within the core principles of Islam. The act of Sadaqah.   Sadaqah...

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