Chocolatey oats for suhoor

Oats are a thing of beauty. They are rich in fibre, iron and minerals such as zinc and magnesium, all of which are crucial for maintaining bodily health. When soaked, oats release a compound called beta-glucan which is a type of soluble fibre that slows down how much carbohydrate is absorbed into the bloodstream. This… Continue reading Chocolatey oats for suhoor


The Most Just

There is an insane amount of injustice in this world. This imbalance of violence and oppression, and joy and beauty, has existed throughout Islamic history. The antipodes are just bizarre. Social media can make you feel like you are not doing enough to address the injustices; I need to be reminded, and I want to… Continue reading The Most Just

Breast health: because prevention is cure

When I reflect upon advice and guidance on health, nutrition and wellness from the Qur'an and Sunnah - from fasting and the properties of food, to the quantity of food one should consume and the benefits of exercise - everything essentially comes down to the cultivation of good, healthy lifestyle habits to prevent illness and… Continue reading Breast health: because prevention is cure

Unani medicine: a brief introduction

For the past few months I have been attending classes with Hakim Shahid Bukhari, a naturopath, herbalist and iridoligist based in Manchester, to study the theory of Unani tibb. What is Unani medicine? Unani tibb is one of the three major traditional medicines (others being TCM and Ayurveda). This medicine was developed under the Muslim… Continue reading Unani medicine: a brief introduction