September favourites

We are in the midst of autumn and I am loving every second of it. The relentless rain, the coolness in the air, the early darkness and the waning, auburn leaves. Absolute bliss. Here are a few things I have grown a fondness for this September: Desert Island Face Oil This has quickly become my… Continue reading September favourites

August favourites

Over the past year, I have learnt to purchase items with intention and use my consciously. So I thought writing up my monthly favourites provides me the opportunity to reflect and review what I invest my time and money in, to consider what I've learnt and how I can progress. So really, this blog post… Continue reading August favourites

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

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