Love Love Love

Love is such an elusive thing, there seems to be an art to it, some of us get it and others well, we just don’t. If you’re in search of the one or if you have already found them it’s important to realise that you are in control and true love is not such an elusive thing

My mother in law made my first year of marriage hell

My honeymoon. My wedding dress. My glasses… These are just some of the examples my mother in law (MiL) felt justified to tell me I’m in the wrong. I was in the wrong to go on honeymoon for two weeks because she “might die”. I was in the wrong to wear a wedding dress that …

The Top 7 Expectations On Young Muslim Women And How To Overcome Them.

For many Muslim women in the UK, we are expected to achieve a top 7 definitive ‘checklist’ where marriage and children have been the ultimate goalpost for generations. Thankfully, the walls have begun to crumble and we have seen many wonderful examples of fellow Muslim women who have worked hard not to attain the perfect …

Three Things I Wish I Knew Before Getting Married

Sabrina Mahmood pens her top three tips on getting married. 1. Compromise forms part of daily life Getting used to living with a new person is difficult, you each have your own way of doing things and have to get used to living around someone new. This can be especially difficult if living with in-laws …

Marriage Tips for Muslim Women (and Men)

I love married people, really I do, I am surrounded by them on a daily basis in both my corporeal and virtual life. Some of them are my closest friends, I work with them even and I feel that my approach to married people is largely tolerant and caring, despite everything. I am one of …

A Response to the ‘Open Letter To A Single 25 Year Old Asian/Arab Girl’

by Ayisha Malik @Ayisha_Malik I’m not sure whether I should respond to this as it’s a letter addressed to 25 yr old single girls, and so, being 33 I’ve missed the boat. Both on the letter and a man, apparently. Except I was urged by fellow tweeters to express my feelings so I thought hey, …

An Open Letter To A Single 25 Year Old Asian/Arab Girl

Dear 25 year old single girl, Congratulations! You’ve completed your degree, landed yourself a stellar job and are well on the way to carving out an exciting career. So… shall we talk about the elephant in the room? Marriage! When it comes to finding ‘The One’ some of you may feel that NOW is the …