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12 October 2017

Hidden faith

“Alif. Laam. Meem. These are the verses of the wise Book, a guidance and mercy for the doers of good, who establish prayer and give Zakat and have firm faith in the hereafter. It is they who are on true guidance from their Lord and it is they who shall prosper.” (Qur’an, 31:1-5) She opened…

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28 September 2017

Zakat Case Study: Cornered

Would you believe her if she told you that they wanted her for her body? Rumena, an orphan child, was raised by her father’s sister in India. She was much loved by her aunt. Rumena worked to make some extra money for the family who lived in poverty. She did some tailoring and taught Arabic…

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15 August 2017

Narcissistic Abuse: the perpetrator

The physical abuse wasn’t just a one off. The other times are too painful and much too raw for me to share. And yet, I can almost forgive the physical aspect. It’s the mental and emotional abuse I can’t get my head round. The pleasure someone gets from playing despicable mind games. We’ve been divorced…

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15 August 2017

Narcissistic Abuse: the victim

Domestic abuse. Narcissistic abuse. Realisations which were horrendously difficult for me to accept and yet I had to acknowledge in order to move forward. What was new is that I now realise that there is a name to this heinous act and that I have been abused by a narcissist and none of this is…

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