Meet The Writers

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All guest writer articles come from our Muslim Mamas community or from our network of supporters. Some contribute one-off stories; some contribute as anonymous mamas. All experiences and opinions are those of the writers.
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By Nafisa Rahimi Co-Founder of Muslim Mamas, Super Smart Learners English (a unique educational programme) and an award-winning 'Best Podcast 2020' - Not Another Mum Pod. The audio Ramadan diaries are now a Permanent Collection of the Museum of London. Nafisa has recently been named in Techmae's ‘Woman Spotlight’. Nafisa's pods regularly make waves, frequently ranking in Apple Podcast charts worldwide (no.12 in Sweden and 13 in UK ). Nafisa faces difficult topics head-on in an attempt to grab the mic, and address Muslim-related issues with authentic Muslim voices. Nafisa lives in London with her four children and husband. She enjoys writing, eating out, travelling and hanging out with 'Friends'! Read all about it here: https://linktr.ee/Nafisa.Rahimi        
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I am a daughter, sister, wife and mother. A graduate of Anthropology, with a love of people, politics, and faith. Always learning on this journey called life and forever humbled by Allah’s blessings.
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I am a housewife with 4 'children' in their 30's. As a mother I feel strongly about empowering other mothers with information that can help them with the different stages of motherhood. No mother should ever feel alone on the motherhood journey and we can all do our bit to help.
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Mum to three teenagers and a little one, master of none. My faith in Allah is what gets me through every situation. For everything else, humour and solace in chocolate is the way to go! The go to person for my straight talking no nonsense approach to life I love sharing my perspective and believe that speaking from the heart will get you where you need to be.
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I am a business graduate and live in Glasgow. After taking a career break after my second child, I have not looked back. I now have 4 children and love my role as a stay-at-home mum. I value all the benefits of staying at home with my children and feel I am privileged to be able to do that. I passionately believe that the role of a mother is more important than any other and should be celebrated.
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Mother, social media addict and food lover. Using the power of social media to inspire and promote opportunities for women in every walk of life. I have an entrepreneurial spirit and am always searching for the next challenge. A firm believer in the fact that everything happens for a reason and that it is either a blessing or a lesson.
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A mum blessed with 4 wonderful, super naughty children. A psychology graduate in my former life now enjoying being a stay-at-home mum. Always drinking my coffee cold and using social media to have a little escape for a few minutes before the little darlings find me! Forever grateful for all of Allah’s blessings.
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I’m a hairdresser and makeup artist by trade and a lover of all things beauty. I enjoy testing out the latest beauty trends as well as creating amazing recipes from scratch. My two little monkeys are my world! I absolutely love cooking for the three men in my life, testing out our traditional Gujarati cuisine to a good classic British pie. #workingmumma #mumlife #foodie
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A mother of five amazing children and my proudest achievement. I live in London and love being part of a big extended family. My parents and siblings all live near to me and we are a very close family. Birthdays and celebrations are always fun but very hectic with so many of us mashallah. My family and my Deen are the centre of my life.
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My life revolves around food and family and I love it! A true food lover and always on the look out for a new recipe to try or to taste. So obsessed that I only book holiday destinations where the food is halal so that I can taste everything. A business graduate who took a career break to start a family. I have been blessed with 4 children, all under 10 years old. They drive me crazy in the best possible way.
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Midlands based mum of one with a love of science and nature. I have always had an interest in the natural world but becoming a mum has pushed me to strive for ways to live a cleaner, sustainable and ethical lifestyle. Trying my best in my everyday life to choose and take the environmentally friendly option because I believe we can all play our part no matter how small.
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Founder of Muslim Mamas. Nargis graduated from The London School of Economics and Political Science in International Relations and History. She then completed her PGCE in English at The Institute of Education and worked as an English teacher for many years. Nargis was born and brought up in London where she currently resides with her husband and four beautiful children. Nargis’ passion lies in building communities and connections and has worked avidly in the media, education, charity and community sectors. She loves socialising, travelling and spending time with family.  
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A mum 4, who is always trying to keep her mind busy and active. I met my husband at university, while studying finance. My world revolves around my children and family. Whatever spare time I have is often taken up by my next business idea. An entrepreneur at heart that loves making the most out of every opportunity!
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A proud blessed mother of 3 boys. Enjoying the different stages of motherhood and all that they entail. Working part-time and forever trying to fit everything in. Netflix and chill is my motto when my kids are snuggly sleeping in bed.
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A mum with a passion for beauty and style. I have 3 children and live in Sheffield. As mum’s we often take care of everyone except ourselves. No matter what your budget or time limitations are, I believe you can always look stylish, take care of yourself and your home. Always on the hunt for my next beauty product and that perfect dress!
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The destination you visit is never a place, but a new experience that is full of surprises, which is why I love travelling so much. My parents instilled a love of travel in me since I was very young. My father was always taking us somewhere new in the holidays. Now that I have my own family, with two young children, I am doing the same. Although it takes a little more organisation to travel with young kids, it really is worth the effort. I am passionate about having as many adventures as possible because after all, life is short.
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For over 20 years I've had the honour of serving the Muslim communities in the greater Bay Area and Orange County/LA areas as an organizer, teacher, spiritual counselor, mentor, and mental health advocate. Seven years after launching Mental Health for Muslims with Dr. Nafisa Sekandari, I am now teaching classes once a month at Ta'leef for women, as well as offering workshops and other talks to Islamic schools and masajids for the greater community. I continue to write regularly on Facebook and for other publications and have many exciting projects to look forward to ahead! http://hosaimojaddidi.com/ www.mentalhealth4muslims.com https://www.facebook.com/hosaimojo
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Iraqi/British mother, loving life in London. Sharing Iraqi culture through food and art. Shining a positive light on Iraq, the cradle of civilisation.
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Mum to a little girl who is the apple of my eye. Busy balancing my love to socialise and integrate with my community with learning to seek stillness and contentment, especially in a world which seems like a rat race with no sight of the finish line.
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I am passionate about keeping fit while enjoying the food I love with my family. I am a busy mum of two, trying my best to use the power of exercise to help me stay fit both physically and mentally. Always trying new exercises and getting my kids involved. I try my best to always keep to a simple exercise routine. I am a firm believer that we all can make a little time for ourselves if we want to.
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Mother with two grown up kids, wondering how it all went so fast. Working part-time in a school, while writing about the things that annoy me in today’s society. Enjoying life one doughnut at a time.
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Farah is a Transformational Life Coach who helps her stressed out, overwhelmed and overstretched clients uncover their innate awesomeness and God given gifts to lead a life of insightful wisdom and peace. She serves professional Muslim women and supports them to overcome the challenges that prevent them from being the Muslimah they want to be and guides them to create the life they want, to live a life they love. Farah is a mother of 4, international speaker, author, ex-panellist on the Islam Channel’s Women’s AM show, co-chair of an online group via the Nisa Nashim initiative to promote interfaith understanding, foundation class madrassa teacher, mentor and Life Coach, coaching from the understanding of the Quranic psychology of the self, the Science of the Nafs.
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Iroda is a UK qualified teacher, Education Consultant & CEO at Raising Young Scholars www.raising-scholars.com  “I am a teacher and teacher-trainer by profession. I am also an educational consultant, parent educator and a seasoned homeschooling mother of six who helps other mothers succeed in their parenting and homeschooling journey. I earned a BA in English and M.Ed in Teaching English in the UK. I have been developing, designing and teaching various courses both in the UK and abroad since 2003. I have also founded Raising Young Scholars, Islamic Online Academy that delivers high quality, interactive and engaging online courses aimed at Muslim women and children. In addition to my full-time job at a university, RYS is working towards launching an accredited Islamic Online school to equip Muslim children with academic, character-building and life-skills needed to make them the leaders of tomorrow. Teaching is my passion and I try to instil a culture of lifelong learning in all my students.
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Henrietta is a Writer, Leadership Coach, Personal and Professional Development Coach at Barefoot Institute. She is a Hungarian born British with Spanish blood rushing through her veins. In her own words: “I work with people who are fascinated with finding their presence. I help people put themselves on the map and use their voice for all the things they have passion for in the world. My clients are passion-driven entrepreneurs, corporate individuals, creative and intelligent people who love the world more than they love themselves.” https://barefootinstitute.com/
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Single mum to my beautiful son and fiery daughter (she's the youngest but definitely the boss). Seeing the light at the end of the divorce tunnel. Grateful to Allah for everything I have and for all his help during all the different life tests I have had. Doing my best to make sure my children have everything they need to flourish and thrive.
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Mother of 6 and passionate about advocating for equal opportunities for women in every walk of life. Doing my little bit to try and help by organising workshops and events to help women access more resources and help for issues that matter.
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An advocate of Baby Led Weaning, Paleo diet and Baby Wearing. Always try to recycle, upcycle and stay green. Believe in healing and medicine through diet to stay healthy. Always broody and always trying to learn more for a natural lifestyle xxx
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Mum to three lovely teenage boys. Now they are oh so independent (or so they think) I love to fill my time with the more enjoyable things in life while I leave them to do their own laundry! Art exhibitions, new tv programmes, fun activities ... you name it, I want to try it. Sharing my love for life and all the amazing things out there one moment at a time.
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Ajmal Masroor is a Bangladeshi-born British Imam, broadcaster and politician, author and public speaker. He is well known for being a television presenter on political discussions and on Muslim channels. He is currently working as a Relationship Counsellor and Mediator at Barefoot Institute. You can buy his books about marriage here: https://barefootinstitute.com/bookstore/
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A mother who always likes to think outside the box. I am a firm believer that every parent should consider home-schooling at least once and take into consideration all the life long benefits for not just their children but their whole family.
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After studying Nutrition at university I had and continue to have a real passion for keeping fit and maintaining a healthy diet. Now that I have 2 children, it is not always easy to do that but I try my best. I am always trying a new diet or fitness craze in order to maintain my weight. I love keeping active and, on most weekends, you will find me cycling with the kids, my husband somewhere behind us, in our local park in Nottingham. I strongly believe that keeping fit is a lifestyle choice and something the whole family should be involved in for it to be successful.
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A passion for constantly baking, sewing or knitting something or the other. I am a mother to 4 children, 2 girls and 2 boys so I dont have much spare time but what I do have is always used for crafting. It is my way to relax and unwind in the evening. When my kids have a dress up day or dress up event I wiill do whatever it take to win! Proud to say my children often win the best costume prize and losing only spurs me on to try harder next time. Whether I am making something for school or for my home, it's my little way to unleash my creative side. Being a mother is such a blessing from Allah but I firmly believe that mums need to keep a little time for a hobby or a passion they have to remember who they are besides being a mum.
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Tasneem Abdur-Rashid is a British Bengali writer born and raised in London. A mother of two, Tasneem has worked across media, PR and communications both in the UK and in the UAE. Today, Tasneem spends her days writing novels and her nights co-hosting the award-winning podcast Not Another Mum Pod – and in between, she’s busy trying (and often failing) to be super mum, super wife and super chef. Having recently completed a Master’s in Creative Writing with distinction, Tasneem’s debut rom-com Finding Mr Perfectly Fine will be published by Zaffre/Bonnier in summer 2022. You can find Tasneem on Instagram: @tasneemarashid and @notanothermumpod
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Suma Din is an author, researcher, educator and freelance writer. Her books range from children's to adult titles, specialising in writing for Muslim women. She continues her passion for strengthening the position of  families through her work to work with women and girls through professional  projects and in the voluntary sector. Suma is married and mum to three adult children.  www.therootedwriter.co.uk www.muslimmothers.org 'an exceptional book, highly recommended  for teachers , parents, policymakers and researchers' , 'a rare and compelling insight into the views of Muslim mothers about their children's education'
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Mariya bint Rehan is a writer and illustrator from London, with a background in policy and research and development in the voluntary sector. She writes on issues relating to Islamic identity and parenting. Mariya’s children’s picture book is sold in the UK and internationally. You can find her on Instagram @muswellbooks and via her website www.muswellbooks.com
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