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Survivor Story (Part 2)

I woke to his efforts as he desperately tried to revive me. I was 18, young, strong and not ready to give in. Every time we would argue, I demanded answers and spoke back to him and this made him angry. I became ‘unruly, disrespectful, and uncontr
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Survivor Story (Part 1)

Assalamu Alaikum (may peace be with you). I am a survivor, and this is my story. I am a British born Muslim woman, a daughter, sister and a mother to a beautiful girl. I was born to a family of 7 children, Alhamdulillah. I was taught from a young a
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Pink Saris (Review)

On the 25th of December, 2010 – More 4 aired the eye-opening documentary, ‘Pink Saris’. The documentary highlighted the social injustices against women in the Hindu cul
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Pious Poet

Sometimes she can't sleep sometimes she misses home Reminiscing back to when she was eleven years old As a little girl day dreaming of a stove That came with the white picket fence and a home Back then life was so much easy for her Now she's mar
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She waits for him

She waits for him. She knows he will come. She knows that he is simply caught up somewhere, distracted, and, eventually, he will come for her. Maybe he is still at work, chatting with his colleagues. Perhaps he has gone to visit his mother, or tak
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An afternoon with Nour (Review)

An afternoon with Nour, the ladies only fundraiser event. A large venue packed with a hall full of the best hijabs, jilbabs, jewellery and snack foods as well as another hall prepared especially for pampering and a balcony overlooking the large sport
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Nour Bucket Collection (Review)

Friday the 19th signified a beautiful and blessed day. Nour directed its first public fundraiser – the joyful bucket collection at Whitechapel station. The East London area, predominately recognised for its vibrant Muslim community, is surprisingly
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Beautiful Painter (Poem)

The lips you so softly kissed You now kiss with fists Verbally abuse me with belligerent lists Misogynistic twists The louder I scream the harder you hit I am trying to silence my soul that is carved by your fist This rage and passion I missed
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Be Pro-Active

Domestic violence is a taboo subject in many communities yet it affects so many women, and even men, regardless of their professions, class, religion, colour, culture or nationality. Too many people try and sweep the problem under the carpet in the h
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Seeds of Nour

Dear beloved reader, It has been an exhausting but thoroughly rewarding journey to have arrived here and we, the team at Nour, would like to extend our warmest greetings to you. Assalamu-alaikum wa-rahmatullahi wa-barakuatuhu (may peace, mercy
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