It’s Too Darn Hot

At the time of writing the weather in London this week is going to be anything up to 37 degrees Celsius! For my American cousins that is almost 100 degrees Fahrenheit. And London is not set up for heat like this - I can handle Los Angeles heat but not London heat! Sadly, gone are the days when we had a good summer and a good winter, now the weather just seems to be a big blur except for the occasional blips of extreme weather...

So how does one cope in the London heat?  With no air...

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Where Are You Going?

Me - We are going out now. 

Mum - Where are you going?  

Me - Haleema wants to go for a walk. 

Mum - Where are you going? 

Me - Central London 

Mum - Where are you going? 

Marble Arch? Edgware Road? John Lewis? 

Me - Only Allah knows.

Mum - Where are you going? 

Me - Only Allah knows. 

Assalaamu alaykum 

… and I then left. 

Not knowing where you are going is a very empowering thing. And trusting that God has your back is...

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Rehab, Recovery and Results

If you have been in my circle for a while you will be aware that I experienced a life-threatening car accident in 1998. I had finished work and was driving to the gym on a warm summer's day in Glasgow. I was on the Kingston Bridge (which crosses the River Clyde as it cuts Glasgow in half, like the Thames does in London), and it started to drizzle as traffic slowly built up. The cars were “stop-starting” very, very quickly.  As a cautious driver I held back and was more...

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One Day At A Time #2 - Sleep

Yesterday I was speaking to a good friend of mine who is a senior academic, author, and teacher. He is clearly a very busy man. For me it was very interesting because, like many of us, one of the things that he struggled with was sleep.

Sleep is something that is absolutely necessary for every single human and creature on this planet. However, many of us take sleep for granted and we spend a lot of our time focusing on how we can minimise sleep, or make the maximum out of the little sleep...

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