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Aspiring Minimalist!

Hello, hope you are doing well in’sha’Allah! I have just updated my blog with some diary entries I wrote 10 years ago!! I attended the University of Bristol Sutton Trust programme for Medical Sciences and I thought I would type it up because I enjoyed reading it! It is under the archives for July 2010 if you’d like to have a read. I am trying to move away from having lots of paper in terms of notes and generally, so I may be adding lots more random bits to the blog.

Recently, me and Anam started clearing out the ‘study room’ because we no longer use it as a study, and it has just become a big storage room. We have got some paint and accessories, so hopefully the room will be done soon, I think the hardest part was getting everything out and organising, donating, disposing or recycling it! It has been so tiring and we are still organising the last few bits and pieces. I have decided to try and become more minimal, I don’t want to have thousands of items which need to be organised regularly, or piles and piles of random notebooks and bits of paper lying around. I may still make handwritten notes when I attend events, but I would like to type them up as well, because it is easier to find them online and I don’t have to have lots of place to store them. I am trying to get myself to a point where I have a good reference system, perhaps on iCloud, with all my notes from classes. Do you think I should share my notes on the blog or just keep them personal?

I have also started a few SeekersGuidance classes to get myself back into the studying mode and learn more about Islam. I have set myself a goal to keep learning and implementing. I remember doing some of these classes years ago, maybe more than 8 years ago?! The website has changed so much, it is amazing! There are soooo many courses to choose from – with reputable scholars and teachers, you can go at your own pace, and it is completely free! I have been making notes on my iPad and just listening to one class a day before bed. I am really loving and enjoying it! I feel so distant due to lockdown, with not being able to attend gatherings in the Masjid, but Alhamdulillah SeekersGuidance is a gem, an absolutely amazing resource! I would really reccommend you check it out!

I am now going to look through my old Arabic notes, of which I have a TON, and I need to sort out what I’d like to keep and what I can recycle. It’s going to be a bit of a journey to get where I want to be in terms of minimalism, but I am excited for it! Also, prayers for my best friend to come back quickly, because I miss him too much 🙁

Until next time!


This is an actual blog.. Shocking, I know!

As-salaam ‘alaykum non-existent readers of this blog! I begin every blog with an apology and an intention to blog more often and this is no different! The last time I blogged was at the beginning of Ramadan. Hmm, let’s rewind back to briefly review what has happened since July!

Alhamdulillah, during Ramadan, I graduated from St George’s, University of London with a BSc (Hons) in Biomedical Science! Graduation was really fun, but also quite tiring and the whole photography process was very annoying. Ah well, Alhamdulillah it was a special time, mostly for my parents who I’m sure felt proud of me that day 🙂

Ramadan was blessed Alhamdulillah, I did make some changes in my life and Insha Allah I try to carry on implementing those daily. Have a long way to go, I really need to work on fitting everything I want to do in my daily schedule!

After Ramadan, I visited Pakistan in August with my family for a couple of weeks. It was great to see relatives who I haven’t seen in over a year, Alhamdulillah. Personally, It was quite a memorable and insightful time for me.

Riiighht and then came September where I didn’t really do much other than the usual cooking and cleaning and helping around the house and being the best house-daughter I could be, haha! Can’t remember anything significant from September to really blog about.

So now we have reached October. This month I began my Arabic studies with the Ibn Jabal Gap Year programme. Its a really intense course which aims to go over a four year Arabic degree in the space of 9 months. Basically, its pretty tough and I’d appreciate your Duas if anyone is even reading this. I really hope you can keep me and especially my family in your blessed Duas. Life is pretty tough at the moment but I just know Allāh  ﷻ will help us get through.

Take care 🙂

Nearly mid-March already?!

Hi everyone!

Yesterday me and Anam went to MUJI, Oxford Street to get some cosmetic cases, woooo! I will probably, maybe want to review the cases later… like when THIRD YEAR OF UNI is over :O Insha Allah! All in all, I LOVE them and all my stuff looks so nice and clean and ORGANISED which makes me happy, Alhamdulillah 🙂

It’s already the 14th of March which means exams and deadlines are fast approaching! Really quite scared as I have too much coursework and lectures to revise from! Insha Allah all will be good and if you’re reading this then Duas pleaseeeeee. Also, it’s Friday so JUMMAH MUBARAK!

I am going to miss uni so much. It’s funny that this blog started when I was about to start uni and I was blogging about my first experiences etc and now its all coming to an end! Where will life take me next?……….

Oh and it is so hot today, took the fan out!

I should probably do some dissertation work… Methods for an hour and a half and then ICA maybe? GOGOGOGOO!!