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Myth of Perfection – The Disease of Domestic Violence

  Following the recent deaths by murder-suicide of Sania Khan and Alwiya Mohamed, both in the US, the Female Scholars Network issued a statement via Muslims Matters on the Islamic responsibility to work against the “disease of domestic violence”. This violence is widespread in all communities around the world, both religious and non-religious. Its prevalence was reflected in the statement’s […]

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The Myth of Perfection Series – The badge of being a divorcee

When contemplating writing this blog, it filled me not only with anxiety but also a feeling of actual dread. The myth of perfection… For me, a more accurate description would have been ‘The Pressure of Perfection’  and being free of my internal critic. It has been like a dark shadow that’s followed me for most […]

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The Myth of Perfection Series- Healthy relationships in the early years

Over the years at Amina, our work in schools has evolved. We used to be funded only to support conversations and connections to be made about how people who are Muslims are perceived in Scotland. The goal has now evolved to supporting healthy relationships more broadly with individuals themselves and each other. What we do […]

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The Myth of Perfection Series – Ramadan Reflections

Ramadan Reflections This was my first Ramadan in twenty years – I grew up in more of a cultural Muslim family than religious – I was a teenager when I last fasted. It’s been a month filled with challenges. I felt like a fraud. I’ve never prayed on my own before. I had to pray […]

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The Myth of Perfection Series – #Just Breathe…

#Just Breathe… All young people in academia have felt the weight of endless deadlines, exams, feeling constantly behind, and the struggle to balance social life, school and sleep. My experience is no different. As a young woman from a low-income background, I’ve always felt the pressure to be an achiever and continuously, I put other […]

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Community Champion – Syma Ahmed

This month our CEO Mariam has nominated a community champion who she believes has tirelessly worked hand in hand with the community to make people feel represented and engaged with the arts – Syma Ahmed. Syma is best known for her longstanding work with Glasgow Women’s Library. This month will be marking 10 years since […]

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You Can Change This Pledge

 

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You Can Change This Pledge

Click here to sign the pledge.   Muslim and BME men take action to end Violence Against Women and Girls   We use VAWG to refer to a range of actions that harm, or cause suffering and indignity to, women and children. These include but are not limited to: 1. physical, sexual and psychological violence […]

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Amina MWRC Statement

Amina MWRC’s statement regarding the current humanitarian crisis, escalating protest over the continuing illegal settlement, oppression within the Palestinian territories and occupied East Jerusalem. In particular at Al Aqsa mosque, the 3rd holiest site in Islam, and the neighbourhood of Sheikh Jarrah. Our hearts are with those injured in the attack at Al Aqsa just […]

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Ramadan Recipe: Sheer Peera Afghani

Some of our community champions are chosen because they have made brave choices to participate and give back in whatever way they can. They inspire us by being themselves and showing up. This month we’d like to thank one of our service users and friends, Zahra, for enriching us with her participation and continuing to […]

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