My Irish Homebirth!

For as long as I can remember, I have always believed in having as natural a birth as possible. It may have something to do with how I came into this world – I was a homebirth in London over 30 years ago. My mum went on have one more homebirth after mine out of […]

Conker Soap

We kept track of ‘our tree’ through the seasons. We watched as the buds grew into leaves and as the leaves grew in size until they were bigger than our faces. We observed the flowers blossoming throughout summer and then swelling into spiky fruit high above in the tree. We kept track of ‘our tree’ […]

Autumn Weekends

The days are getting shorter and colder and Fajr is getting later. Autumn is upon us. It’s a beautiful time of the year because we get to collect leaves and seeds and bring them home to play with. Allah says in the Quran: (و ما تسقط من ورقة إلا يعلمها) “And not a leaf falls […]

How to Start Nature Study?

I spent most of my growing up years in Saudi Arabia. Whilst I daily thank Allah for the parents I have and I wouldn’t trade my upbringing for the world, my exposure to nature was limited to desert trips in the cooler months and outings on holidays abroad in the UK, Singapore, and Malaysia.As the […]