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The significance of the last ten days of Ramadan.

The Muslims of the world are about to reach the end of the month of Ramadan. Those who are able to would have fasted and made special efforts to pray and read the Quran. As the month draws to a … Continue reading

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Missing loved ones on Eid.

As we draw to the end of Ramadan, my thoughts turn towards Eid-al-Fitr, the day which marks the end of the fasting period. This is one day in the Islamic calendar where it’s forbidden for Muslims to fast. Pakistani families … Continue reading

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How I love London. Vincent van Gogh, 1875

On Sunday, I made my way to Tate Britain to see The EY Exhibition, “VAN  GOGH AND BRITAIN”. To say I was blown away would be an understatement! I can’t do justice to the exhibition, but I will give it … Continue reading

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Demystifying school governance matters

Originally posted on Governing Matters:
On 2nd March 2019 I did a session on governance at researchED Birmingham. I’m very thankful to Claire Stoneman and Tom Bennett for  giving me the chance to talk about governance to teachers. My slides…

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One month on; my tribute to my father

My dad once said to me, ”As long as I’m alive your problems are not your problems. Your problems are my problems”. Yesterday, may dad passed away. My problems are mine now. There are no words to describe how devastated … Continue reading

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One month on; my brother’s tribute to my father.

P.A. to Paaji Today, as I write this, is the 30th of November, 2018. The love of my life, the pillar of my strength, my rock, my role model, my stunningly handsome father, my source of pride and my source … Continue reading

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My father, my rock

The little girl, no older than five, sat by the window looking out. She was feeling unwell and was running a temperature. It was evening and the street was lit. The evening traffic was heavy; people were going home from … Continue reading

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