Author Archives: Khadijah Hayley

About Khadijah Hayley

Wrietr, editor and writing consultant.

Exiting The Emotional Rollercoaster

Emotions are something everyone experiences, even if we prefer not to advertise them. Contrary to popular belief, internal emotional conflict is not specific to one particular gender. Emotions stem from chemical hormones in the body – something all of mankind … Continue reading

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Hijrah Diaries 2.0 Bittersweet Nostalgia

Khadijah Stott-Andrew offers advice on maintaining positivity  while suffering painful and isolating homesickness. After a big move abroad, it is normal to become caught up in the whirlwind of organisation as you try to find your feet and routine. Once … Continue reading

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Hijrah Diaries 2.0: The New Move Shine is Quickly Lost

Finding  more changes than she expected, Khadijah Stott-Andrew explains how she adapted to new areas of her life. Moving to a new country will come with a catalogue of various changes. Some you may expect and prepare for, but others … Continue reading

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Hijrah Diaries 2.0: Finding My Feet

From new friends to no internet, Khadijah Stott-Andrew shares her first experiences in Qatar. My first few weeks in Qatar sped by. I threw myself into my surroundings; I was exploring the area with my husband and focusing on furnishing … Continue reading

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Pearls and jewels and iPads – Oh, My!

We’ve all heard them: the pearls in the oysters, the jewels in the boxes, the sticky sweets without the wrappers, the queen that won’t shake anyone’s hand… and now, the iPads in their protective cases. Yes, iPads. Many people encourage … Continue reading

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Hijrah Diaries: Taking the Plunge

Khadijah Stott-Andrew begins her series discussing the highs and lows of moving abroad. When it comes to writing an article about personal issues, I am the first to admit that it’s a struggle. How much should I reveal to an … Continue reading

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Inner Haya’ and the Judgemental Hijabi

  Khadijah Stott-Andrew questions the assumptions we make based on a sister’s level of hijab. Hijab is a topic never far from the mind of a Muslimah, whether she wears hijab or not. However, ‘hijab’ instantly implies the scarf wrapped … Continue reading

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