Category Archives: Journal

Trials, triumphs, challenges, successes and musings.

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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Crisis Analysis: Divorce and Loneliness

After a long Summer break, Crisis Analysis returns with our next topic: divorce and loneliness. Many would assume that loneliness is to be expected after a divorce. To have lived with a constant companion, only to suddenly find yourself without them, … Continue reading

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Privacy – Protected or Destroyed?

Image credit: “safe” – © 2007 Paul Keller – made available under Attribution 2.0 Generic Whilst clicking the “Inspire Me!” link, the above image was unexpected. Sure, I was anticipating a writing prompt, but, for some reason, my mind was … Continue reading

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Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid

Khadijah Bint Khuawaylid: A legacy that keeps my marriage alive Khadijah Stott-Andrew Khadijah Stott-Andrew reflects on how the character of Khadijah Bint Khuwaylid RA has been a constant guidance throughout her marriage. As I put pen to paper, I contemplate … Continue reading

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Don’t Throw it Away!

Last night, I pulled out my sketchbook. Determined to contribute AT LEAST once a day, I searched my mind for inspiration. It being quite late, I didn’t fancy carting my paints out of the storage room, and then I remembered Alisa … Continue reading

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