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The 7 Lessons

Allow yourself the uncomfortable luxury of changing your mind.

Do nothing out of guilt, or for prestige, status, money or approval alone.

Be generous with your time and your resources and with giving credit and, especially, with your words.

Build pockets of stillness into your life.

Maya Angelou famously said, ‘When people tell you who they are, believe them’. But even more importantly, when people try to tell you who you are, don’t believe them.

Presence is far more intricate and rewarding an art than productivity. As Annie Dillard memorably put it, “how we spend our days is, of course, how we spend our lives.”

Debbie Millman captures our modern predicament beautifully: “Expect anything worthwhile to take a long time”.

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Masoom’s 7th Annual Oriental Glamour Night in London

On Saturday night I was extremely honoured to host Masoom’s 7th Annual oriental themed, Glamour Night for charity in London. I met some very inspirational women who dedicate their time to providing orphan sponsorship, financial aid, emergency supplies, educational facilities and support to vulnerable women and children across Tanzania, Pakistan, Syria and Gaza as well as working within their local communities too.

From projects such as the ‘Brick by Brick’ initiative that has set up a mosque and school in Pakistan, to the ‘Stitch’ project which teaches sowing skills as a means of income for female prison inmates in Pakistan and Tanzania to lift them out of the cycle of poverty, to the Hifz Ul Quran initiative educating female orphans to the gaining of qualifications for widows at Mwanza college in Tanzania, to a school set up in the heart of Olive Tree refugee camp, to humanitarian work carried out in Gaza, this small NGO has relentlessly worked hard to make a positive difference in the world and I was very proud to be part of it.

The sisters dressed up in accordance with the theme and the night unravelled an auction, Chinese ribbon and fan dance, songs, martial arts demo, quizzes, poetry and pledges, all making for a riveting evening that helped raise money for the thousands of people in dire need right now! Please like the Facebook page and follow Masoom on Twitter or to keep up to date with their projects, visit the website on http://www.masoom.org.uk

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Help Us Help Them! Xxx

Al Fatiha Global Winter Appeal – SYRIA!

Our Syrian Winter Appeal is now underway! We are distributing winter clothing, including Coats, Hats, Gloves, Abayas, Hijabs and Boots. With only £36, you too can provide #WinterPacks in Syria.

Make a difference & Donate today at: http://www.AlFatihaGlobal.com

“Whoever guides someone to virtue will be rewarded equivalent to him who practices that good action.” (Muslim)

Encourage others towards these good deeds, share with your family and friends and together lets keep Syria warm this Winter..

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