5 Things I Learned at Bloom!

5 Things I Learned at Bloom!

On January 14th, 2017 Nisa Homes held a Muslim women’s networking event bringing together some of the best and brightest women the Vancouver Muslim community has to offer, and here is what we learned! When one Muslim woman succeeds, that is an achievement for all Muslim women. It creates a ripple effect because representation matters! If you can't see it, you can't be it. 

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5 Notebooks: One Woman's Fight for Education

5 Notebooks: One Woman's Fight for Education

In her tight-knit village, women didn’t get an education. They got married and had children. She would sneak out to go to school and then university. After class she would go to a grocery store where she worked to pay for school. Some days she would also go work on a farm. “I have no idea how I had the courage to do what I did. But I saw how miserable my sisters, cousins and other women were. Almost all of them were married to abusive husbands, or husbands with drug or alcohol addictions. They were living in constant worry. That wasn’t a life to me."

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Just Do You - A Muslimah's Guide to Self-Care

Just Do You - A Muslimah's Guide to Self-Care

The guilt that we may have comes from a place where our intention is not pure. If you are doing this for the sake of revenging against society, family, the pressure and demands of work, then you will feel guilty. But if you are doing it for the sake of Allah because you are His creation and you must take care of your mental health, then you will feel content. This comes from an understanding that you can serve people best when you are at your best.

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