I learn Arabic because I crave connection with my Creator, it really is as simple as that. Sadly, feeling that way is not always enough to actually motivate me to learn.
I’ve wanted to quit what I’m doing in life many times because of the actions and attitudes of others. Like everyone, I’ve been disappointed and lacked the support I needed. People don’t appreciate how much effort you’re putting in. It’s thankless work and you feel like no one cares about you.
Having a vision has made my work (or should I say my ikigai!) a lot clearer and easier as I can now be guided by my values rather than the stress of keeping up with trends, the pressure to be “cool” and “fashionable” or grow the business quickly that is common in the retail industry.
I’ve created a guide to creating your vision as a Muslim which you can now download!
My work in this new chapter of EMAAN will hopefully be the first of many milestones in a greater vision that I have for myself to use business & entrepreneurship to uplift our community and make the world a better place
My diary is probably the most important thing I invest in each year. I’ve been using one consistently since I started uni and now I can’t imagine living without one.
‘your sis nis’ is a platform for me to answer these questions by looking into my own life. I hope that it’ll help me makes sense of my own journey, and open up the conversation for you to reflect on yours.