As we begin this blessed month under unprecedented conditions.
I'd like to wish my friends and family a very safe and healthy Ramadan Mubarak/Kareem 2020.
I expressed an interest to participate in the Observing Ramadan in Britain and Overseas Photo Research Project.
This research is being conducted by Phd researcher Laura Jones - Cardiff University.
I've been asked to take a photograph of Ramadan every day and provide a short explanation. Please find photographs of my Ramadan Diary 2020.
Sadly, this was the second Ramadan in my life where I was not well enough to fast.
I pray Allah azza wa'ajal (God) will accept my prayers and zakat, Aameen!
Home made banana bread to continue with my zero waste efforts and use up all those brown bananas I didn't have the heart to throw in the bin.
Home made banana bread cooked
Delicious home made banana bread, very tasty
My support for Labour Behind The Label Covid-19 Campaign
My support for the Clean Clothes Campaign #PayUp Campaign
Dates wish they were fairtrade :(
Attended a Deaf Awareness April 2020 Zoom Meeting organised by
the Manchester Women's Institute
Fairtrade Mark on a box of Fairtrade Green and Jasmine tea
A box of Fairtrade Green and Jasmine tea to promote fairtrade products during Ramadan to help with my terrible indigestion
Purchased a box of Fairtrade Green Tea for my terrible indigestion
This Covid 19 Eid I received a surprise Eid Gift Basket from my younger sister
Eid Mubarak to all my family and friends around the world.
Eid Mubarak from Sabeena Ahmed
Anybody interested to learn more about Laura's research paper can email Laura at Cardiff University.
Her email address is: email@example.com
I thoroughly enjoyed participating in this Phd photo research.
Its been a harsh, challenging and reflective Ramadan learning about all the victims of Covid-19 especially the medical professionals and key workers who sacrificed their lives to protect millions.
I hope and pray their sacrifices will never be forgotten.
May Allah subhana wa'tala bless the deceased with Paradise and bless their families with patience and love.
The only difficulty I faced was to remember to take a photo each day.
Two photographs need to included in the diary above.
I hope to read Laura's work in the near future and wish her well with her Phd.
Thank you for reading.
This month I continued to heal from surgery.
Participated in my second Plastic Free July 2020.
Was accepted on the prestigious World Literacy Foundation Ambassador 2020 Program and
completed my Future Learn MOOC - The Power of Podcasting For Storytelling.
This is my second year participating in Plastic Free July and due to my three surgeries and Covid-19 I have found the challenge difficult.
The UAE ethical movement is still in its infancy and substitutes for products like reusable/circular feminine hygiene and natural beauty products for acne/sensitive skin are limited.
I hope to continue my plastic/zero waste journey and hope to gradually reduce my consumption of menstrual hygiene and cleaning products and learn how to make my own soap, body wash, bread, conditioner and compost my waste..
It will be a long work in progress, but I'm optimistic.
This is my summary about how I am consciously trying to live a fair trade ethical life.
This blog illustrates the small steps I have taken to live a life free of clutter, materialism and throw away society.
It has been a natural progression from fair trade campaigner, educator and social entrepreneur to ethical consumer.
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