Nour Zibdeh is a Registered Dietitian Nutritionist (RDN), Certified LEAP Therapist (CLT), and the owner of Nourition, LLC, a nutrition counseling practice. Nour specializes in nutrition management for digestive conditions (irritable bowel syndrome, inflammatory bowel disease, celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivities), food sensitivities, migraines and headaches, fibromyalgia, ADD/ADHD, eczema, autism spectrum disorders, weight management, and cardiovascular disease.
In this interview we talked about the best ways to nourish ourselves for peak performance throughout the day. We hope you benefit. Please share your feedback by leaving a comment below!
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Sister Maryam is the author of a number of Islamic books, both in written and audio formats. Her latest book is called When Wings Expand and explores how a Muslim copes with hardship and loss. We caught up with Sister Maryam to find out more about her work, her latest book and, of course, practical tips for emotional productivity!
Assalam alaikum Sister Maryam. Thank you for taking the time to be with us. To begin with, please tell us a little more about yourself and your work.
I have committed myself to writing vivid and reliable narrations of Qur’anic and traditional Islamic stories. I say vivid because I want people to feel the reality of the events, and reliable because one of the miracles of Islam is that its knowledge has been preserved in the miracle of the Glorious Qur’an and by meticulous scholarship such as the world has never seen. Having grown up a Christian, I developed the habit of ‘If you don’t know, make it up.’ That kind of thing may be necessary in traditions where the knowledge has been lost, but that is not the case with Islam and the Qur’an alhamdulillah, and in fact Allah has promised it never will become the case. So verifying everything becomes crucial.
What motivated you to write When Wings Expand and what is the story about?
Initially what motivated me to write was a desire to revisit some things I myself had lived. Later, on suggestions from an editor the Continue reading
Hashem Ghazzawi was born to a Palestinian family in Saudi Arabia. He came to the UK after finishing high school to pursue a degree in control and systems engineering (medical) in Sheffield University. He is now in his final year reading an Engineering Doctorate (EngD) in York University in computer science.
1) Let’s start at the beginning. Can you tell us what motivated you to read Systems Engineering and eventually, Computer Science at university?
It all started from my childhood, subhan-Allah. Whenever I watched movies showing machines interacting together in a systematic way, I’d wonder how these pieces of metal can understand what is going on around them. Those scenes were stuck in my memories and, over time, made me more eager to study automation (engineering). My favourite cartoon show was Sanshiro; the fact that the little boy built a robot that can follow his commands amazed me a great deal. I look back at those memories now and smile, subhan-Allah, nowadays I understand how these things work. Continue reading
Shaykh Mirza Yawar Baig is the Founder & President of Yawar Baig & Associates. He is an international speaker, coach, trainer and facilitator, specializing in leadership in family businesses. He works with prominent family businesses in the role of Life Coach and Mentor. He has successfully trained managers in business, government & academia on 3 continents for over 24 years and developed a reputation for teaching effectively across boundaries of culture, function and nationality, not to mention that he also speaks 5 languages! An ongoing project that Shaykh Yawar is engaged in at the moment is the Standard Bearers Academy – which operates with the vision to provide role models to the world. Shaykh Yawar is known for his love of adventure and rich life experiences.
Alhamdulillah, we caught up with this rich and inspiring personality for this interview, during which he shared some valuable and practical productivity tips from his life. We hope you find it just as inspiring as we did! Continue reading
Zain Bhika is a South African singer and song writer who is renowned worldwide for his Islamic nasheed. He is also engaged in social welfare projects in South Africa as well as international initiatives to educate through songs.
Check out this interview where Br. Zain shares some inspiring tips from his journey.
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