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In My Own Words

Let’s distinguish between copying as plagiarism and copying as copywriting. “Read this and write it out in your own words.” Were you ever given these instruction by a teacher? One of the purposes of these instructions is to help writers to avoid plagiarism when utilising knowledge they have learned from the written work of others. If…

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If

If the world was without mirrors, what would we see? If there were no means to capture reflections how would the world be perceived? If there was no critical eye, how would we portray ourselves? If there was no room for scrutiny, how much would we love ourselves? If there were no trends, what would…

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Opening the Fast with Open Arms

Ayesha Yahya reflects on the loss of vital ingredients for barakah (blessings) in her local iftars (meals for opening the fast) over recent years and offers a recipe for improving the situation In the name of Allah, the Most Gracious the Most Merciful. So the month of Ramadan is just around the corner alhamdulillah and…

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When Somebody Believes in You – Part One

For some time, Zeshan Akhter had wanted to find out more about early pioneers from other lands who had travelled to Scotland and made their homes there. So when she heard about a Black History Month talk that was taking place at Edinburgh University Chaplaincy, she dropped everything to attend because it seemed like a…

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When Somebody Believes in You – Part Two

For some time, Zeshan Akhter had wanted to find out more about early pioneers from other lands who had travelled to Scotland and made their homes there. So when she heard about a Black History Month talk that was taking place at Edinburgh University Chaplaincy, she dropped everything to attend because it seemed like a…