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Farah Maria-Rahman

Life Coach & Creative Writing PhD student @Anglia Ruskin University

Farah is a professional life coach based in Canterbury and is writing a sci-fi novel for young adults as part of her PhD in Creative Writing at Anglia Ruskin University.

Do Lent the Secular Way

However our New Year's resolutions may have been going (or not going) so far, in the spirit of Februa we can take this month as a chance to start again and refocus on what really matters. Here are some secular ideas on how to 'clear' your life of clutter and 'sow seeds' for the brighter months ahead.
10/02/2016 12:08 GMT

My Nephew, The Volunteer

23 May, 2013, Idlib, Syria. A young British-Asian Muslim from Willesden dies while working in a field hospital. Dr Isa Abdur Rahman was volunteering as a doctor in a country where medics treating civilians have been tortured and killed. Hospitals are routinely attacked and there is a dire shortage, therefore, of medical staff willing to work under such circumstances. Isa was my nephew. He was 26. His name means 'Jesus', who is also named as a prophet in the Quran. In the Quran, Jesus' death is different but he still dies a young man striving for good. Isa felt this was his 'jihad', his 'struggle for good'.
28/05/2013 11:30 BST