Category: From our Muslim chaplain

Is it too early to prepare for Ramadan?

Just as we come into the season of Lent, which began on Wednesday the 17th of February 2021, what better time is there for me to consider what Lent might mean for my Christian colleagues and friends?

Is it TMI or something else?

A continuation from last week’s post, there seem to be a sizeable number of people not willing to take the risk of having the COVID vaccine because of potential side effects. Aren’t side effects from any medication or…

Vaccine reluctance

It seems like this world we’re living in, is a neverending lockdown with very little to look forward to for the foreseeable future. But I believe there is a glimmer of hope. Vaccines are being rolled out throughout…

From our Muslim Chaplain

On this Friday, what is my last day of the 2020 Academic year – I feel like my goodbyes have not been properly made with final year students. The pandemic saw to it that we left many things…

From our Muslim Chaplain archive #7

Dearest friends and colleagues, As we move closer towards the end of Ramadan 2020 we must acknowledge that the last four weeks has been challenging with whole new way of life; in Lockdown, without extended family and for…

From our Muslim chaplain archive #6

Dearest friends and colleagues, As we move closer towards the end of Ramadan 2020 we must acknowledge that the last four weeks has been challenging with whole new way of life; in Lockdown, without extended family and for…

From our Muslim chaplain archive #5

So what is it like this Ramadan in the trials of Covid-19 While your family and friends are locked behind a glass screen Computer screens and mobile phones, On devices with Zoom and Skype it seems Mosques are…

From our Muslim chaplain archive #4

“O you who have believed, persevere and endure and remain stationed and fear Allah that you may be successful.” [Al Qur’an 3:200] Patience is an essential attribute of a believer. However, in today’s age, most only “persevere” and…

From our Muslim chaplain archive #3

Dear students and staff alike,  During this period of instability, just remember, you’re no less valuable as a human being just because you can’t get to work, get to classes and meet each other face to face at the…

From our Muslim chaplain archive #2

As I sit at home trying to work with distractions from my youngest daughter coming in and out of my ‘home office’ I try to work out where we are and what is happening in the world today….