Welcome to the blog! My name is Misbah Akhtar and I’m the founder of Single Muslim Mums: an organisation that empowers and supports single Muslim mothers in all areas of their lives. Read my story here. This is a lifestyle and wellness blog. What sets it apart from other blogs is its focus on single mothers. You’ll find everything from mindful living, to mental health awareness, to spirituality to parenting here. You might even find some humour scattered around too – see comic slide below, it’s hillarious! The Single Muslim Mums blog isn’t limited to Muslim mothers. It has evolved naturally as a much requested lifestyle and support blog, after the success of the Single Muslim Mums page and group on Facebook.
If you have ever felt alone, depressed or like you are struggling to cope then you’re in the right place. I want to help empower women like you, help you regain your confidence and passion. Why? Because I know how it feels to suffer from immense pain and anguish and I would never wish that on anyone. This blog is my way of giving back. We’re all going to go one day and I want to know that I did what I could to make this world a better place for others.
From cancer to borderline personality disorder to miscarriage to domestic violence, I’ve got quite the stack of empirical knowledge up my sleeve. I’ve even had some supernatural experiences that make for a good tale! I want to help you, and I promise if you give me the opportunity you’ll find me empathetic, caring, passionate and honest. These are the emotions I hope my posts evoke.
I am very vocal in the media promoting awareness as to the struggles single mothers face daily. There is sadly a lot of stigma within the Muslim community attached to these mums who are discriminated against and seen as second-class citizens even though this is not the way Allah The Merciful says they should be treated.
Divorcee is just ONE of the labels attributed to me: there are so many others – it does NOT define me because I know my worth
Single Muslim Mums – the blog – is also my own personal journey in to transforming myself into a happier, more positive and more grateful me. My journey of self discovery and personal development began with the end of my marriage. This has allowed me to become highly attuned to my needs and wants as well as those of my children.
Divorce is hard, of course it is, but everything happens with Allah’s swt Wisdom. It’s not a punishment but a test, given because Allah swt knows you can handle it! This is your chance to reinvent who you are and start again with a clean slate. Had it not been this test it would have been another, perhaps a harder one. If this is the way in to Jannah then isn’t it a small price to pay?
Alhamdulillah, I have developed strength, independence, self reliance, compassion and found my voice since becoming a divorcee. I have also increased my faith in Allah swt, for the one who has none has Allah swt.
There is a silver lining to every cloud, you just have to look for it!
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BarakhAllahu feekum and thank you for your time!
Ramadan Without Daddy
The concept of Divorce is very challenging for young children. This book is based around a Muslim family and the story of young Khadija helping her mother and brother. The story gives many opportunities for positive discussion for parents and educators wanting to explore this difficult concept with balanced sensitivity from an Islamic perspective.
In this compelling debut children’s book, Misbah Akhtar tackles a difficult issue; divorce. This societal issue can be very challenging for single mothers and their children especially during Ramadan.
‘The Dating Show’comic strip
So, as we all know it’s bloody hard trying to find a husband when you’re a single Muslim mum. When you do find one, there’s nearly always something wrong with them!
Here’s a quick glimpse into the love life of a single Muslim mum.