Welcome to the blog! Here you’ll find the tales of a muslim woman as she navigates her way through this world, whilst holding onto her faith.
Most people on the internet call me Rimz after my instagram handles, I’m a final year medical student & this is where I come to share my thoughts and what I have learned with the world. This blog was my very first form of social media, it’s a place I cherish and hold close to my heart, it’s where everything began. I hope and pray you take something from each piece that’s posted; be that a smile, a lesson or a valuable nugget of knowledge. This space is for us all to grow in, it always has been and always will be.
What kinds of posts can you expect to see?
This space is where I return to from time to time to document and reflect on key aspects of my life and lives of others. I’ve been blogging here for almost a decade and have never planned to stay consistent so won’t sell you dreams of regular reads but I pop in here and there leaving behind a piece of my mind. The main topics I will be speaking and posting about are Medicine, Islam and my personal life experiences. I also have a guest writers section where I open up my platform to those without one to speak about topics of their choice
The philosophy behind the name – StrugglesSpeaks was born as a pen name. It was the name I gave to the author behind the poetry I used to write back in 2014 when all this began. I didn’t want to use my own name, I still don’t despite my name no longer being kept secret, but I wanted to speak and share the struggles behind a lot of what those around me and I go through without making it too personal so StrugglesSpeaks was created. Since then I’ve moved onto my instagram handles (@your_ukht_rimzy_ and @findingdrrimzy) which are a little more personal and highlight different aspects of my life but, StrugglesSpeaks is where it began and what brings it all together.
‘Let loose all your worries, all your fears and tears.
Show the world who you really are, there is no need to be scared.’
Al-Mu’izz & Al-Mudhill
﷽ The next two names we will be discussing and learning about are ‘Al-Mu’izz’ – The Honorer, The Strengthener, The Glorifier and ‘Al-Mudhill” – The Dishonorer, The Disgracer, The Degrader, The Humiliator. Mu’izz and Mudhill’ are Opposites Al-Mu’izz is the One who gives invincible strength and honour; the One who grants honour and power. The One who strengthens and glorifies; the One who…
Al-Khaafid & Ar-Raafi’
﷽ The next two names we will be discussing and learning about are ‘Al-Khaafid’ – The Humbler, The One who Softens, The Lowerer and ‘Ar-Raafi” – The Uplifter, The Exalter. Khaafid and Raafi’ are Opposites Al-Khaafid is the One who chooses the ones to be humbled, softened, made gentle. The One who decides which ones to weaken or diminish. The…
Al-Qaabid & Al-Baasit
﷽ The next two names we will be discussing and learning about are ‘Al-Qaabid’ – The Withholder, The Restrainer, The Constrictor – and ‘Al-Baasit’ – The Unfolder, The Expander, The Releaser. Qaabid and Baasit are Opposites Al-Qaabid is the One whose wisdom causes withholding, either physically or spiritually; the One whose wisdom decides when to withhold something, or make something scarce.…
﷽ The nineteenth name we will be discussing and learning about is ‘Al-‘Aleem’ – The All-Knowing, The Omniscient, The Certain-Knowing. Al-‘Aleem is the One who comprehends everything; the One who is intuitively aware of all things, even before they happen. The One who knows with certainty; the One whose knowledge of past, present and future is deeply…
﷽ The eighteenth name we will be discussing and learning about is ‘Al-Fattaah’ – The Opener, The Revealer, The Granter of Success. Al-Fattaah is the One who is the judge and revealer; the One who opens what is closed; the One who is the judge of what shall be opened. The One by whose guidance…
﷽ The seventeenth name we will be discussing and learning about is ‘Ar-Razzaaq’ – The Provider, The Providence, The Supplier, The Bestower of Sustenance. Ar-Razzaaq is the One who creates all means of nourishment and subsistence; the One who is the giver of all things beneficial, both physical and spiritual. The One who provides everything that…