"Noorah, I just found your podcast channel and I LOVE LOVE LOVE it! it spoke to me on so many levels ❤️😍😍😍"
When I was a kid, I used to talk really really fast.. I use to think to myself “Noorah, say whatever you need to say really fast so you can shut up and stop talking.”
Honestly, it didn’t even occur to me that I COULD have a voice. That I COULD have opinions. For young Noorah, her narrative was always: “Do and say whatever people need and want you to say so you can be accepted.”
And yeah, that didn’t work out for me so good.
And yeah, if you told me 10 years ago I’d have a podcast channel, I won’t have believed you.
Expressing my ideas, beliefs, and thought were one of my weakest weaknesses.
Standing up for them was a whole other thing.
I think that’s one of the reasons I went looking for The Quran and Allah…
I wanted a solid foundation that I could lean on regardless of the world around me. It was something that could always count on being right, reliable, safe, and always there.
With that as a foundation, I learned how to think for myself… ask questions… find my answers… search… and have the courage to speak for truth when it was called for.
And approval? acceptance? belonging? I could always find it with God.
I still tent to talk fast, but it doesn’t come from the same place anymore.
It doesn’t hurt anymore.
Truth is, I think God gave me these tools (including the podcast)-as a way to heal my own narratives about myself before it was for anyone else.
Alhamdolilah for both.
One of my goals last year, was to host monthly webinars (watch them here). This year, with all your feedback and all of what I've learned, I want to take those online webinars one step further and turn them into online classes where every month we pick a topic, break it down, and study it together.
The first topic was based on the majority of the votes on Instagram: Boundaries. Which is a topic that touches me on a personal level being someone that didn't have many at all, needed others approval, and said yes to things even before I relized what was being asked of me, I had to learn them the hard way. But the hard way also enables you to understand the internal and external struggles, the contradicting needs, and the in's and out's of how it can be done.
So, let's do it. Let's talk about boundaries.
More details about the class here.
See you there ☀️,