This is a family themed edition of our things to do in isolation newsletter.
I don’t think it’s self-isolation.
I think it’s self-discovery.
Discovering that you have all you need:
Family to pray for.
Friends to miss.
Faith to hold on to.
Maybe we’ve had happiness all along.
So let’s spend some time alone.
The beauty of the world right now,
is within all of our homes.
Written by Ahmad Abdallah
Colouring can be a therapeutic activity for the whole family. Roszeen Afsar’s colouring book includes inspiring quotes from Rumi, which alongside the intricate patterns, make for beautiful home decorations once coloured in.
Healthy Eating: Zaytoun Medjoul Dates
In the run up to Ramadan we’re happy to be offering Zaytoun Medjoul Dates at the Bookshop. These 800g boxes are ideal to have during the holy month and are yours for just £11.
Medjoul dates are known as the ‘King of Dates’ due to their large size and rich caramel succulence. Both gourmet and wholesome, Medjouls are high in fibre and potassium, with a natural sweetness that makes them a delicious treat any time of the day.
Best of all, by buying these dates you are showing solidarity with Palestinian farming families that face adversity in the form of a military occupation, expanding Israeli settlements, and regular illegal confiscation of land by the Israeli government.
Zaytoun is a social enterprise and community interest company that was founded to help support Palestinian farmers through fair trading so they can make a sustainable living. Produce is sourced from the Jordan Valley and around the city of Jericho through the ‘Palm Farmers Cooperative’. These dates provide a vital source of income for Palestinian families.
Watch: Sanctions as a form of Genocide
While many of us are currently in our homes in relative safety, it is important to understand how US economic warfare works, exacerbated by such crises. Watch Professor Abbas Edalat explain these links here.
Buy Palestinian dates
By choosing Zaytoun dates you know you are helping to make a real difference to Palestinian farmers.
All orders over £50 qualify for free shipping.
With prayers and peace,
IHRC Bookshop & Gallery Team
T +44 20 8904 4222