Storytime With Unaisah Episode 15 Shownotes

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Spell it Like S-A-M-A-R

By Shifa Saltagi Safari

Illustrated by Saliha Caliskan


The Quran says, “It is He who has appointed you vicegerent on the earth…” (Quran 6:165)

On Permaculture

What is permaculture, why and how should we do it? We are Khaleefa, or stewards of the Earth


The Prophet (peace be upon him) said, “The world is beautiful and verdant, and verily God, the exalted, has made you His stewards in it, and He sees how you acquit yourselves” (Saheeh Muslim).

Muslims are Stewards of the Earth

The Hijrah

Bees and Refugees:

Bees & Refugees was founded in 2020 by Ali Alzein, to support newly settled refugees in London. We aim to provide technical and logistical support for refugees and others by supplying a starter beekeeping kit including a hive, as well as a space for their hives which are also helping the UK’s native black bee grow and flourish after near extinction.

Ali, originally from Syria, arrived in the UK as a refugee in 2014. Ali would regularly return to refugee camps to volunteer.

Inspired by his grandfather, a farmer who kept bees in Syria, Ali began keeping bees in London to help with his own mental health, having witnessed first-hand the horrors of war and refugee camps. After finding this extremely beneficial for his mental health, he decided to use beekeeping to support others who faced similar experiences.

Syrian cheese in Yorkshire

About us

Yorkshire Squeaky Cheese is a brand of semi hard salty cheese created by Yorkshire Dama Cheese Ltd. It can be eaten raw, grilled or girdled for a more squeaky texture. It is handmade with 100% fresh cow’s milk sourced locally from Yorkshire. We buy our milk from local Yorkshire farmers, at a fair price, so as to support the local economy.

Who or what is a refugee?

According to the UNHCR

Refugees are people who have fled war, violence, conflict or persecution and have crossed an international border to find safety in another country. They often have had to flee with little more than the clothes on their back, leaving behind homes, possessions, jobs and loved ones.

People who have fled their homes but are still within their own borders are called Internally Displaced Persons or IDPs.

The 1951 Refugee Convention

Declaration of Human Rights

Leicester City of Sanctuary

We’re building a movement of welcome across the UK. From community groups to councils, schools to libraries, these vibrant networks provide support, dignity and welcome to refugees and people seeking sanctuary

Book Recommendations

Refugee Boy by Benjamin Zephaniah

The Boy At the Back of The Class by Onjali Rauf

Sea Prayer by Khalid Housseini

Muhammad by Martin Ling


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