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Asalamu Alaikum – Peace be upon you

Welcome to Grains and Gains!

My name is Aishah Muhammed. In 2016, I graduated as a doctor and qualified as a personal trainer. I started this blog during my time in medical school as I wanted to create a platform to help Muslim women, like myself, develop a healthier lifestyle.

As a medical student and in my personal life, it was always evident to me that while many people want to maintain a healthy diet and be happy with their appearance, the motivation and knowledge to do this is often lacking. When I see patients who are suffering with diseases or conditions that could have been prevented through better lifestyle choices – my heart breaks because they are often in pain or under mental strain about their situation. Medicine has a massive role to play in keeping people in the best health possible however so does nutrition, exercise and lifestyle choices. Being a doctor is not just about curing disease when it presents itself to me in the hospital; being a doctor means educating myself and those I come in contact with on how we can live a life of health.

Through my blog, I hope to turn scientific research and textbook jargon into practical tips and easily understandable advice. I cover topics including (but not limited to!) health, fitness, productivity, self development and occasionally lifestyle. When I can, I also like to create and share my recipes.

You will find my posts are  influenced by the teachings of Islam, as this a big factor of my life. This does not mean my posts are solely aimed at Muslims, as I hope anyone who comes across my blog can benefit from the research that goes into the posts I write.

My current posting schedule is Monday and Thursday.

Feel free to contact me: or through my social media accounts on: Instagram, Facebook, and Twitter

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  • Reply naush

    Lovely meeting you here sister Aishah.
    Jazak Allah khair for following ‘A Creative Mom In Dubai’

    March 27, 2015 at 11:31 pm
  • Reply muslimah411

    Assalam’Alaikum ( السلام عليكم ورحمة الله وبركاته) sister Aisha. Very nice blog Subhan’Allah. May Allah (SWT) ( الله سُبْحَانَهُ وتَعَالَى) guide you to fulfill your dreams of becoming a doctor of your dreams. Aameen.

    Sister in my blog, I have an area where I update the frequently Arabic text to English. Feel free to use that!

    Please keep me in your duas.

    March 28, 2015 at 11:34 pm
    • Reply Grains&Gains

      Walaikum asalaam. JazzakAllah khair for your kind words. I will have a look at it x

      March 29, 2015 at 2:49 pm
  • Reply Zara

    Just discovered your blog, really eager to read and find out more inshAllah

    April 29, 2015 at 8:55 am
    • Reply Grains&Gains

      Alhumdullilah! JazzakAllah khair for you kind words. May Allah bless you always !

      April 29, 2015 at 9:58 am
  • Reply Shazia

    Asalaam u Alaykum sister Aisha!! Just stumbled across your blog & SubhanAllah it is motivational and inspiring for mind , body & soul. Keep up the great work xx

    July 25, 2015 at 9:08 am
    • Reply Aishah

      Walaikum Asalaam
      I am glad you found it! May Allah bless you always.

      August 12, 2015 at 4:56 pm
  • Reply Iram Alam

    Assalam Aleikum Aishah… Hope you are doing well In Sha Allah. Please do share your experience as medical student and as a doctor being a Muslim. And Good luck. Barak Feeki Allah?

    April 30, 2016 at 3:27 pm
    • Reply Aishah

      Walaikum Asalaaam wrwb
      Hope you are well also Iram

      That is a good suggestion and I will keep it in mind!

      May 6, 2016 at 2:37 pm

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