From Model to Madina by Karimah Bint Dawoud.
this is part of my biog in a matter of fact bullet points kind of way, where you will have to read betwen the lines until those lines get fleshed out.
• Was a fashion model in Zurich, Prêt a Porter, Paris, Mode Wochen, Munich, Igedo, Dusseldorf. London Fashion Week.
• Was a makeup artist for Gucci, Bride Magazine and Revlon.
• Spike Lee’s PA for do the Right Thing at Cannes film festival.
• Dated but not kissed,The Singer Formerly Known As Prince Played basket ball and went to see ” Terms Of Enderament “with him, dinner with him, Hollywood sign with him.
• Backing singer for Rory Bremner -19999999 nine teen! Top of the Pops and Wogan.
- Toured Califronia with Aswad, reggae band at the height of their career.
• Offered a record deal with Stock ,Aitkin and Waterman but turned it down.
• Offered a music publishing deal by Wham’s manager Simon Napier Bell but turned it down.
• The Sultan of Brunei said she is one of the most beautiful women he has ever seen.
• Madame Ungaro of Bond Street said the same
• Graduate of Central St Martins FINE ART DEGREE
• Converted to islam 11 years ago 2000 as she was looking for the Truth and interested in women rights
• Artist in residence Leighton House Museum for Festival of Muslim cultures, Sheikh Hamza Yusef asked to interview her mashallah for Saudi TV MBC.
• Now a Muslim chaplain and now offered scholarship to do Masters in Islamic Studies but turned it down to study Clinical Nutrition as fatness is a problem of the future. Does interfaith work relative to well being.
• A director of Karimah’s Cuisina faith based well being charity
• Author and photographer of “Heavenly Bites” cook book, “the best of Muslim home cooking”, out on Foyles, WH Smith and Amazon web sites.
• Part of Meanwhile Gardens committee, urban community garden with sky garden next to Trellick Tower, Ladbroke Grove, interested in British seasonal produce, working on next book, something more islamic 🙂
“Food for one is enough for two” Islamic saying
” Heaven is at the feet of the mother” Islamic saying
“A MAN WITHOUT KNOWLEDGE OF HIS HISTORY IS LIKE A TREE WITH OUT ROOTS, CENTRALISE AND ORGANISE!” MARCUS GARVEY, LEADER OF BLACK STARLINER