July 12, 2020

The humble beginnings of Tamara Alvi Chapter 4

I want to tell you more about Tamara Alvi this fictitious character.

Let me start with where she was born and a little bit about her parents.

Tamara was born in 1965

She arrived in London with her mother and brother in 1970.

Her parents as this is common in Muslim families are first cousins. Tamara’s parental and maternal grandmothers were sisters.

Tamara’s mother was born and brought up in Delhi India and her father although he was born in Delhi too came to live in Karachi after 1947 due to the Partition with his father, mother and two sisters.

Tamara’s father family settled in Nazimabad Karachi and when Tamara’s mother was 18, he somehow despite the tensions between the two countries (India and Pakistan) arrived back in Delhi to wed Tamara’s mother in 1960.

After a week long wedding and this is typically short when it comes to Indian weddings, took his bride (Tamara’s mother) back to Karachi.

Tamara’s mothers first few years in Karachi were full of wonderful memories with her husband and his family. It helped her mother in law was her maternal aunt but she still acted as her mother in law and being only a Teenager herself when she got married, Tamara’s mother who we will call Seema in her immaturity begged her husband that they move out of their home with the in laws and have a life by themselves.

Tamara’s father Suleiman conceded and they moved to another house in Nazimabad near his parents in January 1965.

9 months later Tamara was born on 11th September 1965.

A year later Tamara’s brother Abdul Kareem was born again on 11th September but 1966.

In 1967 Tamara’s father left Karachi as he got a place to study Economics at London School of Economics.

Although just graduated and landing his first job as an Accountant, he sent for Tamara, her mother and her brother the rest of his family.

Tamara arrived at Heathrow airport aged five years old a doll in her hand.

It was February 1st a cold winters day and she recalls the grey clouds in the sky but the warmth of the Terminal One building inside.

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Taniya Hussain qualified as a Social Worker in 1991 from Coventry University in England. She has been working on the front lines, consistently holding space for individuals and families for three decades especially, children and young people on the margins of society. Taniya studied Psycho-dynamic counselling from 1991 to 1993 at Goldsmiths College in London. Taniya met Sheikha Halima Krausen in 1992 and has been studying Islam with her ever since especially Mystical Islam, Tassawuf (Sufism) and walks on the Chisti path. Taniya really started using the power of Jungian Pyschology and Mystical Islam when she started her Online Coaching and Consultancy Business in 2018 and discovered she was a powerful healer. When she discovered Shadow Alchemy in 2019, she started developing this modality into Muslim Alchemy in 2020. She now brands herself as the Muslim Alchemist because she is constantly integrating her knowledge of the Quran and Bible with her vast Social Work experience and her extensive ability of applying Psycho-dynamic, therapeutic techniques to organisational settings, team dynamics and when working with individuals and groups. This has both Online and Offline. Taniya uses skillfully her understanding of the Shadow, that Jung constantly talked about and her Mystical Training plus her experience in inter-faith dialogue since 2003, to help individuals and groups become conscious of what they previously were unconscious of leading to rapid success in their Business, Health and Relationships. Taniya has a great skill in being able to see the blind spots in others and in untanging energetic knots (a term she uses for Shadow) to promote healing from mental and physical disease. She uses her vast expertise and skills to help her Online Clients to get rid of decades of anxiety causing insomnia, depression and suicidal thoughts and marital problems. Clients usually are healed in a short amount of time never needing to invest in Therapy again. She really is the Muslim Alchemist as she turns the shitty experience of clients into golden experiences where they manifest upgraded, wealth, health and relationships all at the same time. Taniya got married in 1995 and has three sons born in 1996, 2001 and 2003 and lives in Surrey, England and when she is not developing Muslim Alchemy, she loves to spend time with her family and write fiction stories, songs and poems. She speaks fluent English and Urdu and basic German and French and is learning Arabic and Hebrew.


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