It is six years and 60 issues ago that we launched the first issue of emel. The creation of that first issue is imprinted onto my whole being and I can remember it like yesterday.
Taking the idea for a high quality Muslim lifestyle magazine from concept to reality was a serious challenge. It took the creative brilliance of a lot of people; people who shall forever remain in my heart.
There were many sleepless nights; and the lack of sleep became more acute the closer to deadline we got. What little sleep we did achieve was often on the floor of the emel office. For me personally, I would arrive home at dawn, sleep for an hour or two and then have my three children bound into the room energised by their full night’s sleep.