About Me

Britpakgirl Sharmeen ZiauddinThanks for stopping by 🙂

My name is Sharmeen Ziauddin and I am a writer/journalist/blogger. I’m British, born and bred, I love sandwiches and complaining about the weather.  I also love being a Muslim and combining the two is the most awesome thing. My British personality compliments my faith perfectly, making the two happily compatible.

This is a place where I blog about halal living. This means that I will blog about some of the following:

  • Restaurants: I’m a big foodie so restaurants will be featured…A LOT. Where the restaurant serves halal meat I will specify at the bottom of the post. I observe a halal diet which means that everything I eat will be either vegetarian, seafood, alcohol-free or halal verified.
  • Travel: Hotels, airlines, activities – anything related to travel that I think is ‘Muslim-friendly’.
  • Days Out: As a mother of three children (aged 10, 8 and 4) we are always on the look out for different experiences and fun things for us to do as a family.
  • Recipes: I enjoy cooking so will feature recipes that I love.
  • Health & beauty: I review cosmetics, skincare and hair products that appeal to me. Halal beauty is a growing industry and I will be trying to review a lot more of these kind of products.

What does Britpakgirl mean?

Here are a few of my definitions for Britpakgirl:

Brit – Someone from Britain

Pak  – A homophone of ‘pack’ i.e. to pack a suitcase 🙂

Pak – An abbreviation of the word Pakistani.

Pak – Pak (pronounced paak) means pure in Urdu.

Other services I provide:

Copywriting: I write content for websites and blogs including newsletters, so if you need help with growing your business then please contact me for rates.

Consultancy: Global Muslim travel is the fastest growing sector in the tourism industry. You can read my ‘Guide to Halal Tourism’ here. I provide advice and consultancy to PRs, hotels, airlines, attractions and restaurants who are struggling to attract the Muslim pound. Please contact me for further details.

PR: I am PR friendly and would love to collaborate with brands I like, and feel my are relevant to my readers.

Disclosure: If I receive a product, or have been invited to a restaurant for review I will mention this in the post somewhere.  My blog posts are always my own, truthful opinions.


To see some of my writing portfolio, click here.

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