An interview with author, Shereen Malherbe

What inspired you to write this book? ‘I visited Palestine and stayed with my family in the West Bank. One day, my husband and I were strolling through the streets and we saw a blacked out tourist bus pull up. Tourists spilled out onto the streets, surrounded by security, snapped photographs of a tree thatContinue reading “An interview with author, Shereen Malherbe”

Undercover ISIS: Why a lack of women scholars puts us at danger

‘A common reason for people seeking to be part of groups is to feel included in the community and to find similar people of their religious group and background. However, people I know in the Muslim community have become nervous about attending some Islamic centers teaching Islam, because they cannot verify what is being taught.’Continue reading “Undercover ISIS: Why a lack of women scholars puts us at danger”

A Roundtable on Dejabbing Part 1, by Muslimah Media Watch

  ‘The Toronto Star recently had an article interviewing four women about their “dejabbing” experiences. The title is “Why we stopped wearing the hijab.” However, the seemingly simple notion of removing the headscarf is acknowledged to be a complicated process. The article explains that “From safety to spirituality, each woman has her own reasons” for no longer wearingContinue reading “A Roundtable on Dejabbing Part 1, by Muslimah Media Watch”

Silence or Intervention?

‘Bystander apathy is a social psychological phenomenon that refers to cases in which individuals do not offer any means of help to a victim when other people are present. Powys says, ‘the silence was deafening. I still can’t get over the silence of it all’ as the young girl was being verbally attacked in frontContinue reading “Silence or Intervention?”

Is European Muslimah fashion based on conformity & fear?

‘…women are still predominantly judged based on their appearances over their abilities- factors which could be a more disturbing indicator of why Muslim women seek alternative ways to fit in with society.’ Muslimah Media Watch article, ‘Is the rise of European fashion based on conformity & fear? by Shereen Malherbe.    

Paris Terror Attacks & The Rise of Islamophobia

‘JAN Trust is a London based charity who work with victims of hate crime. Its Director, Sajda Mughal, a survivor of the 7/7 London bombings, is now fighting against hate crime and Islamophobia. Her achievements for community cohesion and interfaith dialogue have been rewarded with an OBE. She is an inspiration. She survived something mostContinue reading “Paris Terror Attacks & The Rise of Islamophobia”

Jasmine Falling, Shereen Malherbe’s Debut Novel Out Now

Author & blogger Shereen Malherbe has just released her novel Jasmine Falling. Shereen, a British Palestinian writer, tells of her inspiration behind the novel. “After visiting my father’s home-land in Palestine I was compelled to capture and preserve not just my family’s history but also that of the conflict that exists within the country, whichContinue reading “Jasmine Falling, Shereen Malherbe’s Debut Novel Out Now”

Jasmine Falling, Debut Novel by Shereen Malherbe Out Now

Much Anticipated Debut Novel Jasmine Falling Out Now Author & blogger Shereen Malherbe has just released her novel Jasmine Falling. Shereen, a British Palestinian writer, tells of her inspiration behind the novel. “After visiting my father’s home-land in Palestine I was compelled to capture and preserve not just my family’s history but also that ofContinue reading “Jasmine Falling, Debut Novel by Shereen Malherbe Out Now”