@TheBookslamist ‘The Tower’ Review

For those of you who don’t follow @Thebookslamist on Instagram or Twitter, here is their latest review. “Ramadan 2017 was transformatory for me. I wrote , ‘A Virtue of Disobedience’ at night and in these hours the world was speaking to what i was writing. Grenfell happened while I was writing about class inequality. DarrenContinue reading “@TheBookslamist ‘The Tower’ Review”

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Returning…with a different view

Hello everyone, I’m returning to the world of living, also known as social media! After a two year hiatus, and becoming an almost  English Literature graduate (Summer 2019), I am ready to begin sharing my stories and travels with you again. To find out what direction I was heading in, I needed a break offline to work out what thatContinue reading “Returning…with a different view”

Book Review: Jasmine Falling

Jasmine Falling by Shereen Malherbe My rating: 5 of 5 stars     I found Jasmine Falling a beautiful work of art which was emotionally moving and will stay with me for some time to come. T… Source: Book Review: Jasmine Falling

Muslimah Media Watch Book Review: Jasmine Falling

Republished from Muslimah Media Watch: Jasmine Falling by Muslimah Media Watch’s very own Shereen Malherbe recounts the story of Jasmine, a young English girl who, in order to receive her inheritance after her mother dies, searches for her father in his native Palestine and winds up discovering not only the family she left behind, butContinue reading “Muslimah Media Watch Book Review: Jasmine Falling”

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”

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.