@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”

Dressing the Same: London Mayor Candidate Sadiq Khan on Hijab

For Muslimah Media Watch: In the UK, Sadiq Khan, the first Muslim MP for Labour, is campaigning to be the mayor of London. In recent news, comments from an interview with him stated, ‘Questions need to be asked about why Muslim women wear hijabs’. Now at first glance, I thought this must have been quotedContinue reading “Dressing the Same: London Mayor Candidate Sadiq Khan on Hijab”

A Profile of Yasmin Choudhury, Founder of Lovedesh

This week I interviewed Yasmin Choudhury, winner of the Entrepreneur of the Year at the British Muslim Awards for her social entrepreneurship business, Lovedesh. Waking up early to talk to me on a Saturday morning, Yasmin was full of energy, despite the time. She jumped straight in with the background on how Lovedesh started. DuringContinue reading “A Profile of Yasmin Choudhury, Founder of Lovedesh”

#Traditionally Submissive: Cameron’s Initiative, Language Barriers and Discrimination

I am assuming David Cameron’s ‘plans to “help” more Muslim women to speak fluent English’ were supposed to come across as a positive move? How can this education programme be seen as anything but positive when learning the country’s language is such an important tool for empowerment and social inclusion? Several commentators have made thisContinue reading “#Traditionally Submissive: Cameron’s Initiative, Language Barriers and Discrimination”

Iqbal Al Assaad-Doctor or Refugee?

  ‘I am incredibly proud of Iqbal Al Assaad. The news of her being possibly one of the youngest doctors in the world has been in and out of the media over the last few years. Her story is not a new one and it remains inspiring and yet tainted at the same time. AssadContinue reading “Iqbal Al Assaad-Doctor or Refugee?”