Sabr – Have We Forgotten Its Importance?

Sabr – Have We Forgotten Its Importance?

In this article, Chaimaa addresses the concept of Sabr and how, as Muslims, we should work to implement this within our lives. By providing an explanation of what 'sabr' means, she continues with a beautiful reminder of how we should remain hopeful during moments of despair. “Whoever persists in being patient, God will make him [...]

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Rape in Pakistan – Let’s talk about it.

Rape in Pakistan – Let’s talk about it.

(Please note, this article contains reference to sensitive topics) Zainab Ansari’s death sparked fury across the Punjab region after she was raped, strangled and dumped on a trash heap in Kasur, Pakistan earlier this month. Hundreds of people took to the streets to demand justice and triggered overwhelming outrage across the globe. However, Zainab’s case [...]

‘The Other’ – Representations of Muslims in Bollywood.

‘The Other’ – Representations of Muslims in Bollywood.

Through her analysis of Bollywood films and her own experiences, Haleema discusses the role of Bollywood in identity politics and its role in shaping the Muslim identity within the region, including its growing significance under the governance of Prime Minister Narendra Modi. 'Bollywood as an industry is politicised - Hollywood is the same'. I remember [...]

Interracial Marriages: Between Ignorance & #Couple Goals

Interracial Marriages: Between Ignorance & #Couple Goals

In this article, Zahraa addresses the idea of marriage and how to tackle the many issues associated with this process within the Muslim community. This article was originally written for The Muslimah Diaries. Marriage. As humans, it’s a word we’ve either come to love or despise. From hearing about failed relationships to individuals who have [...]