‘Sorry Sister – No Space.’

‘Sorry Sister – No Space.’

Aaliyah Hussain shares her experience of visiting her local mosque and why more must be done to accommodate for women in the institutions that form the micro-ummahs of our local communities. Last Ramadan I was turned away from the Jummah prayer at my local Mosque. ‘Sorry sister, no space’. I wonder how many women have [...]

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Black Panther – Why It’s The Representation We Need.

Black Panther – Why It’s The Representation We Need.

In this film review, Sophia Lara provides her insight and opinion on the widely successful release of the new Marvel movie 'Black Panther'. Set out as a commentary, her piece provides a clear analysis and understanding of the underlying political and social narrative that surrounds the representation of the Black community in popular culture. Set [...]

‘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 [...]