#ICYMI – Your Catch Up For January!

#ICYMI – Your Catch Up For January!

As we come to a close for January, Haleema Akhtar provides a short summary of the key events surrounding Muslims over the last month. From the L'Oreal controversy regarding Amena Khan, to the banning of the hijab in our primary schools, we discuss how 2018 has begun for Muslims. 2018 has marked a pretty crazy [...]

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‘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 [...]

Why Are Muslim Women So Invisible?

Why Are Muslim Women So Invisible?

From being represented as individuals who are hidden away from the public eye to being associated with terrorism, many argue that the representation of Muslim women within popular culture and history tends to miss the mark. In this article, we examine and analyse the traditional stereotypes that are often associated with Muslim women in the [...]

From the 9th-21st Century, Muslim Women: Pioneers Of Knowledge.

From the 9th-21st Century, Muslim Women: Pioneers Of Knowledge.

From the oldest university in the world being founded by a Muslim woman, Fatima Al-Fihri in 9th Century Fes, to Queen Amina of Zaria, who in 16th century Subsaharan Africa built the Zaria wall, and was famous for her military strategy and engineering skills, Muslim women throughout history have made significant contributions to education and [...]