#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 [...]

Admit it, anti-blackness is a huge problem in Muslim communities

Admit it, anti-blackness is a huge problem in Muslim communities

This piece was originally written for The Muslimah Diaries on anti-blackness and the hypocrisy in the Muslim community. 'An Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; also a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white except by [...]

The Muslim Identity – Why more must be done to help young Muslims.

The Muslim Identity – Why more must be done to help young Muslims.

In a society where Muslims are constantly placed under the lens, examined, picked apart and policed for their views, it can be argued that the chances of young Muslims developing and suffering from mental disorders is increasing. From anxiety to depression, the mental and physical health of the Muslim community is deteriorating, with there being [...]