The Muslim Diaspora.

So when are we going to talk about the normalisation of Islamophobia in British politics?

So when are we going to talk about the normalisation of Islamophobia in British politics?

In response to #PunishAMuslimDay, Aleesha addresses the rising prominence of Islamophobia in traditional political parties, despite the rising awareness for this growing phenomenon. As she explains, there is a growing apathy that must be addressed, with politicians 'getting away' with blatant Islamophobic comments. As a young British Muslim woman involved in politics, I’ve seen the [...]

Yemeni Or American? The Hybrid Identity Complex.

Yemeni Or American? The Hybrid Identity Complex.

A renowned professor of English literature at Harvard university coined the phrase “Less than one and double” when, speaking of hybridity and multiculturalism in his book, “Location of Culture”. When I discovered his work I didn’t know this theory would become so relatable and fascinating to my experience as a Yemeni-American Muslim. 1999 “We're going [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]