Faith, Tough Stuff

The Tough Stuff: Expressing my Muslim identity

Hands up – we’ve all been caught with a foot in the sink at school doing wudu or carrying around that water bottle that your friend wants to take a swig out of. We get it, things can get a little uncomfortable sometimes, and we’ve all struggled trying to explain these situations to others! In

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Faith

Daughters of Eve project: celebrating the head covering from all faiths

The Daughters of Eve project headed by Nuzhat Ali is an initiative celebrating and embracing the head covering from Abrahamic faiths as a “shared heritage” between women. The project which has collected so many moving and inspiring stories from women all over the world, has been collated into an illustrated book due to be launched

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Community, Current Affairs, Faith, Uncategorized

How Muslim Talent Is Adding to the UK’s Magic Mix

The number of Muslims in the UK reached over 3 million this year, which makes it one of the largest Muslim populations in Europe! And the thing is, we’re not going anywhere. We’re here to show just how super we are in our home in Britain. A great way to measure the impact of our

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Faith, Inspire

How to Welcome Islamic New Year

The start of the new Hijri year is a chance to reflect, take a deep breath and start afresh! The Islamic calendar is based on the lunar calendar, so the months change with the movements of the moon. The count of the years began with the Prophet Mohammed’s move from Mecca to Medina, peace be

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#GirlPower, Faith, Inspire

Breaking Stereotypes

My journey from an irresponsible teenager to a dedicated social worker is one of the best transformations in my life and it’s one I would like to share with you. When I was younger, I used to go to Islamic classes on Saturdays. Then, I reached a point in life where I became reluctant to

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Faith, Inspire, Style

The Day That Barbie Became a Hijabie

Hijarbie, the official name of the hijab-wearing Barbie dolls, is the brainchild of Haneefah Adam, a 24-year-old blogger and medical scientist from Nigeria. She says that she was inspired by a Barbie style page to create a doll dressed in a way that looked more like her. Since launching it on Instagram 11 weeks ago, it has

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