There’s been a drought in East Africa for some time now that’s mainly hit the horn of Africa (Somalia). A majority of the population are subsistent farmers and therefore cannot grow crops or live their nomadic lifestyle any longer. Many women and children have been forced to flee out of the affected areas and some have
The newly released Indian film featuring Muslim and Hindu women was initially banned in India for being too ‘lady orientated’; essentially not showcasing a male role more than the female. The producers and cast went to ‘war’ with censors after they were bluntly told that the film cannot be shown in any cinemas in the
Congratulations to Asmahane Boudjadar representing Algeria for achieving a Gold Medal in shot put on Saturday at the World ParaAthletics Championship London! There’s no limit to what you can achieve if you set your mind to it!
Featured image credit: BBC Media Centre We still don’t think we’re quite over Nadiya Hussain winning Bake Off in 2015. It was unbelievably emosh and her words will probably stay with us forever: “I’m never gonna put boundaries on myself ever again. I’m never gonna say I can’t do it. I’m never gonna say ‘maybe’.
London girl Jawahir Jewels is pitch perfect this week as she stars in her very own headline story in The Telegraph. The newspaper published a great article about her doing her thing as the only Football Association-qualified black female Muslim Sunday football league referee. Dressed in a headscarf, black strip and sporting an infectious smile,
Featured image credit: Vladimir Cicmanec A few weeks ago, a photo of a woman named Saffiyah Khan went viral for all the right reasons. In the snap, taken at a rally in Birmingham, Saffiyah is staring into the eyes of a member of far-right group the EDL, with a calm smirk on her face. Her
The Muslim News Awards have taken place in London and guess what? The majority of the winners turned out to be women! The event was organised by Muslim News, a website with more than 150,000 readers. The awards acknowledge British Muslim contributions to society while, y’know, getting the biggest and brightest British Muslims together for
You may have heard the term ‘Fake News’ being thrown around lately. Over the past few months, there’s been a lot of discussion about the way websites and media companies provide us with information. Thanks to the humongous size of social media channels, it’s getting harder to fact-check news stories that pop up on our
Ten years ago, if someone said that you can make a living from uploading videos of yourself onto YouTube they’d have been laughed out of town. But that’s a different story now; because now sitting in your PJs and recording yourself talking about, well, yourself is a bona fide career. Unsurprisingly, everyone wants to do
The first thing to remember about exams is this: They are not the most important thing in the universe. While they may help you get a place at college or university, the world isn’t going to end if you don’t make the grade (even if it feels like it might). A bad mark doesn’t guarantee