5 Things Muslims Are Tired of Hearing: The Ramadan Editionby Dan Bennett
This May will see the start of Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic lunar calendar. It’s during this month that Muslims undergo a month of fasting. Apart from abstaining from food and drink, we refrain from sexual relations, smoking, other worldly desires and temptations, and sinful behaviour. We increase our prayer, reading of the […]
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Hands Off My Hijabby Dan Bennett
In January, a primary school in East London made the decision to enact a hijab ban amongst students, aged eight and under. This ban caused an outrage amongst many as ultimately it removed the freedom of choice amongst these pupils who fall under this ban. Ofsted’s Chief Inspector, Amanda Spielman stated that “Under the pretext […]
Christmas: Cultural or Religious?by Aisha Rimi
As a Muslim, Christmas has never been anything that I have celebrated. I spend much of the Christmas season watching from the outside, and not through eyes of yearning, but just as a spectator. I watch the stress of shopping for presents and the decision of which family members Christmas day will be spent with. […]
Yes I can be excellent, no I will not remove my headscarfby Ikram Dirie
I am a Muslim woman and I am unapologetic about my beliefs. When someone looks at me, remedy they visibly can see I am Muslim because of my Headscarf. I have never been ashamed, nor will I ever be. The battle we face breaking down the stereotype of us being submissive and voiceless is tiring. I am everything I am told not to be. Therefore, being told I can’t do something is not something I will allow. If I am physically capable, I will try even if I fail. We are more than capable and I want Muslim women to remember their greatness too.