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Five Coming of Age Stories by Muslim Women

It’s World Book Day today! And for all you Supersister booklovers 💖we’ve compiled a list of awesome Muslim female authors that you need to put on your ‘to reads’ ASAP! 📚📚📚 Muslim women come in all colours, cultures and communities, so this list is as diverse as the women behind their makings. At Supersisters we […]

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Quebec’s Niqab Ban and What It Means for the Women Who Wear It

Earlier in October, the Canadian province of Quebec passed a law, Bill 62, banning public workers and citizens riding public transport or receiving government services from wearing the niqab. It was the first law of this type to be passed in North America. Our favourite niqabi, Niqabae Chronicles, recently shared a video discussing her thoughts […]

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Interview with Hijabi Monologues founder Sahar Ullar

Back in September, the Hijabi Monologues, a US-born show involving a series of performers sharing their minority experiences as hijabis, came to London’s Bush Theatre. The show was a sell-out success and we were fortunate enough to speak to Sahar Ullar (twitter.com/saharishtiaque), who helped to co-found the show ten years ago, and currently works as […]

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Black History Month – 3 Exhibitions To See Before The End Of The Month

I spent a whole day visiting some galleries and exhibitions around London; all three were based around the theme of Black History and African Art. I took lots of photos of the exhibitions I visited so check them out. The first and second galleries were located in West London & the last in North West […]

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This is What Ramadan Looks Like Around the World

Every year, over a billion Muslims observe the holy month of Ramadan. One of the most beautiful aspects of Ramadan is how millions of people, irrespective of age, ethnicity or background can come together to fast, pray and worship Allah as one. With that comes a range of ways in which people celebrate and practice […]

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Six Awkward Ramadan Moments We’ve All Been Through

Ramadan: It’s a month full of beautiful moments shared with family, friends and the wider community. However, it’s also a month full of awkward moments at school, university and work that you’d much rather forget. We’ve put together a list of awkward Ramadan moments we’ve all been through, because we are pretty sure you’ve been […]

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This Ramadan, it’s time to up your self-care

When we think of Ramadan, we think of community, sharing and empathy. Whilst Ramadan is all of those things, it is also time to look after yourself in body and in soul. This Ramadan, as with any month of the year, take the time out to listen to what your body needs and practice some […]

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5 Things You Should Avoid Doing This Ramadan (and probably all year too)

It’s the best time of the year again. With the most blessed month in Islam upon us so soon it feels just like new years with resolutions flying left, right and centre. Although Ramadan is the perfect opportunity for us to reflect, be productive and set personal goals for ourselves, there are some glaring bad […]

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The Female Poets Rocking Our World Poetry Day

If you love Beyoncé’s Lemonade (and you must love Beyoncé’s Lemonade), then you’ve already heard some of the work of Warsan Shire. The 28-year-old Somali-British poet is a wonderful, inspiring voice for women all over the world, and it’s no surprise that Beyoncé chose to recite Shire’s powerful poetry in between tracks on her unstoppable […]

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The Syrian War Six Years On: Why We Should Remember

This month, it’s six years since the devastating war in Syria broke out. It’s turned what was a peaceful and beautiful country into a living nightmare for millions of Syrians – including countless children and teenagers. Some of the younger children have only ever known war. They are too young to remember a life without […]

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