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My Thoughts on One Night in Al-Aqsa: A Non-Muslim Perspective

Coming out of the viewing for ‘One Night in Al-Aqsa: The Movie’, I was left with a distinct feeling of unresolved tension. I’m not entirely sure if that was the film-maker – Abrar Hussain’s – intention. In fact, I’m not sure that he himself knew what his intention was in making this – it must […]

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The Importance Of Sisterhood

The beauty of one is formed from the way an individual expresses themselves, through meeting and connecting with different people- embracing one another and building a bond of sisterhood. Sisterhood is a remarkable thing; you create a space of empowerment, love and friendship. It’s crucial that as women, we raise one another rather than competing […]

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The Upside Down: A Metaphor For Kindness

With ‘Stranger Things’ being a hot new series, I can’t help but think why? Why is our current society so intrigued and engaged with these extravagant fictional characters and lives? Monsters, telekinesis, realms – this sci-fi fiction has seemingly taken hold of all ages and audiences. Conspiracy theorists suggest The Upside Down is foreshadowing the […]

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Do You Have a Safety Pin?

Are you bald? Aren’t Muslims like… terrorists? Are you not hot in the summer with your hijab? We Muslim girls must have heard these questions a gazillion times, most likely rolled our eyes or exhaled the air trapped in our mouths before mutually groaning: not this again. Just to clarify, wearing hijabs and burkas is […]

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Remembering Nelson Mandela

Nelson Mandela: a hero, a fighter and human rights activist. Mandela was a non-violent, anti-apartheid activist who fought for change and strived to make the world a better place.  The Apartheid System:   In 1948, the National party gained power in South Africa and began enforcing policies of racial segregation, under a system called ‘apartheid’. People were forced to segregate, live in […]

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The Competitive World of Blogging

The modest fashion industry has grown tremendously, with the rise of Muslim designers and events taking the world by storm. The most recent event that took place was Dubai Modest Fashion week 2019. DMFW has become a yearly event and seeing it first hand was an interesting experience. It was eye-opening to step into the […]

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