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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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