First Ever Muslim-Friendly 'Modest' Fashion Week Held In London

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 20.02.2017 | UK Style

Not only did this weekend mark the annual London Fashion Week but now the capital’s first ever ‘Modest Fashion Week’ has taken place at the Saat...

What A Woman Wears Is A Woman's Choice

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 17.02.2017 | UK
Sahar Al-Faifi

I grew up wearing the face-veil as an act of worship. I live in a liberal, secular society that is politically charged and highly divided. For me, the face-veil has multiple meanings and dimensions; it is not reduced to "a piece of cloth," nor is it exclusively a religious symbol.

Why These Seven Muslim Majority Countries? A Marathon Runner's Guide To Middle Eastern Politics, Part 2

Michael Barron | Posted 31.01.2017 | UK
Michael Barron

The New York Marathon was the first marathon I ran in the USA. That was in 1998. I have two strong memories from that event, aside from the pain of ...

Hate Crimes? I Believe Britain Is Better Than That

Karolina Kołodziej | Posted 02.12.2016 | UK
Karolina Kołodziej

Post-referendum we have witnessed increased levels of physical and verbal violence as well as acts of vandalism towards EU nationals and other minorities living in the UK. Disturbing as these events are it is important to note that the Polish community also received great support and many acts of kindness from the British community. Politicians, community leaders and ordinary citizens voiced their shock and horror as well as assured us that it Britain is open to all.

Landing And Leaving Expat Life In Dubai

Susan Devaney | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Susan Devaney

I'm standing on the cobbled streets of Rome, surrounded by politely pink pastel walls. It's my final stop. I had moved to Dubai shortly after my 2...

Muslim Women Reveal What It's Like To Wear A Hijab In The US

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK

American Muslim women have spoken out about the extreme reactions they’ve witnessed to wearing a Hijab in public, including being held at gunpoint a...

Human Among Humans - What Remembrance Sunday Means For A Muslim Girl With The SAS

Azi Ahmed | Posted 15.11.2016 | UK
Azi Ahmed

My dad was a former soldier who died in 2012. A few years earlier, I remember one of our last outings together. It was a few days before Remembrance...

What Is Religion?

Alice Carder | Posted 17.10.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alice Carder

"What is reli-gion?" Shaykh Babikir asks, his thick Sudanese accent curling the word out over his bottom lip. "Man creates religion to suit himself....

Halal Tourism: An Important Idea In Tourism Industry

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 03.10.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Despite the passing of the summer, tourist activities continue. This is because each season promises exciting feelings and opportunities in many touri...

Freedom, Women And Business Etiquette In The Arab World

Rana Nejem | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK Politics
Rana Nejem

Freedom, right and wrong, honour and shame are not universal concepts. They mean different things to different people and their bases of reference are not the same across all cultures. Do not fall into the trap of assuming that women who do not drive or women who wear the veil are somehow oppressed and will 'see the light' once they learn more about Western gender equality.

We Asked Muslims What It Means To Be British

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

“To be a British Muslim means to very uniquely love one’s country and uniquely love one’s religion and see the two as interdependent,” says Ad...

Christian Woman Helps Muslim Robbery Victim With Incredible Gesture

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 21.07.2016 | UK

A Muslim butcher who suffered serious injuries in a robbery at his shop has received a touching gesture from a Christian woman who read about his plig...

Ramadan in Morocco: An Outsider's Perspective

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

Our plane was descending slowly. From the window, we could see overlay yellow lights like sparkling stars in the dark night. Meanwhile, the pilot instructed all passengers to fasten their seatbelts and move their seats into an upright position. Our hearts beat faster and faster. We could not wait to begin our short trip to a country to which we had long been looking forward: Morocco.

There's a Hijabi in the New Season of 'Orange Is the New Black' - And She Is Awesome

Hanan Issa | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Entertainment
Hanan Issa

She wasn't shown to be a zealot constantly praying or sharing words of wisdom with her fellow inmates. She read books not exclusively about Islam and even participated in a money-making scheme some of the other African-American inmates organised. She. Is. Normal. And I can't tell you how awesome it is to see a 'normal' Muslim on TV.

Brexit: An Emigrant's View From Belgium

Jessica Smith | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Politics
Jessica Smith

Despite being born and raised in England, I no longer identify as British. It feels unsettling to say so, and I should add that I still hold a UK passport and have a deep affection for my country of origin. However, having having spent almost a third of my life living in France and Belgium, and learned a second language, I now see myself as European.

Muslim Woman Takes ‘Peace Selfie’ In Front Of Anti-Muslim Protesters

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.05.2016 | UK

When party poopers turn up and try to turn a celebration sour there are a number of ways to react. One might slink off into the shadows, or one might ...

Trump: Muslim Ban 'Exception' For Sadiq Khan

The Huffington Post | Paul Waugh | Posted 10.05.2016 | UK Politics

Mayor of London Sadiq Khan has slammed Donald Trump after the US billionaire said he could be an "exception" to his ban on Muslims entering the United...

A Classy Response to The Khan-Hate Campaign.

J.N. Paquet | Posted 09.05.2016 | UK Politics
J.N. Paquet

Although I did not vote for him on Thursday, I have only one thing to say to Sadiq Khan: "Congratulations, Mister Mayor, on a large, clean and classy win!"

I am a Young Woman of Colour and Faith - Why Should I Care About the Welsh Assembly Elections?

Sahar Al-Faifi | Posted 21.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sahar Al-Faifi

After all, there will not be a whole country, a whole city or whole community greater than the sum of its parts, unless most citizens of the UK and Wales in particular feel that this land is theirs - ours and that we are in it, of it and willing to know it.

Faith: A Matter Between Man and God

Fariha Khan | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Fariha Khan

Imagine something dear to you. Imagine something that defines you. Imagine something that is your identity. Imagine it being the essence of your life...

Finding Slovakia's Forgotten Mosque

Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat | Posted 01.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Muhammad Zulfikar Rakhmat

It was foggy and busy in the commercial quarter of Bratislava after sunrise on Wednesday. We were walking down streets full of shops, restaurants, and...

Go On, Keep on Shaming Muslims -That's Exactly What They Want

Tasha Okeke | Posted 29.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

It is not fair to blame someone's religious beliefs, background, ethnicity, etc. for the actions of a selected few who share that when they are completely different people trying to live their own lives just like yourself.

#StopIslam Has Backfired In The Best Possible Way

The Huffington Post | Eve Hartley | Posted 22.03.2016 | UK

A Twitter hashtag calling to 'StopIslam' has backfired after it began trending in the wake of the deadly terror attacks in Belgium. At least 34 people...

Someone Will Hurt Me Because I'm a Muslim... Am I Being Too Paranoid?

Teuta Hoxha | Posted 14.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Teuta Hoxha

I leave my bag open on the train so people can see that I only have books inside, and they do look. The question I keep asking myself is - am I being too paranoid?

Muslim Hiker or Another Fighter?

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.03.2016 | UK
Lauren Booth

I was walking with my children on the heath surrounding Lyme Park, the stately home famous as the backdrop for Colin Firth's wet T-shirt moment, in Pride and Prejudice. It was a breezy morning and my teenage daughters, pasty faced, baggy eyed (from our early start) were in a sulky mood, hands shoved deep into hoody pockets.