February 5, 2018

Published in The New Arab

Barely a week passes without a British Muslim woman hitting the headlines. 

In the last week alone, endless column inches have been devoted to the Muslim mother-of-two who blames UKIP's Jayda Fransen for her miscarriage, to Amena Khan, the beau...

January 25, 2018

Published in Al Jazeera

British beauty blogger Amena Khan announced that she has pulled out of L'Oreal's latest haircare campaign, after a series of tweets in which she criticised Israel in 2014 re-surfaced.

In a statement, Khan explained that she withdrew from the...

January 23, 2018

Published in the New Statesman

An investigation by The Sun this week revealed that motorists named Mohammed are being charged up to £919 more in car insurance than men with typically white, English names. Some of the UK's largest insurance providers are alleged to have...

January 8, 2018

Published in The New Arab

After months, nay, years, nay decades of waiting – the Nike sports hijab is finally here.

I know what you’re thinking, Muslim women have been making and designing hijabs for years. There were Capsters, there was the ResportOn, there was ASIYA. T...

January 7, 2018

Published in The New Arab

Colonialism has been going through a painful rebranding. 

In recent months, barely a week has passed without a public defence of colonial legacy, from academics to journalists, and even the former UK Commissioner for Racial Equality, Trevor Phi...

December 26, 2017

Published in The New Arab 

As you settle down to watch the festive specials on your television this year, top buttons popped, I hope, you might spot something a little different. This Christmas will see the first festive advert by a Muslim charity, Penny Appeal, to be a...

December 8, 2017

Published in the NewStatesman

In offices, schools and public spheres up and down the country, helpless men and women across Britain are coerced by religious compulsion into an item of clothing that we all know no sane person would knowingly choose.

Take it from someone w...

November 29, 2017

Published in The New Arab

US President Donald Trump on Wednesday morning retweeted a number of posts by Jayda Fransen, deputy leader of the UK-based far-right group, Britain First.

Donald Trump's three retweets depicted supposed Muslims committing offences and implicit...

November 28, 2017

Published in The New Arab

UK school regulator Ofsted announced this week that they will question primary school girls who wear the hijab. Amanda Spielman, head of Ofsted and chief inspector of schools claimed that the move was a bid to tackle what could be interpreted a...

November 15, 2017

Published in the NewStatesman

Mattel has unveiled its latest Barbie, a hijab-wearing fencer modelled on the American Olympic medallist, Ibtihaj Muhammad. The doll is the latest in the toy manufacturer’s “Sheroes” collection, which celebrates women with inspiring stories...

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