Empowerment

The African Muslims erased from our history.

The Islamic History Project have been researching our ummah, traditions and the forgotten for some time, Nafisah Kara Founder of the site has come through again with some unique and some would say hidden history on our ummah, for Black History month we present to you ‘The African Muslims erased from history’. She is motivated…

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Co-Founder chairs a epic panel of ONLY women

Nafisa, the one who peeled her chicken nuggets as a child and cried when we didn’t let her watch the Simpsons chaired a panel for USTWO, a panel of four incredible women who have done shit that matters and makes impact.  The panel was made up of women, all women in the ‘Entrepreneurial’ world although Alex…

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Why is everyone deleting Uber? #MuslimBan

On Saturday, Trump banned citizens from Iraq, Syria, Iran, Libya, Somalia, Sudan and Yemen from entering the U.S. for at least 90 days. Thousands took to JFK to protest the #MuslimBan. Uber took to Twitter to let their users know that surge pricing was not going to apply. Surge pricing has been turned off at…

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Have you been blinded by Mr Faith?

Recently my dad has turned up the pressure in my household about getting me married and around the same time “Mr Faith” decided to walk into my life. “My Faith” not my usual type but his mystery intrigued me but most of all he was a man of faith. Everything about him encompassed what a…

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Motherhood Moments

  By Janiya Motherhood is…Tough One thing you’ve learnt since being a mother? I can give more. Can you share a funny moment you had with your child(ren) Recently my third son said he’s would like another brother because he doesn’t have enough. (He has 3 brothers and 1 sister!) A positive quote that gets you through…

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Whose Modesty is it anyway?

 From London to Dubai to Pakistan to Palestine to Saudi Arabia to South Africa… “Modest Fashion”… in the Muslim context… means something quite unique and different to each individual group or nationality. Whether it’s a funky turban worn by a young trendy fashionista on London’s Oxford Street, a shalwar kameez and dupatta in Lahore, a…

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ON BEING A DOORMAT

Asma Hussein is Founder of Ruqqaya’s Bookshelf. As her biography describes, she is a Writer, Mother and Widow. Her husband was sadly killed when their daughter was 9 months and she wrote a book about the journey. BUY THE BOOK NOW Asma recently took to Social media to share her frustration with a common ‘hadith’…

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Someone asked me why I don’t wear a hijab.

Last Saturday I woke up to a couple messages, a few miss calls and a voicemail. Fast forward a few hours and my plans to do the laundry and then go to a car boot sale were sidelined. My sister and I, co-founders of Amaliah were asked to hold a Q&A session at the prestigious…

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