I am the product of two immigrant parents who left all that they knew in their homeland in order to seek out better lives for themselves in the UK. Like many migrants before and after them, the impetus for leaving was economic reasons. Today, we see across the world not a lot has changed. PeopleContinue reading “From Migrant to Muslim Identity”
A lot of debate surrounds the origin of this legendary quote. Some historians attribute it to Greek philosophy, namely Socrates; others say he cannot take the credit. To be honest, I am not interested in the historic roots of this maxim. I am only interested in what these two simple words mean for me whenContinue reading “Know Thyself”
Sometimes, the best memories come from the simplest of things. They do not always emerge from exhilirating adventures or adrenaline-filled excursions. It can often be the most nondescript days that produce little moments of ineffable joy. Today, I write not about my own trip down memory lane. Quite unusually, I write here to talk aboutContinue reading “When Ordinary is Anything But…”
Antonym? Oxymoron? Paradox? On the face of it, ‘feminism’ and ‘Islam’ are two diametrically opposed traditions. Some would argue that no two things could be further apart in their outlooks. If we defined feminism as ‘the advocacy of the equality between men and women’, I can just imagine how many people would be clamouring toContinue reading “Finding Feminism in Islam”
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