How I Discovered The Real Ramadan

How I Discovered The Real Ramadan

I ached to experience the nightly anticipation of breaking the fast as part of something larger. Deprivation is so much more tolerable, and joy heightened, in company…   When first I stepped into the stiff new shoes of life as a muslim, rubbing along trying not to get...
The Myth Of The 72 Virgins

The Myth Of The 72 Virgins

I think by now most folks realise that Islamic fundamentalism (Islamism) is a political and social issue – not part of mainstream Islam at all. Extremists exist in every religion and you can’t reason with people who claim to know exactly what God wants. In...
Make Me A Muslim

Make Me A Muslim

The other night I watched a documentary about five UK women who’d converted to Islam. A western convert myself, I was curious to hear the women’s experiences and gain some insight into what people think when they hear of westerners converting. With so much negative...
Fighting To Be Heard

Fighting To Be Heard

The description of the past cannot be the prescription for the future I attended the launch of the Council of Muslims Facing Tomorrow at the invitation of Raheel Raza, journalist, author, public speaker and...
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