Who Are the Taliban?

Who Are the Taliban?

As Malala Yousefzai lies in a Pakistani hospital recovering from a gunshot to the head, the Taliban have once again grabbed the headlines. They’ve accused her of “promoting secularism” and have vowed to target her again. The last time they had an international...
The truth about Islam

The truth about Islam

  There was once a time when muslims were just another demographic in a vast and varied world. Those days have taken on the sepia tinge of memory. The global consciousness is now saturated with daily headlines and images of righteous muslim indignation. This is the...
Once Upon a Time in the Hijaz

Once Upon a Time in the Hijaz

We’re now over halfway through Ramadan, the holiest month in the Islamic calendar – the month when the Qur’an was first revealed to Muhammad ﷺ. In countless homes across the globe, for more than two weeks, muslims have risen in the darkness before daybreak to...
The Good, The Bad & The Hungry

The Good, The Bad & The Hungry

  On the last evening before ramadan I get that feeling of quiet, happy anticipation that  comes before the start of something you know is going to test you. I’ve always loved ramadan, loved the way it brings families together. It ties you to one another and a...
AND THE WINNER IS…

AND THE WINNER IS…

I heard today, via the wonderful Julie Fox (who always has an ear to the ground, it would appear!) that I’ve been awarded FIRST PRIZE in the Brave Little Blogger Contest 2012 with my entry CENSORSHIP – Muslims Caught In The Middle. I’m thrilled, (not...
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