She Speaks We Hear

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7th August 2017
by aliyazehra
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Breastfeeding shaming needs to stop

Last week was World Breastfeeding Week, and yet again there are reports that the UK has the lowest rates of breastfeeding in the world. Breastfeeding is one of those topics that any blogger should be terrified to write about. It … Continue reading

7th February 2017
by aliyazehra
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Ten questions with Zohra Khaku from the BBC’s Muslims Like Us

What is it really like be a modern-day British Muslim? The BBC’s Muslims Like Us, broadcast at the end of 2016, sought to find an answer to this question, by making ten Muslims of different backgrounds share a house with each … Continue reading

7th November 2016
by aliyazehra
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A tribute to my uncles who were gunned down in the Nazimabad attacks

You never think it’s going to happen to you… until it does. Just over a week ago, I was in a queue with my four-year-old son. We were waiting for a train ride around the park near my parents’ house, when I … Continue reading

25th July 2016
by aliyazehra
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Qandeel Baloch: an outspoken feminist in a man’s world

“As a woman we must stand up for ourselves.. As a woman we must stand up for each other… As a women we must stand…“ — Qandeel Baloch The tragic murder of the social media celebrity, Qandeel Baloch, is an eye-opener … Continue reading

5th December 2015
by aliyazehra
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Syrian airstrikes: why Hilary Benn’s speech left me cold

“Of course the people don’t want war. But after all, it’s the leaders of the country who determine the policy, and it’s always a simple matter to drag the people along whether it’s a democracy, a fascist dictatorship, or a … Continue reading

16th June 2015
by aliyazehra
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I got 99 problems, but judging people shouldn’t be one

It’s  difficult to be a Muslim online these days; if you’re not receiving backlash from Islamophobic trolls, then you can definitely rely on your own community to take the position of judge and jury when it comes to your morality. … Continue reading

8th April 2015
by aliyazehra
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Lessons learnt: why don’t more women feel welcome in the mosque?

“Woman is a delicate creature with strong emotions who has been created by the Almighty God to shoulder responsibility for educating society and moving toward perfection. God created woman as symbol of His own beauty and to give solace to … Continue reading

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