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12th May 2020
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How can the British Army engage with UK Muslims?

Photo credit: Hifsa Haroon Iqbal This week, Akeela Ahmed, (Founder of SheSpeaksWeHear and chair of the UK government’s Anti-Muslim Hatred Working Group) arranged for a group of 20 Muslim women to visit Pirbright Army Training Centre. This incredible opportunity proved … Continue reading

29th July 2018
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Eid Festival 2018, at Westfield London, W12

Nothing brings together Muslims like shopping and food especially if the food is halal. This was my experience when I recently visited Westfield in Shepherd’s Bush to visit their Eid festival. There was every kind of Muslim, every race colour … Continue reading

26th July 2018
by Elizabeth Arif-Fear
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Your individual middle path: 10 must-read pieces of advice for female converts to Islam

Liz Arif-Fear shares her experiences and advice for a growing female convert community Continue reading

9th August 2017
by She Speaks We Hear
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More needs to be done to protect the mental health of young British Muslims

In a society where Muslims are constantly placed under the lens, examined, picked apart and policed for their views, it can be argued that the chances of young Muslims developing and suffering from mental disorders is increasing. From anxiety to … Continue reading

12th November 2016
by raehspeak
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Impact of hate crimes on mental health

In the UK the rates of depression and suicide are on the rise, with the last known statistic suggesting 1 in 4 adults experience a diagnosed mental health issue. The statistics suggest that 1 in 10 children and young people … Continue reading

17th September 2016
by raehspeak
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‘Su-Shi’ and interfaith dialogue with Anne Dijk and Arjen Buitelaar

Deviating slightly from our usual posts, we wanted to share with our readers an interview between Anne Dijk, a female Sunni scholar based in the Netherlands and Arjen Buitelaar, a male Shia scholar also from the Netherlands. They were interviewed … Continue reading

21st July 2016
by raehspeak
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Jamilla’s tips on dealing with anxiety around exam time (Part 2)

Read Part 1 here. In addition to depression, I was diagnosed with anxiety, which tends to worsen during exams. Even though I take medication for depression and anxiety, I still experience panic attacks before, during and after exams. I wanted … Continue reading

18th July 2016
by raehspeak
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Jamilla’s story of dealing with Depression and Anxiety (Part 1)

If you’ve met me, just like everyone else does, you wouldn’t expect me to be dealing with a mental illness, especially of this severity. I’m in my final year of university, expected to graduate with a 2:1 (Inshallah), VP of … Continue reading

9th May 2016
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A Review of ‘The Diary of a Hounslow Girl’ by Ambreen Razia

This is a review of the ‘The Diary of a Hounslow Girl’ a play by Ambreen Razia, shown at the Ovalhouse on the 6th of May. Ambreen Razia had the audience spellbound by her electric performance. From start to finish … Continue reading

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