We are pleased to feature the work of a young poet known by the name of Athia. Based in the UK and a British born Pakistani, her poem is based on the taboo surrounding rape and sexual assault in the South Asian culture women face and how cultural values have come to shape and shun … Continue reading Silenced.
August 1947 - A month that not only saw to the division, murder and separation of thousands of people, but the creation of two new nation states in the region. 70 years on, I discuss my experience and understanding of Partition as an Indian-Pakistani British Asian and how an event that happened so long before … Continue reading 70 Years On – Partition & Its Effects.
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 depression, the mental and physical health of the Muslim community is deteriorating, with there being … Continue reading The Muslim Identity – Why more must be done to help young Muslims.
A few nights ago, like many Muslims, I was up until the early hours of the morning with my family in order to prepare suhoor (the morning meal before fasting until sunset) after Taraweeh (the night prayers Muslims pray every night during Ramadan). Usually this tends to be a pleasant affair, however, for the last … Continue reading We Need To Talk About Islamophobia.