Sara Makari-Aghdam: ‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’

‘Vinyl Icons: Persian Pop and Turkish Psychedelia’ is a unique presentation of art inspired by the popular music of pre-revolutionary Iran and Anatolia. It has been gathered together by Sara Makari-Aghdam, a young North East England based curator of Azeri-Turk, Persian and English descent. Sara was born in Stockton-on-Tees. She studied BA (hons) in History of Modern Art, Design ...

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Mohammed Ali is a pioneer in the street-art movement, internationally famous for fusing street art with Islamic script and patterns to deliver powerful and moving messages. In his work art meets faith, identity and social change, changing the visual landscapes of the cities we live in. He still lives in Birmingham where he was born and raised. From there he travels globally, inspiring ...

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Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

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Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

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A Muslim Epiphany? by Shanon Shah

It’s nice being glass half full. Which is why I’m thinking, “Wow, an Episcopalian cathedral included readings from the Quran in ...

Muslim Institute Winter Gathering: Blessed Are the Innovators

Fellows and friends of the Muslim Institute descended on Sarum College in Salisbury for the Eighth Annual Muslim Institute Winter Gathering on 2-4 ...

Sorry, Louise Casey, but Muslim Women are Held Back by Discrimination by Aina Khan

If like me you’re female, Muslim and from an ethnic minority background, it sometimes feels like a one-way ticket into economic and social ...

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CM21: Relations

Samia Rahman is perplexed by our complex network of relationships, Aamer Hussein looks back on his affectionate bonds with the great Urdu writer Qurratulain Hyder (aka 'Annie'), Syed Nomanul Haq follows classical scholars seeking royal patronage, Piro Rexhepi crosses borders in the Balkans, Annalisa Mormile traces the roots of disunity in the EU family, Benedikt Koehler highlights ...

Kashmir on Film by Muddasir Ramzan

A writer friend recently asked me what I thought about the movie Kaafiron Ki Namaaz, and I confessed I hadn’t even heard of it. Early this ...

Modi and Trump - voting strongmen, voting hate by Zahir Janmohamed

Donald Trump’s win in the US and Narendra Modi’s in India two years ago are both about the majority claiming greater victimhood.

Aleppo's People are Being Slaughtered: Did we Learn Nothing from Srebrenica? by Nedzad Avdic

I was a teenager when I faced the worst of humanity. I remember our house burning to the ground and my family fleeing Srebrenica, hoping ...