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Trump, Empathy and Hope

Shanon Shah
You’ve tried your best to counter an individual who spreads lies, hatred and fear of the Other. Despite your best efforts, this individual has come into a position of significant power and seems poised to deliver on cryptic promises to ...

CM19: Nature

Jeremy Henzell-Thomas goes for a long walk 'out in the open', Charles Upton delineates basic Islamic concepts and symbols for the contemplation of nature, James E Montgomery reads some classical texts, Laura Hassan studies how ...

Impending Negotiations by Muddasir Ramzan

The strike has entered its fourth month and the shadow of war between two postcolonial nations, namely India and Pakistan, continues to overshadow the struggle of Kashmiris for their long pending resolution. The growing hatred between the two ...

Refugees and Dirty Work

Shanon Shah
Gary Lineker and Lily Allen – love them or loathe them? Their pro-refugee outspokenness has sparked off a media backlash that strikes at the heart of what it means to be British in a post-Brexit world. Is it British to extend hospitality ...

Yuna Shines in London by Laych Koh

You could not miss them - the young Muslim women with their turbans tied with chic sharpness, in the fashion of the songstress they were here to see. There was also plenty of tell-tale accents betraying the legion of Malaysians eager to see their ...

Kashmir - the living dystopia by Muddasir Ramzan

The ongoing unrest has now entered its third month, plunging Kashmir into an unending dystopia. Even if it eventually ends it will inevitably re-ignite with as much, if not more intensity until there is a permanent solution to this dispute. The ...

Muslims at Sea: From Barbary Pirates to Brick Lane

The National Maritime Museum in Greenwich, London, held a study day on Saturday 10th September 2016 on the history of Muslims at sea, in partnership with the Muslim Institute. The Institute talked to Dr Aaron Jaffer of the National ...

Lascars: Muslims at Sea by Hassan Mahamdallie

There are two complementary foundation texts for those interested in the history of black and Asian people in Britain. One is Peter Fryer’s Staying Power: The History of Black People in Britain and the other is Rozina Visram’s Ayahs, ...

Russia's Yarovaya Laws

Aysha Garaeva
We are more than halfway through 2016, and it is clear that this year will be remembered for almost constant terrorist attacks across the world – from Iraq to Turkey to France to Afghanistan and countless other places. Governments are ...

Muslim Women's Olympic Style Games by Laych Koh

It was pretty clear from media headlines what the focus on fencer Ibtihaj Muhammad was.‘Ibtihaj Muhammad set to become the first American to compete in a hijab at the Olympics.’ (Telegraph)‘Ibtihaj Muhammad makes US history, ...