Tasnim Baghdadi

Tasnim Baghdadi is a German digital illustrator of Moroccan heritage. Currently studying towards a Masters degree in Asian and Islamic Art History, with a focus on the art and architecture of the Middle East, Tasnim also works as a freelance artist in the fields of digital illustration, graphic design, and photography. Tasnim, tell us a little bit about yourself and your work? I am ...

Jabeen Ghauri

My life and my art are old friends. We are linked in a mutual appreciation of the natural world, both evolving and maturing together. I was fortunate to have found once more, in the second half of my life, the friend of my youth whom it seems had never left me. A visit to Australia in 2005 turned my life around. Walking downhill to a river in the intense afternoon light, I could ...


All Artists

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

All Artists

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


Muslim Institute/Numbi Benefit Night at Rich Mix

On Tuesday 30th September 2014 Rich Mix hosted an unforgettable evening of live music, spoken word and eclectic jams to raise funds for both the ...

My Faith has been Hijacked by Extremists. We Must Reclaim It by Sara Khan

Could the senseless killing of Alan Henning lead to a watershed moment, a chance for a new narrative of hope?

The Myth of Religious Violence by Karen Armstrong

As we watch the fighters of the Islamic State (Isis) rampaging through the Middle East, tearing apart the modern nation-states of Syria and Iraq ...


CM12: Dangerous Freethinkers

Ziauddin Sardar argues that freethinkers can be dangerous in numerous ways, James E. Montgomery examines the radical freethought of the ninth-century thinker Jahiz, Oliver Leaman wrestles with Ibn Rushd’s dangerous idea, Robert Irwin explores the myths surrounding the great Sufi mystic al-Hallaj, Bruce Lawrence thinks that Al-Biruni is the greatest freethinker of all time, Aziz ...

Modi Machine Moves On: India at Its Watershed by Iftikhar H. Malik

Current affairs
Amidst euphoric hopes and subterranean worries, it may still be slightly early to pass a verdict on Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s successes ...

Being Malala by Afiya Shehrbano Zia

Recipients of humanitarian awards often invite controversy. In Pakistan, religious and political identities are valued more than the contributions ...

The Destruction of Mecca

Ziauddin Sardar writes on the destruction of Mecca and its transformation from a holy and historical site into an ahistorical consumerist zone.