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March 7, 2018

I had the honour and pleasure of speaking with renowned author, poet and speaker Na'ima B Roberts, author of the critically acclaimed book From My Sister's Lips, that has inspired myself and women of all backgrounds in our journey as Muslims. 

It is the voice of a Muslim woman speaking for herself that resonates with the reader and sharing the accounts of Muslim women wh...

March 5, 2018

"My heart splits across three continents; Europe, East Africa and the Middle East."

Poet and essayist Momtaza Mehri begins her interview on BBC Radio 4 with these words as she takes the listener on the journey of her upbringing with Arabic, Somali and English interchanges. Her mother also features in the interview, reinforcing her rich cultural upbringing. 

I came across...

February 2, 2018

Halimat Shode of TBMT-UK sat down to speak with published author Habeeb Akande, whose debut book, Illuminating the Darkness, focuses on the contribution of Blacks and North Africans in the history of Islam. 

Habeeb has continued to publish a range of other non-fiction titles including 'A taste of honey' that discusses erotology in Islam and 'Illuminating the Blackness ' which...

January 8, 2018

Describing her podcast as “A platform where minorities share their love of books”, Ra'ifah Rafiq is the co-host of the podcast Mostly Lit.  

With her co-hosts, Derek and Alex, they have created a community of listeners tuned in to their book discussions, banter and lively debates. They also interview writers, publishers, poets from Siana Bangura and JJ Bola to renow...

December 26, 2017

Describing his early life as ‘colourful’, Siddiq knew his life would not follow a set path from an early age.

Although born Muslim, he retook shahada (testimony of faith) whilst serving a prison sentence. Now working with young gang members at the organisation Pathwaze, he helps them change their lives through counselling, workshops, and inspiring them with his story.

In addition t...

December 26, 2017

In this article I want to discuss the life of Hajar, peace be upon her, and what her life story means to me as a Muslim woman also of African heritage. Then I want to focus on what Hagar means to African American women as interpreted by womanist theologians, and ask what Muslim women learn from them.

Reflecting on Hajar (peace be upon her), her name says it all: migrant, foreigner...

December 26, 2017

During the summer of 2016, I wasn't very engaged with politics, international affairs and injustice. On the evening of July 5th I saw Alton Sterling die by the hand of law enforcement while he was being restrained. My heart jumped out of my chest, I spent the evening in mourning and then I slept. I woke up in the early afternoon of July 6th and Philando Castile had been shot in f...

December 26, 2017

In 2017, the mainstream fitness world seemed to finally pay attention to Muslim Women. Nike created a hijab range and reached out to various Muslim women in the sports and fitness industry to be ambassadors for it.

Shazia Hossen was one of the Muslim women that Nike reached out to and she  shares her hijab story, how she became interested in fitness and how she seeks to...

August 27, 2017

Ashley Chin, also known as Muslim Belal, is a well-established performer, actor and film director who is known by Muslims worldwide for his journey to Islam which he shares with the youth through inspirational talks.

Ashley sat down with Halimat Shode from TBMT-UK to talk about his path from street life to practicing Islam, and the many lessons learned along the way.

Salam Ala...

July 10, 2017

The Black Muslim Times UK is excited to bring you Blogger Spotlight! We’re speaking to bloggers of African and Caribbean descent to highlight their amazing work and get to know them a bit better.

"The Millenial Muslim" blog is dedicated to helping Muslims deepen their relationship with Allah through thought-provoking articles on faith, spirituality, life and so much more.  

Founder...

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