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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 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...

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...

July 10, 2017

When it comes to beauty pageants, Muslim women face scrutiny when they choose to participate in what is viewed as a superficial activity to engage in. In 2015 the International beauty pageant "World Muslimah" was documented by BBC3 and amassed positive attention and criticism.

In 2016, Hayaati Njuki’s experience was no different when she entered the Miss Uganda UK beauty pageant....

July 10, 2017

London born and raised, Wasi Daniju has taken her passion of photography and turned it into a career. Her debut exhibition held at Rich Mix, was fully crowdfunded and well-received.  Halimat Shode of The Black Muslim Times UK sat down to talk to Wasi about her journey behind the lens.

As-Salaam Alaikum Wasi! 

Can you tell our audience a bit about yourself?

I’m Wasi Daniju, a Ni...

March 1, 2017

Born in Sudan and raised in Bradford,Asma El Badawi has established a name for herself as a basketball player, coach and spoken word artist  across the world.

From speaking out about the ban on wearing head coverings imposed by FIBA, the international Basketball federation, to performing poetry and facilitating workshops and basketball sessions with young girls worldwide from her...

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