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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

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...

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

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...

February 23, 2017

Saraiya Bah, alternatively known as Muslimah in the City, is a woman of many talents; poet, spoken word artist, freelance writer, and a lifestyle blogger from London. She joins Aisha-Asher Morgan, writer and journalist for TBMT-UK, at Café Nero for a one-to-one discussion on leaving the corporate world to pursue a career in creative and freelance writing, overcoming personal fear...

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