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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...

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...

February 23, 2017

The Black Muslim Times UK is excited to bring you a new feature, Blogger spotlight! We will be speaking to our fellow Muslim bloggers of African and Caribbean background to highlight their amazing blogs and get to know them a bit better!

In the last few years, life-coaching  has taken off as a popular profession for many people that are passionate about helping others  improve the...

February 23, 2017

Nasir Yammama, Creative Technologist, Entrepreneur, and AgriTech Developer, is trailblazing agricultural change in Africa through technological innovation. His social enterprise “Verdant”, an AgriTech value chain company, aims to combat some of the challenges and obstacles faced by local farmers by providing market information, managerial support, and access to financial services...

November 13, 2016

Ismael Musoke is a South London-based spoken word performer of Ugandan descent. He has recently launched his debut poetry anthology, “The Lost Essays” which is available on Amazon. Aisha-Asher from the Black Muslim Times UK sits down with Ismael to discuss the motivations behind his poetry/spoken word, the importance of having spaces where young Muslims are able to artistically e...

November 13, 2016

Halimat from TBMT-UK was able to speak with comparative sociologist, and educator, Abu Bakr Madden Al Shabazz on the experiences of black people in the UK and Wales , how he got into his field, and his plans and ambitions for his new company.

Brother Abu Bakr has been a Muslim for  23 years and specializes in Black and African pre and post Islamic history of the Moors (Blacks) and...

November 13, 2016

Halimat of TBMT-UK had the pleasure to speak with Layinka Sanni, an editor, former writer for SISTERS magazine, the international lifestyle magazine for Muslim women, and a wonderful sister ready to push Muslim women to their highest writing potential as a writing coach.

How many of us have said we want to write a novel or a story but have never started, or gave up right at the ve...

November 4, 2016

Halimat Shode from The Black Muslim Times UK had the privilege to speak with Sheila Na’imah Nortley, an award-winning producer and critically acclaimed screenwriter, who  has numerous credits and projects to her name. She is currently nominated for the woman of the future award and discussed where she gets her inspiration from and the journey she has taken on her career path.

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