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...
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.
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....
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.