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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...

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