UK Muslim Astronaut Awarded Neuro Fellowship

UK Muslim Astronaut Awarded Neuro Fellowship

LONDON – HussainManawer, who is set to become the first British Muslim to travel in space, received an honorary fellowship from King’s College London to raise awareness about mental health, Ilford Recorder reported on July 31. “I am very grateful to King’s College...
Street cricket: the sport transforming Birmingham kids’ lives

Street cricket: the sport transforming Birmingham kids’ lives

At 12 years old Siraj Ali wasn’t a bad kid. But, like many of the young people he grew up with in the outskirts of Birmingham, he’d hang out on the street at night, sometimes get in trouble at school, and had anger management issues that could boil over. “The area...
Fields medal: UK refugee wins ‘biggest maths prize’

Fields medal: UK refugee wins ‘biggest maths prize’

One of the most prestigious prizes in mathematics, the Fields Medal, has been handed out at a ceremony in Brazil. CaucherBirkar, AlessioFigalli and Peter Scholze, and AkshayVenkatesh are all honoured for major contributions to their respective areas in mathematics....
Can cricket become the game of choice for young BME women?

Can cricket become the game of choice for young BME women?

Growing up in Pakistan, NafeesaKatib remembers watching cricket with her siblings on a TV hired at the weekend as a treat. It wasn’t a viewing choice at the time – it was the only thing being broadcast – but she remembers it fondly. “Even if we didn’t like cricket we...
Why I want to build a women-led mosque in Britain

Why I want to build a women-led mosque in Britain

In 2014, I made a journey to the holy city of Makkah to perform the sacred pilgrimage of Umrah with my father. As I pushed my father’s wheel-chair, I was struck by the whirlpool of men and women circumambulating the Kabah, a site considered by some Muslims to be the...
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