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...
PENNY APPEAL TAKES A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE

PENNY APPEAL TAKES A STAND AGAINST DOMESTIC ABUSE

I am often taken aback by Penny Appeal’s achievements around the world and here in the UK. As CEO, I find myself time and again in awe of the sheer drive and extensive experience of everyone involved in the charity’s work. I feel such immense pride for our dedicated...
New cookbook highlights recipes from Islamic countries

New cookbook highlights recipes from Islamic countries

In many ways, calling a cookbook Feast: Food Of The Islamic World is rather unusual. Cookbooks are often clustered under cuisine types – Italian or Indian or Chinese or Persian, rather than by religion. And the reason for this is simple: sharing the same faith does...
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