‘What Ramadan means to me’: Muslim women on the month of fasting and prayer

Muslim women included in forthcoming anthology, Cut From The Same Cloth, discuss what Ramadan means to them
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Review: Arab Christmas “Christians have been part of Gaza’s fabric since time immemorial”

by Hamja Ahsan    It is a Friday night and I am inside the Rich Mix, a venue at the foot of East London’s Brick Lane, where three musical acts organised by Arts Canteen transport me into a Byzantine Temple, during Queen Zanubia’s reign of Palmyra in Iraq and Syria (269CE). The venue is where… Read More

Why is everyone straight?

A Comprehensive guide to diversifiying sexual identification and romantic expression in your writing  by Kayla Ancrum* Whether you like it or not, everyone is not straight. Everyone is not either a boy or a girl. And everyone is not sexual. Though that may be upsetting or confusing to hear at first—like learning the earth is round… Read More

Ooh, tell me more about what you don’t know…#Islam

by Natasha Kalantar  Some local cultural practices (such as wearing a headscarf) have become linked, in the popular mind, to the articles of faith of Islam. Has the world’s general idea of the Islamic faith focused too much on tradition, and not enough on core beliefs? Asma.S@Asooom_S Mustafa Akyol: Faith versus tradition in Islam http://www.ted.com/talks/mustafa_akyol_faith_versus_tradition_in_islam.html… Read More