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Sport
Dana Hussain
Dana Hussain: The Iraqi Sprinter Who Defines the Olympic Spirit

Dana Hussain competed in the 100m sprint at the 2008 Beijing Olympics for Iraq, the only Iraqi athlete who had actually trained in the war torn country.

Inspirational
Eye
Halal Holiday Hackers #3 The Eye in Islam

Two years ago, Ammar Asfour launched a project called The Eye in Islam. It would see him visit Muslims in six different countries over the month of Ramadan.

Food & Health
I Can’t Believe it’s not Haram! The British Food You Never Knew Could be Halal
I Can’t Believe it’s not Haram! The British …

A lot of stereotypically British foods don’t seem very halal. But do many of the British favourites we assume to be haram actually exist in halal form?

Art
Mina Shoots
Mina Shoots: The Photographer Making the World Bright and Beautiful

Amina Adan, known on Instagram as Mina Shoots, is a British Somali photographer from London whose subjects always shine through in unfussy compositions.

Art
Cherrie
Cherrie is the Somali Swedish Singer That You Need to …

163 För Evigt by singer-songwriter Cherrie is flying across the net. Here’s why you need to hop on the Somali Swedish future-superstar’s bandwagon right now

Art
Another England
Mapping a Century of Black and Asian Heritage in Another England

The project, which was organised by Historic England, documents over a century of black and Asian life in the UK. We take a look at Another England.

Fashion & Beauty
Construction Worker Leena Begum Designs Hijab & Burka Friendly PPE Clothing
Construction Worker Leena Begum Designs Hijab & Burka Friendly PPE Clothing

As a hijabi, Leena Begum often found it difficult to wear the appropriate protective gear at the construction site. So she designed her own.

Inspirational
Aamin
Aamin Ambulance: Heroes Emerge in the Wake of the Mogadishu Attack

This was murder on an enormous scale. Our thoughts and prayers go out to the victims, the people of Somalia, and the diaspora.

Inspirational
Black
Black and Muslim in Britain: The Web Series Giving Black …

The web series was created by a group of activists who were frustrated by the erasure of Black Muslims from discussions of black history as well as Islam.

Inspirational
Muslim Travelers
Halal Holiday Hackers #2 Muslim Travelers

This week on Halal Holiday Hackers, we’re looking at Muslim Travelers, a couple whose creative travel tips really betray their not-exactly-exciting name.

Art
Black
Black History Month: Black in the Day

Black in the Day is a photo archive + Instagram that describes itself as a ‘visual journey through the Black British Experience.’

Sport
Egypt
Egypt Qualifies for World Cup for First Time Since 1990, Twitter …

On Sunday, Liverpool’s Mo Salah netted an outrageously last minute penalty to secure Egypt a place in the World Cup for the first time in 28 years.

Inspirational
Black History Month
UK Black History Month: Three Black British Muslims You Should …

To celebrate this Black History Month, we want to shout out the black British Muslims who are doing big things in the world of art, media and sport.

Inspirational
Travel
Halal Holiday Hackers #1 Muslim Travel Girl

We’re kicking the series off with Muslim Travel Girl, an A-lister of the blogging scene and someone who can offer you some serious money saving hacks.

Food & Health
Sheikh
Halal Food Instagram Heroes #10 Salt & Sheikh

The esteemed honour of the final blog in the Halal Food Instagram Heroes series is bestowed upon the snappily named Salt & Sheikh.

Inspirational
Asli Hassan Abade
The Story of Asli Hassan Abade, the First Female Military …

Asli joined the Somali Air Force in 1976. She is the first female pilot in the SAF, she is also thought to be the first female pilot in an African military.

Islamic History
Nobel
Looking Back at the Muslims Who Have won the Nobel …

Many winners of the Nobel Peace prize have been Muslim. To celebrate this week’s festivities, we’re looking at three Muslims who have taken home the gong.

Art
Vintage Somalia: An Instagram Remembering a Land We Rarely See
Vintage Somalia: An Instagram Remembering a Land We Rarely See

The photos on the Instagram Vintage Somalia prove that there was once so much more to the East African country than conflict, suffering and instability.