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COVID-19: Humanity’s Awakening Shock?

The Awakening Shock My Sheikh (spiritual master and my spiritual guide) often speaks of the ‘awakening shock’. A moment in time or a series of...

How Can I Make My Workplace More Inclusive and Culturally Aware?

In April 2018, I received an email from a Muslim colleague to help run and organise a pre-Ramadan event at work. I started to...

BOOK REVIEW: After the Prophet: The Epic Story of the Shia-Sunni Split by Lesley Hazleton

As a Sunni Muslim, I never had the chance to learn about this political split between Muslims. Whenever I would ask an elder growing...

Colourism: Community Racism

EDITOR'S NOTE: This article has been reposted from the Manchester Museum Our Shared Cultural Heritage blog: https://sharedculturalheritage.wordpress.com/2020/04/24/colourism-community-racism/ Colourism I wish I had known the meaning of colourism growing...

Surviving the Pandemic Away from Home

Welcome to one of the worst decisions of my existence so far. So, before COVID-19 became a worldwide pandemic, my baby brother was getting married...

BOOK REVIEW: The Beekeeper of Aleppo

I received this book for my birthday in April. During my exams in June, I wanted to incorporate some relaxation in my routine –...

The Vulnerables

In light of this month’s World Mental Health Day,  Ghazal Choudhary discusses how governmental reforms and cuts are doing nothing to help the disabled...

The Genius of George

The Conservatives will never win the North but they will probably win enough of it, writes Mike Knight, as he provides his thoughts on the...

The Dangers of Black Henna

Charlotte Cripps writes how she put her life at risk without realising by getting a black henna tattoo on holiday in Croatia. Looking down at my...

Hetain Patel’s ‘American Boy’

Moiza Butt reviews Patel’s performance and interviews the up-and-coming visual artist about how he is using the stage to tackle stereotypes. This was a night for the...

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