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Yvonne Ridley: captured by Islam

Yvonne Ridley: captured by Islam

words Hilary Saundersphotography Osama AhmedWhen I speak to Yvonne Ridley, the journalist best known for her dramatic capture by the Taliban in Afghanistan in 2001, she...

Welcome to Hajj

Welcome to Hajj

(Article first published in Issue 3 - January/February 2004) ...

Face to Faith: Against all odds

Face to Faith: Against all odds

photograph: Maeve Tomlinsonwords: Rajnaara AkhtarSumayah Samani,...

A week in the life of...Lord Bhatia

Lord Amir Bhatia, here in conversation with Samia Rahman, was born in 1932 and educated in Tanzania and India. Raised...

Rugby Fever

England are the new Rugby World Cup champions. The nation have taken rugby to their hearts and, as Ferman Uddin...

Mughal Interiors by Mohammed Bhana

Mohammed Bhana invites you to create a stunning Mughal style interior on your own home A Mughal interior design need...

A frame of mind

Photography Leticia Ferrer-StuyckWords Sylvie Do Nascimento Calligraphy and mosaics have been long used by many...

Coping with a piece of fabric?

Knightsbridge with its exclusive parade of shops including Harrods and Harvey Nicholls seemed an unlikely place...

Native Deen

Native Deen

…AND TOGETHER WE ARE……Native Deen have heralded a formidable phenomenon in Islamic music. Their...

GM FOOD?

GM FOOD?

Words Halima Hussain Photograph Maeve Tomlinson ‘Eat and...

Teenagers lend them an ear

Teenagers lend them an ear

If some of the young people in Neighbours are accurate...

Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin

words Tiia HaatajaJaved Hakim is the proud father of four children....

Mensur and Nese

Mensur and Nese

Nese: I met Mensur in October 1991 purely by coincidence. I was...

New Year’s Resolution

New Year’s Resolution

“I have decided not to put up with such monumental-not to say...

In the shade or in the sun

In the shade or in the sun

I was addressing a Quaker meeting recently. As we talked over a...

 ‘Deen’ Big Brother

‘Deen’ Big Brother

Earlier this summer, the channel 4 reality TV programme Teen Big...

A little lamb

A little lamb

Photography Taous MakhatchevaRecipes by Ankaboot restaurant and...

What you can't see

What you can't see

The word disability conjures up many images for us all, but how many...

Table Talk with Dr Rosemary Hollis

Table Talk with Dr Rosemary Hollis

Rosemary Hollis is a leading exponent in International Relations and...

Diary of a young mother

Diary of a young mother

Words Shakina ChowdhuryIllustration Abu Ta-HaAh me! She never knew...

Captivating Cairo

Captivating Cairo

By Lorraine Abdel Hamid Cairo is a city of extremes that has...

Drawing in the Past

Drawing in the Past

"At this moment, I want to revive the art of calligraphy and...

Inspired by Islam - Mathematics

Inspired by Islam - Mathematics

words Chris Allenillustration Ruh Al AlamCan you think of ways of...

The Flight of Iqbal’s Eagle

The Flight of Iqbal’s Eagle

Allama Mohammed IqbalBy Mohammed Salman MalikBut only a brief...