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I thought I would share some of my goals for the new year as a Muslim woman, particularly focusing on spiritual wellbeing and Islam.

Congratulations to the 14 Muslim women recognised in the King’s first New Year’s Honours 2023.

As a Muslim women, here are my reflections on the publication of The Independent Inquiry into Child Sexual Abuse (IICSA)...

It is important to raise awareness about the abuse and oppression experienced by Muslim women across the globe.

Stress is an inevitable part of life. Unfortunately, we cannot escape stress, but there are a lot of things we can do to help manage it!

The Othered Woman: How White Feminism Harms Muslim Women takes a deep dive into the relationship that white feminism has with Muslim women.

I thought only periods and sex was a taboo issue in my community… until I started experiencing peri-menopausal symptoms.

Celebs have jumped on the bandwagon of supporting women's rights, but their words are hollow when silent on the oppression of Muslim women.

Sharing my experience about being suicidal - the thought process, challenge this thinking, moments and when I didn’t realise I needed help.

A short account of my personal experience as being a Muslim Shia in Britain and where some Shia Muslim beliefs stem from.

“Behind every great man is a great woman”; it’s time to take a look at the amazing Muslim women involved in Pakistan’s independence.

England’s Lionesses ground-breaking achievement of winning Euro 2022 can inspire girls across different communities to play football.

Report uncovers a culture of maternity abuse contributing to 1 in 5 Muslim women saying their maternity care is ‘poor’ or ‘very poor.’

The first British Muslim Female of Kashmiri Heritage to receive an MBE in Sparkbrook, one of the most deprived wards in the West Midlands.

The biggest barrier is that there is not enough representation… no one that I could look up to as a Muslim, British Pakistani, blind woman.

Q&A with Ayisha Karim, author of Super Star Muslim Women – a children’s book series that shares stories of Islamic female role models!

She was a Muslim feminist and was talking about Islamic feminism at a time when many Muslim women in the UK were not.

Maryam Amir launching her new Woman Quran Reciters app (Qariah) during Ramadan, is another example of women literally finding their voice.

Approaching and during Ramadan, I realise how in need I am of a spiritual reset to nourish my mind, body, and soul...

She’s my heroine, my superwoman! So let us remember ladies, the women around us where we can draw our strength from...

This poem talks about the reality we have created online via filters and how we all want to look like each other.

Netflix's latest true-crime documentary, follows three women who were conned by a convicted criminal posing as a billionaire on Tinder.

I’d love to share Maryam Wahid’s story and career, to perhaps inspire you and many other Muslim women to chase YOUR creative dreams!

Sexual abuse is a pandemic that needs to be addressed and talked about… and I too wanted to get justice.

Muslim women are less likely to be given an award. Of the 54 Muslims given medals, only 35 per cent (19) were women.

My husband was a front-line worker and we both contracted COVID whilst I was 33 weeks pregnant; it was a worrying time.

It’s Human Rights Day today and I want to talk about the Black, South Asian, Arab and other ethnic minority victims of femicide in the UK.

#FreeBritney is more than just about Britney and her rights, it’s about justice and freeing women across the globe who are also oppressed.

When discussing women’s empowerment, it's useful to reconcile lessons and values from inspiring women in Islamic history with modern life.

Check out this blog version of our recent 'Let's Talk' video about ICP, hosted by our presenter Ayisha Karim!

Across the world, the poorest people and communities of colour are too often those bearing the brunt of the climate crisis.

In light of Black History Month, I thought I would share some of my favourite books written by black Muslim women.

I thought it would be great to highlight some amazing black Muslim women who are working hard in their careers to drive change!

This article is my dedication to those warriors who fight depression every day. You are strong! You are the strongest!

Here are a few online media platforms and magazines aimed at Muslims, some of which particularly focus on Muslim women and girls.

We explore the personal experiences of Muslim millennial's who grew up in a post 9/11 world.

A book review of 'In Order To Live' by Yeonmi Park about her journey to freedom as she escaped North Korea.

Is there pressure on new mothers to exclusively breastfeed and how realistic are these expectations?

Discussing an example of 'better relations between men and women' in the workplace, particularly in the South Asian film & TV industry.

Women and football…it is a topic that has attracted much attention recently due to the increased presence of female football fans.

Putting forward why the law reforms in respect of intimate image abuse must take into account the intersectional experiences of victims.

Today is the last day of learning disability week, an awareness raising initiative that is of particular significance to me.

The writer, director and producer, Nida Manzoor, successfully conveys that “there’s no one cookie-cutter way of being a Muslim woman”

My experience of being a Muslim girl in the UK Foster care system and how I found peace in Islam.

Fraud cases are more prevalent now especially due to Covid and have become more sophisticated, it is time to be more alert than ever before!

Making mental health first aid a part of regular first-aid training requirements is critical for mental health support in the workplace

It is rare to find Muslim female directors being recognised for their creative talent, therefore this blog aims to highlight some of them!

Muslim women led, women and girl focussed - new not for profit organisation giving Muslim donors more choice.

This is my story entailing my experience as a first time mum with acute postpartum depression and anxiety.

While it is openly addressed that those who are not physically fit, should not fast, Muslims with poor mental health are often overlooked.

As a pharmacist, every year I get questions about medicines and if it’s ok to take certain medicines during fasting.

Ever since the Sarah Everard murder there has been an ongoing discussion on the role of men when it comes to women’s safety.

MWN Hub decided to interview one of the many inspirational Muslim female doctors who has been treating COVID-19 patients in hospital.

The British judiciary is still overwhelmingly white and male and there is not a single BAME judge in the Supreme Court.

Thanks to my dad and our regular trips to the library, it seems that books have always been such a meaningful part of my life.

People of Bangladeshi ethnicity are twice as likely to die of Covid than those of White British ethnicity

Even in 2020 I find myself stuck at the same crossroads I found myself at ten years ago when I began to come out.

Race Equality Week is an opportunity for us to address race inequalities and seek legislative solutions to help tackle racial discrimination

2010 - this was the year my life turned upside down and I didn’t even know it, nor would I for the next eight years.

This pregnancy complication characterised by an extreme form of sickness can be a horrific, lonely experience, but more support is available

It is vital that we raise awareness about STIs and put an end to the taboo nature that surrounds this topic.

Life can be so beautiful if we allow ourselves to believe we deserve happiness. Do what you love, smile more and be kind to yourself.

A poem about family abuse, written by a victim and survivor of domestic abuse.

Urgent reform is needed of the Victim's Right to Review (VRR) if we are to stop failing victims of rape and sexual abuse

I have written an article on hope; I hope the reader will benefit and share with those that need some hope in their lives.

We could not stand by and allow the awful perpetrator to succeed in sharing their vile, anti-Semitic message.

Saudi Arabia may be polishing its image to the world but continues to hold women's rights campaigners without charge or trial.

Alcohol addiction may be a response to increasing levels of domestic abuse and it is probably being used as a coping mechanism.

Our mantra in Tell MAMA, is to be 'Upstanders and not Bystanders' and we have used this phrase for over 7 years in our campaigning.

If their hard work was able to get them the vote by the end of World War One, then I'm sure those women also deserve a poppy!

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