A new series on ITV News that starts a conversation about the things young, British Muslims don’t often talk about. I was invited onto an episode about relationships. You can read all about it here.
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‘I’m hopeful about being gay and Muslim’
At the second Big Gay Iftar I spoke to BBC Radio 4 and World Service about what the event means to me. Listen over on the BBC iPlayer.
The ‘coming out’ of advertising: is LGBT+ representation in ads still falling short?
I spoke on a panel at Ogilvy called “The New Normal” on behalf of PrideAM. If focused on LGBT+ representation in marketing and advertising. Read more about it on Campaign.
McDonald’s pulls ‘exploited child bereavement’ ad after series of complaints
I tweeted about a McDonald’s advert that (badly) told the story of a child who had lost his father. It became a Twitter Moment and then picked up by the media. Read more on NME.
Why London is the best place to be a Muslim
After the Westminster Bridge terrorist attack I felt compelled to write about why I have faith in the capital. Read more on the Metro.
As A Muslim Should I Be Offended By ‘Real Housewives Of Isis’?
A hilarious sketch show appeared on the BBC Two called “Real Housewives of Isis”. I decided to write about reaction. Read more on the Huffington Post.
Racism in the London gay scene
I recently wrote an article for the Guardian about my experience and thoughts on racism in the scene. You can read it here.
Write here, write now
This has been a long time coming. Since my last blog post I have started a new job and goodness me have things been busy. I’ve felt bad every time I look at my blog to see I haven’t written anything for yet another month. I’ve looked back over the months and years with aContinue reading “Write here, write now”
What Ramadan has taught me about understanding
The 27th night of Ramadan is revered. It is understood to be the night the first verses of the Qu’ran were revealed to Prophet Muhammed. It’s called Laylat al-Qadr – the Night of Power. Many Muslims head to the mosque to pray all tarawih (extra prayers during Ramadan) and yesterday for the first time inContinue reading “What Ramadan has taught me about understanding”
The best-laid plans
My intention was to write a post a day during Ramadan. It was a noble intention – to keep track of my feelings and thoughts as the month progressed. And then Calais happened. Last weekend I found myself in ‘The Jungle’ – a refugee camp in Calais where there are over 3,000 refugees and migrantsContinue reading “The best-laid plans”