Posts by Nafisa Bakkar

#BeingBlackandMuslim in photos by Bobby Rogers

For the past few months I've been creating a portrait series inspired by the #BeingBlackandMuslim hashtag. I'm ready to share it with ya'll. — Bobby Rogers (@Bobbyrogers_) April 19, 2017 There is an increasingly prejudicial connection being made between Blackness & Islam which fuels the erasure of Black Muslims in pop culture — Bobby Rogers…

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Meet the couple making Islam accessible to the blind.

Wife & Husband Yadira and Nadir Making The Quran in Braille Accessible To The Blind Community One Dot At A Time Husband and wife duo Yadira and Nadir set up Islam by touch as a means to help blind people access Islamic literature through braille. Yadira was born with glaucoma and raised as a Catholic where…

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The hidden refugee mental health crisis

The last few years we’ve seen the rise in awareness around mental health issues, from an increase in mindfulness apps to celebrities speaking out about their own challenges. If we take the example of depression which is currently ranked fourth among the 10 leading causes of the global burden of disease, it is predicted that by…

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Network marketing. A pyramid scheme or an empowering business model?

Yesterday the story about two Muslim brothers, Moyn and Monir Islam,  and their Network Marketing scheme was spotlighted by the Mirror. The two brothers had abandoned previous venture OneCoin, a digital currency to then launch their network marketing wearables business.   Network marketing, multilevel marketing, get rich schemes, pyramid schemes, build a business from home…

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A note for stressed out Uni students.

It’s that time of the year. Exams are creeping in, deadlines are fast approaching and as if that isn’t enough you gotta start answering the question “What do you want to do after you graduate.” It is easy to become overwhelmed, it feels as if EVERYTHING rides on the next couple of months. What if…

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