PICK OF THE WEEK

By Amnah

The maxi dresses with sleeves that don’t have slits and aren’t backless are always on our radar. Asos have just released this grey embellished maxi dress which would be perfect for Eid and the summer wedding season ahead. Try this sooner than later before it sells out!

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5 things to do with mama

By Selina Bakkar

This is a post for the ladies and gents who were so occupied with pleasing their mothers all year round that they forgot that Mothers Day is even a thing! We have thrown in some ideas for you to choose from! Do let us know if you visit these places and tag us too! CLIFTON…

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Dealing with anxiety – A Muslimah’s Perspective

By Saraiya Bah

What’s your worst nightmare?  Is it walking into an important meeting wearing your pyjamas? Being locked in a cage with a man-eating tiger.  How about sky diving and then realising that the parachute is faulty?  Those are far-fetched examples.  Maybe not the parachute one though – that’s quite a frequent occurrence.  But I digress – everyone…

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Dear Muslims, Please don’t feel like you have to condemn these attacks.

By Tuba Mazhari

Dear Muslim friends, I know that horrible sinking feeling you get when a horrific incident occurs. You worry that the perpetrator is a Muslim/that the perpetrator will be perceived to be Muslim. You worry that you or your friends and relatives have to pay the price for it – walking down the street/in a restaurant/in…

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SHOP THE LOOK: @SARIS_HH

By Amnah

  EMBROIDERED FLORALS SARIS_HH

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Are you a blogger, influencer or advertiser and what’s the difference?

By Nafisa Bakkar

We had a lovely time on Inspire FM this Monday with host Shemiza and Nasreen from Variant Space. You can listen to the whole show below! One of the conversations we had were about bloggers. We’ve seen them rocket with the rise of social media and a lot of the attention the modest fashion world and…

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A-Z of Beauty: CLAY MASKS

By AMALIAH WRITES

The power of clay in a great mask will do wonders for your skin. Used once or twice a week, it can help to detoxify your skin, refine pores and tighten the skin. It’s great for those with combination skin and those who are prone to  breakouts. We’ve picked our favourite clay masks at every…

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Heartwarmers III

By Selina Bakkar

I recently felt a renewed sense of hope for the older generation, sometimes a generation we forget about and even take for granted. They paved the way and have supported us through the years. Many of them came to the UK when it was not as friendly and worked in the factories or started businesses.…

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Bloggers are not infallible

By Mahmoudat Sanni-Oba

Let’s Talk – Social Media Etiquette & The Hijabi YouTuber Conundrum The world of social media can be unforgiving, it’s a ‘dog eat dog world’, and no one is exempt from the criticism or bullying that often comes with it, regardless of whether the blogger/ YouTuber is Muslim or not. And in most instances, trolling behaviour…

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What does the Hjab Ban mean? Is it really a ban?

By Louise Butt

By Louise Butt, hijab-wearing, working, writing, Muslim woman. She is a Copywriter, see here and you can follow her on twitter  @LBCopy The EU ban: Disempowering the Muslim woman. This week, the EU courts ruled it is not discriminatory to ban the wearing of religious clothing or symbols in the workplace. This includes the hijab or headscarf.…

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A note for stressed out Uni students.

By Nafisa Bakkar

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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International Somali Awards

By Selina Bakkar

Our Somali Brothers and Sisters have been making waves for a while in various sectors and it was heart warming to have organisations and individuals being celebrated for achievements to the community worldwide. There were winners in business, social work, sports, education and entertainment and a new few familiar faces such as Halima Aden! Let’s have a…

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