Cosmopolitan #IamBeauty Campaign

Cosmopolitan magazine has always been one of my guilty pleasure reads since I was a teenager; being not yet 13 years of age I got my hands on first copy in the doctor’s waiting room and gloriously felt like I was invading my big sister’s bedroom to find out all girly know how’s – safe to say…

Amazon Christmas Advert – ‘The Priest and the Imam’

By a long mile Amazon, the online retail giant is breaking the Internet. From their record 2015 sales to firmly setting themselves as a serious contender within the £5.6 billion estimated ballpark major labels have spent on Christmas adverts this year. As if kicking off 2016 Black Friday deals twelve days early wasn’t punchy enough Amazon pretty…

This Child – Omran Daqneesh

One of the most iconic and heart wrenching global images this summer has to be that of a tearless, bloodied, dust-ridden child with glazed eyes staring, silently into vacant space. This child pictured, his name is Omran Daqneesh – a name representing for the thousands of nameless children caught up in a reckless war of thugs. This has…

The “Boyfriend” Style Outfit

Let’s talk about the modest boyfriend style easy to wear all year round – first, this cut should always be a staple trend on the high street, and secondly certain products like the boyfriend jacket should never go to the back of one’s wardrobe regardless of whether it is or not in the spotlight. As Oscar Wilde put it, “fashion is…

Game of Thrones & Ramadan Goodbye

Cast of Game of Thrones and Ramadan in one sentence may not naturally yield in your mind together, with former being characters of a hit TV show the other a month of fasting – but for me in more ways than one they have this past week.

Brexit Racism? Leave it out.

Quite possibly the most unsettling week we have had from a referendum result in Britain. Slumped economic shares, an internal Labour coup, to a most discouraging fact that a political decision has unleashed an onslaught of xenophobia and racism with a projected unsettling economy to follow suit. I have unfortunately been one, amongst many who have been affected…

Ramadan Fitness Routine

So we are already past the half way mark of Ramadan 2016, and it can be the point when people start to feel drained from the long fasts, lack of sleep and lack of exercise. Although exercise may seem to be a dead ringer to leave out as a benefit during the month, consider how retracting on fitness…

2013 New Year Resolutions

So it’s not January and in fact we are a few months since the January New Year resolution yield point, which really makes it a good time as ever to check in on how your 2013 goals are fairing. I am making myself do a reflection now since the year 2012 just seemed to fly…

Fasting and Ageing

The sound of my murmurming stomach is a familiar one now that I am halfway through the fasting month of Ramadhan. For Muslims fasting is a regular and established part of the calendar year, and is met with many happy wishes sent between loved ones for a good fast. So it does make it all the more intreasting for…

Amazon Kindle or Apple iPad?

I have been um-ming and ah-ring about whether to buy an Amazon Kindle or Apple iPad for sometime now. For the past year I have been constantly peering somewhat awkwardly over the shoulders of commuters on the train that were flipping through their e-pages, smiling at them when they looked back to see who it…

Modest Style: Abaya Collection 2012

With a cup of green tea in my hand I sat down to catch-up with Ashia Akram, Creative Director of Abaya Collection to talk about her journey since launching Abaya Collection and it’s new sizzling  2012 collection. theBritishHijabi readers will remember a spotlight article of Abaya Collection launch 12months ago, and Ashia Akram has certainly been busy…

“Strictly Soulmates”

 “…Why is finding a marriage partner so difficult in the Muslim community?” ..Intrigued by this questioning statement on my Facebook news feed (I know, the modern  news reel these days!) I clicked on the provided link and found myself thoroughly entertained watching the hour-long BBC documentary, “Strictly Soulmates”. “Strictly Soulmates” is a four-part documentary that…