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5 cant-miss highlights of Seoul

Growing up watching Korean soap operas – Winter Sonata, Autumn in My Heart and My Lovely Sam Soon, to name a few – made me a sappy soul and a hopeless romantic. No surprise then that the capital of Korea,...

How to survive a Trump presidency: A reading list

Today is D-Day - Donald J. Trump's inauguration to the most powerful office in the world, that of President of the United States. Or as some are calling it - the dawn of neo-fascism. Whatever your level of interest...

A spiritual retreat: 5 reasons why Cairo captivated us

THE first thing that pops into everyone’s mind when talking about Cairo, Egypt is the Great Pyramids of Giza. As one of the wonders of the world, the ancient monument is the ultimate reason why tourists...

5 things to try as a first-timer in Bangkok

It’s official. I am in love. I don’t know how it happened, but they say the best things happen when you least expect it. I crossed the South China Sea just to be reacquainted with...
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‘The Secret Life of Muslims’ – Why we need better Muslim representation on TV

In a world where media narratives are often suspicious and hostile towards Muslims, it can be tough trying to change negative perceptions of Islam and the people who practice it. The Secret Life of Muslims is one project trying to do...
My Hip Hop Obsession with Lowkey

My Hip Hop Obsession with Lowkey

  Iraqi-English rapper Lowkey is arguably one of the most woke musicians I have ever come across, and a talented lyricist too. He has given voice to the voiceless and misrepresented, spoken out about the...

Muslim Women Making Noise: Who to Watch in 2017

If past year has taught us anything, it's that the future is decidedly female. With 2016 clearly in our rearview mirror, we've witnessed countless Muslim women making their mark on the world, raising their voices and increasing the visibility of Muslim...
The Hunger Games: Parallels between Dystopian Movies and The Muslim World

The Hunger Games: Parallels between Dystopian Movies and The Muslim World

Picture this: you watch a video, a hauntingly clip of a famished child - skinny with a soot covered face - looking at the man interviewing him behind a camera. Malnourished, he's asked what he wants to...

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