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Sami Rahman


Sami Rahman is a freelance writer and communications specialist based in London focusing on women's issues and lifestyle.

The New Arab examines what World Hijab Day means for Muslim women and why those wearing the headscarf continue to be caught in society's crossfire of freedom and oppression.

01 February, 2022

A recent ITV documentary exposing British virginity clinics has sparked outrage, with those calling to ban them saying they encourage misogyny. But could these clinics in actual fact be saving lives? The New Arab investigates.

21 December, 2021

Arabs in the UK series: In a West London neighbourhood, a Moroccan-led women's centre has been working to fulfil the unmet needs of the Moroccan and Arab-speaking community by offering critical services in education, health and cultural welfare.

17 December, 2021

Qatari women are set to make history by taking part in the first-ever elections for the country’s Shura Council.

01 October, 2021

The same praise and approval that is given to Kim Kardashian for 'creatively covering up' is not given to Muslim women. Why is there still such hypocrisy when it comes to Muslim women's attire, asks Sami Rahman.

29 September, 2021

Malala's exceptional interview with Vogue was marred by ferocious scorn in her home country of Pakistan, due to her comments on the non-compulsion of marriage. In a country embattled by religious dogmatism, Malala's comments revive a dark underbelly.

08 June, 2021

Disney's new short film about Eid will surely please its Muslim audience, who in the past have been misrepresented. But is it too little, too late?

22 May, 2020

Ramadan can be challenging at the best of times, but throw a pandemic, quarantine and school closures into the mix, and it can seem like an insurmountable task for parents.

14 May, 2020

Nearly half of Muslim women encounter Islamophobia and discrimination at work. Sami Rahman looks deeper into why, and what companies can do to empower their Muslim employees.

20 March, 2020

#IWD2020: For International Women’s Day, Sami Rahman looks at four Muslim women who have made history and shattered stereotypes in the past 12 months.

07 March, 2020