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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.

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

The New Arab Meets: Zanib Mian, whose children's book, told through the eyes of an eight-year-old boy, hopes to show readers what it means to be young, British and Muslim.

07 February, 2020

The collection, titled Victory Swim, will officially launch in February 2020 and is set to fill a gap in the modest swimwear industry.

20 December, 2019

The halal food industry in Britain is booming and for the first time ever, Muslim consumers have more choice than ever before.

17 December, 2019

Khadijah, from Peckham, London who only sat on a racehorse for the first time in April, is the first British Muslim female jockey to wear a hijab whilst racing.

20 November, 2019

Book Club: Take it Back, Kia Abdullah's third novel, deals with a range of complex and controversial issues like Islamophobia and the #MeToo movement.

15 October, 2019