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Taufiq Wan

Specialising in international development, Taufiq has previously worked with British relief and development agency Muslim Aid and has produced documentaries examining stories from the Middle East.

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Amid coronavirus lockdown, Muslims turn to Zoom, Houseparty 'nikahs'

21 April, 2020

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

Will Saudi Arabia announce the 'wrong' date for Ramadan?

20 April, 2020

Which day does Ramadan begin? The answer depends on who you ask.

Coronavirus infections endanger operations at Europe's largest Muslim cemetery

02 April, 2020

The Gardens of Peace cemetery in London has said that amid a backlog of burials, it has had to impose stricter rules and consider burying multiple bodies in single plots.

Muslims suspend traditional funeral rites to bury coronavirus 'martyrs'

31 March, 2020

Muslim authorities across the world are adapting traditional religious rites to suit the current coronavirus pandemic.

Moon wars: Exposing Saudi Arabia's 'fake' lunar sightings

10 August, 2019

Has Saudi Arabia been faking lunar sightings ahead of Eid and Ramadan? This British Muslim is one of a growing number who think so.

Indonesia backtracks on release of Bali bombing-linked cleric

22 January, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has reversed a controversial decision to unconditionally release an ageing radical cleric, saying that he must first renounce his extremist views.

Insultingly newsworthy: Flying shoes and their unsuspecting victims

11 November, 2018

In Arab societies, to be called a shoe is quite an insult. To have a shoe thrown at you, however, may just land you in the world's news.

Anti-Qatar protest fails to materialise after 'protesters-for-hire scheme' exposed

24 July, 2018

A planned demonstration against Qatar's emir outside Downing Street fell flat after it was revealed that a PR agency had allegedly attempted to hire protesters.

Malaysian troops are 'ready' for Jerusalem orders: minister

11 December, 2017

Malaysia's defence minister has said the country's military must be prepared for all eventualities after Trump's controversial Jerusalem announcement.

Muslims or mystics? Demystifying Sufism after Egypt's deadly attack

25 November, 2017

Extremists hold Islam - which inextricably includes Sufism - as it is normatively practiced around the world in contempt. Egypt's deadly attack on Friday must be understood within this context.

It's time we collectively confronted Britain's far-right hate preachers

19 June, 2017

Right-wing extremists have long been given platforms to spew hate in the press and on Britain's national television, but when will mainstream discourse seriously challenge this?

For Britain's rightwing papers, xenophobia continues through tragedy

17 June, 2017

London's diverse community has shown admirable strength in coming together after the tragic blaze, but why are sections of Britain's rightwing press eager to tell a slightly different story?

Taufiq Wan
Taufiq Wan

Specialising in international development, Taufiq has previously worked with British relief and development agency Muslim Aid and has produced documentaries examining stories from the Middle East.

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