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Muslim women with eating disorders often suffer in silence during Ramadan.

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?

British Muslims are keeping community spirit alive this Ramadan

Mariam Khan

British Muslims are keeping community spirit alive this Ramadan

Ramadan in lockdown still feels fractured, but new creative online spaces and efforts to care for the vulnerable are a testament to thriving community spirit.

This Ramadan let's reconnect with our parents' stories

Tahmina Begum

This Ramadan let's reconnect with our parents' stories

Ramadan under lockdown is a chance for British Muslims to reflect and ask the questions they've always wanted to know about their parents' lives.

Israeli settlers vandalise cemetery in occupied West Bank

The New Arab

Israeli settlers vandalise cemetery in occupied West Bank

Israeli settlers stormed and damaged tombstones in a cemetery in Nablus.

Mariam Khan

Inside the untold history of revolutionary Muslim women

#IWD2020: This International Women's Day, it's time to celebrate the untold stories of history's boundary-breaking Muslim women.

Sumaiyya Naseem

Muslim women writers who are changing the narrative

#IWD2020: For International Women's Day we list some female Muslim writers who are fighting the system back with words by contributing stories ...

Tahmina Begum

British Muslim women need to know this about marriage

#IWD2020: Many Muslim women are not aware that their nikah, or Islamic marriage, is not recognised under British law. So what can Muslim women ...

Tahmina Begum

A year on since It's Not About The Burqa

Book Club: With Brexit and new heights of Islamophobia in the UK, The New Arab speaks to some of the contributors about what they have learnt ...

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Mobashra Tazamal

As election cycle begins, Trump supersizes his favourite tactic

Comment: President Trump has made Islamophobia one of the defining features of his presidency, writes Mobashra Tazamal.

Mariam Khan

#WorldHijabDay must show more to Muslim women than headscarves

World Hijab Day is a well-intentioned attempt to raise awareness about the prejudices Muslim women face, but is the campaign misguided?

Swedish teachers protest municipality Muslim veil ban

The New Arab

Swedish teachers protest municipality Muslim veil ban

Non-Muslim teachers donned the face-veil to protest a municipal ban on all forms of Islamic headgear, passed through the municipal council last ...

Landmark Austrian coalition deal to include hijab ban

The New Arab & agencies

Landmark Austrian coalition deal to include hijab ban

Austria's Greens will find some elements of the deal with their right-wing leader coalition partners hard to swallow.

Muslim leaders urge 'respect and tolerance' during General Election

The New Arab

Muslim leaders urge 'respect and tolerance' during General Election

The statement, according to Birmingham Mail was signed by a number of imams and leaders in the mosque, which boasts over 3,000 attendees.

9 times the UK's Conservative Party were shockingly Islamophobic

Narjas Zatat

9 times the UK's Conservative Party were shockingly Islamophobic

The Conservative party has been haunted by accusations that it has a systemic problem within its ranks. The New Arab has collected some of the ...

Sarah Shaffi

Fatima Bhutto's New Kings of the World

Book Club: Fatima Bhutto's New Kings of the World is an astute, informative and addictive look at the globalisation of pop culture.

The New Arab

'Muslim scum': Conservative Party members suspended for Islamophobic posts

More than half of the UK's Conservative Party members believe Islam is 'generally a threat' to the British way of life, a new YouGov survey ...

Malia Bouattia

Burkini protest a lesson in liberation for the French

Comment: The French republic has become obsessed with excluding Muslim women from the public sphere, writes Malia Bouattia.

Kevin Schwartz

India's bludgeoning of Kashmir

Comment: India's treatment of Kashmiris shows that the global practice of Muslim repression has now reached new heights, writes Kevin Schwartz.

Don't let Boris' Brexit chaos distract from Tory Islamophobia

Nick McAlpin

Don't let Boris' Brexit chaos distract from Tory Islamophobia

Comment: Britain's Conservative Party is Islamophobic to its core, and is legitimising anti-Muslim hate crimes in Britain, writes Nick McAlpin.

Sarah Shaffi

My Past Is a Foreign Country

Book Club: My Past is a Foreign Country is a must-read memoir, made all the more so by the vulnerability and honesty with which the author Zeba ...

Our Women On the Ground

Salma Haidrani

Our Women On the Ground

Book Club: This powerful essay collection touching on love, loss, dual identities, exile and grief, celebrates the oft-overlooked Arab women ...

There's a reason why <em>burqa</em> bans just don't work

Sophia Akram

There's a reason why burqa bans just don't work

Comment: The Netherlands is the latest country in Europe to have banned face coverings in public places. But these far-right appeasing bans are ...

'Islamophobic' <em>burqa</em> ban comes into effect in the Netherlands

The New Arab

'Islamophobic' burqa ban comes into effect in the Netherlands

After 14 years of debate, the 'burqa ban' introduced by far-right politician Geert Wilders will go into effect in the Netherlands.

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