I’m fasting, not dieting….


Every year Muslims around the world will observe fasting, which makes up one of the five pillars of Islam. Ramadan is the 9th month of the Islamic calendar and usually lasts between 29 and 30 days and is based on the visual sighting of the moon. Muslims will abstain from drinking, eating and sexual relations….

I’m an alien; I’m a Muslim in France


Bonjour, aslamailakun ca va? ka fa hal? Both greetings are the same, hello, how are you? In France, you can often hear a mixture of French and Arabic being spoken. Are the French islamphobic? Do they fear Muslims? Do they welcome Muslim or ethnic minorities? I cannot answer this question. France has one of the…

Fanatical about religion…


Does the way you dress and look determine your religious belief and identity? If you see a bearded man or a woman with a hijab on, do you automatically think terrorist or Islamic fanatic? Do you assume the bearded man or covered woman walking down the street is oppressed or uneducated? The amount of types…

Yes I’m #Pakistani and what?


“Yes I’m #Pakistani, but if I don’t choose to talk to you, that doesn’t make me racist because you’re not the same colour as me, I just don’t want to talk to you, but don’t call me a  paki…” Why do men take offence if you turn them down? Why can’t a man take it…

Mixed relationships…How do we view them?


Have you heard of the song Ebony and Ivory? Does black and white mix as good football and men. Are we more drawn to races that are different to ours? Do we secretly desire the unknown and want to taste forbidden fruit? Do you like blue eyed blonde’s or bearded men or chocolate skin with…

Fashionably late or always on time?


How much of our life do we spend rushing around to one place or another? We spend most of our time travelling to work, home, leisure or anywhere that takes our fancy. How important is time? Are you always fashionably late or punctual? My time keeping isn’t the best and I can often miss appointments…

Asian women – the stereotype broken


Weak/sexy? Submissive/fiery? Traditional/independent? Which one are you? A decade ago, it would be outrageous to see an Pakistani girl in a club, smoking or roaming the streets after 9pm without her dad, brother or mum. Today we can spot Pakistani women after 9pm,sporting the latest fashion trends and hanging out with boys. Gone are the…