Hip-hop hijabis

Choreographer, artist and teacher Amirah Sackett shares her respectful recipe of faith, expression and dance. By Nasya Bahfen. The voices of American Muslim rap artists Native Deen are laid over a black screen showing images of a veiled Mary and Christ – the latter first as a baby, then an adult. A photo of Mother Teresa … Read more

Love and Pleasure for the Muslimah

When talking about sex, most people can tell you about a husband’s rights over his wife. But what about the other way around, asks Theresa Corbin. Recently, I was walking through an Islamic bookstore and I came across an entire aisle of books with titles that enumerated the ways a woman is to bIslame a good … Read more

Accomplished Women in 500 Most Influential Muslims 2012

Aquila Style’s Fabulous and Mighty Muslimahs are among the names in this year’s list. Afia R Fitriati reports. Famous and familiar names decorate this year’s list of the world’s 500 Most Influential Muslims. The fourth annual publication was recently released by the Royal Islamic Strategic Studies Centre (RISSC), an independent research entity headquartered in Amman, Jordan. Abdallah … Read more

GhalamDAR: Persian calligraffiti sensation

GhalamDAR Profile: Please Visit his official website HERE and Facebook page HERE. GhalamDAR – ‘the writer’ in Farsi – is an emerging artist, working primarily in graffiti since 2006. Born in 1994 in Tehran, Iran and in the beginning as a youngster, he wanted to add colour to his gray colored hometown and to break the habit and … Read more

Halalywood: The rise of the Islamic entertainment industry

We’ve all heard of Hollywood and Bollywood. Some of you may have even heard of Lollywood (the Pakistani version) and Nollywood (the Nigerian version). But what about Halalywood? No? Well, as of 2014, you probably will. American actor and comedian Omar Regan, who has appeared in films such as Rush Hour 2, has set out to … Read more