Malala Wants to be PM, Says Nobel Would be ‘Great Honour’

NEW YORK CITY, October 11, 2013 (AFP) – Teenage rights activist Malala Yousafzai told an audience in New York Thursday that she would like to become prime minister of Pakistan to “save” the country. In an interview with CNN’s Christiane Amanpour at a sold-out public event, she also said winning Friday’s Nobel Peace Prize would … Read more

The ethics and aesthetics of running a luxury modest fashion label

In this exclusive interview with luxury womenswear designer Diana Kotb, the Australian reveals her philosophy behind dressing modestly and talks about her business journey. She spoke to Aydha Mehnaz. There is a very fine line between effortless and trying too hard. As a keen lover of modest fashion, it gives me great pleasure to observe how … Read more

6 Muslim women dressed differently with the same message

‘Concept of modesty is God telling us to be aware of our sexuality’. ‘I know I’m supposed to be wearing a hijab, but I don’t’. Listen to different women why they dress differently and yet, share the same passionate faith. For over a year, Zujaja has interviewed dozens of interesting and opinionated American Muslims of all … Read more

MOCAfest 2015: Omar Offendum preaches love and justice with hip-hop

The Syrian-American spoken word artist and peace activist connect lines of solidarity across different marginalized groups with his music. Born to Syrian parents in Saudi Arabia, Omar Offendum moved to the US when he was very young. He first lived in Washington DC, where he studied at an Islamic school, before moving to Los Angeles, … Read more

MOCAfest 2015: Alia Khan making a difference through fashion and charity

She’s cool, she’s suave, she’s full of heart. Alia Khan is one of the big hitters in Islamic fashion and in this intimate interview with Aquila Style, she reveals her motivations behind her business, the Islamic Fashion and Design Council (IFDC), women’s rights, hijab, the gradual fusion of cultures that is beginning to happen in Islamic fashion … Read more

Mizz Nina on her shift from pop music stardom to a quest for piety

Having once performed alongside the likes of Usher and Bruno Mars, the Malaysian celebrity shares how hajj changed her, embracing hijab, meeting her husband, and the emptiness of the entertainment industry. She spoke to Omar Shahid. In 2013, Shazrina Azman aka award-winning singer and songwriter Mizz Nina still had her sights set on the big time. Having … Read more

Female Leadership and Diversity – Interview with Dr Ingrid Mattson

Women and men must accept differences and work together. Sya Taha asks Dr Ingrid Mattson for her ideas. Professor Dr Ingrid Mattson presently serves as Chair of the Islamic Studies Program at the Huron University College of The University of Western Ontario. She was previously the Director of the Macdonald Centre for Islamic Studies and Christian-Muslim Relations … Read more