Tackling anti-Blackness in Muslim communities

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Recently we got together to discuss anti-Blackness in Muslim communities. We discussed how anti-Blackness manifests itself through racist tropes and stereotypes, erasure of Black Muslim histories and cultures, and prejudice against interracial relationships. We’ve come up with 5 ways you can help combat anti-Blackness within your communities: 1. It starts with you and your circle. Be honest with yourself and … Read More

One year on from Grenfell – we celebrate the real Khadija Saye

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Sometimes, despite the slurs, despite the micro-agressions, despite the collective blame, we appear to lose the baggage of our Muslim or minority identities. We storm past the barriers holding us back and set out along the path to “greatness”. Our hard work, determination and talent finally begin to gain the recognition we dreamed of for so long. After Grenfell, story … Read More

Poems by young Muslims

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From the reflections of identity to the pressures of Islamophobia – this is a collection of Muslim voices. It’s a small selection of the infinite individual experiences drawn from being a Muslim in Britain. The Muslim voice is often seen as a single and shared entity. A view that needs to be challenged at every level. Creative expression is an … Read More

Report: Voices of Young Muslims

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Our report, Voices of Young Muslims: Building a Society free of Islamophobia captures an important moment in the story of Muslims in Britain today. It is identity and above all – resilience. As part of Jawaab’s leadership training initiatives, we trained a group of volunteer researchers who went back into their communities to collect the stories we are sharing in … Read More

Join us at Young Muslim Aspirations


As young Muslims, we are as diverse as the identities we hold and the stories we have to tell. We want all Muslims to be treated fairly, with dignity and equity. We’re launching our new report Voices of Young Muslims: building a society free of Islamophobia. Islamophobia is on the rise. It’s reflected in our structural systems and affects us … Read More

Building Solidarity, Hope and Resistance When the Sky is Falling

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The past year has felt devastating for many of us fighting for a more equal, just and progressive future. The rise of Trump and Brexit have seen mainstream parties embrace the divisive politics of the far-right. Latent racism, Islamophobia and prejudice have, of course, been endemic in our societies for a long time. But the hostility migrants and minorities now … Read More

The Evolution of Islamophobia

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9/11 was a watershed moment in history. Many see it as ushering in a new era of terror, insecurity and conflict. Many Muslims see it as ushering in a new era of Islamophobia. But terrorism and Islamophobia, have long and distinct histories. We should not see the rise of militant ‘Islamism’ as the backbone of Islamophobia. This merely legitimises anti-Muslim … Read More

Post Ref Racism: Speaking Out and Staying Safe

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Three months ago, the Leave campaign was asking Britain to ‘take back control’. It told us before a poster of brown bodies fleeing untold war and devastation, that WE, WE the 6th richest country in the world were at breaking point. It spouted bigoted vitriol against migrants, Muslims and minorities. It hijacked the instability of the country’s poorest communities, telling … Read More

The Enemy Within? France’s Muslim Problem

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9/11 shook America, 7/7 shook Britain and the past year and a half has shaken France. The Charlie Hebdo shooting, the Paris attacks, the Nice atrocity and most recently the tragic killing of a priest in Normandy. And just as Bush & Blair used 9/11 & the ensuing climate of fear to rationalise their misguided War on Terror, Francois Hollande … Read More