Nadia is a historian and writer. She is the founder of Golden Threads: A project exploring shared history, culture and art across the Islamic world and beyond.
The iconic Bayswater bookstore’s story is one that was intertwined with Britain’s Arab diaspora over four decades.
An initial thorn in the side of European imperialism, Muslim pirates were seen through an orientalist lens because they posed an economic threat to the West.
Ignored for centuries, the presence of Muslims are prominent in the oeuvre of one of Britain’s most quintessential figures.
In the 16th century, the Muslim world would come to rescue an isolated Protestant England from a disasterous fate by making it an ally and trade partner.
The British-Sudanese author's writing deeply resonates with diasporic Muslims, particularly Muslim women who feature in her books as central characters.
From Maya Angelou to Fahmida Riaz, a number of female writers and poets have championed the cause of women using the power of the pen.
Quintessential landmarks from Big Ben to the Durham Cathedral owe their inspiration to Muslim-designed buildings centuries ago.
Author Tharik Hussain discusses how his travels to the Balkans shed light on issues like identity and belonging, the roots of Islamophobia, and the European fear of the ‘Turks’.
Nighat Chaodhry hopes to preserve classical Indian dance form, and with it, part of Pakistan's history and identity.
UK-based dance collective Hawiyya Dabke are breaking boundaries to celebrate Palestinian culture and identity.
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