Shelina Zahra Janmohamed

2011’s Amazing Women of the Year

2011’s Amazing Women of the Year

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMMED: How could I possibly include all the women who filled our headlines over the past 12 months, for bravery and impact?

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All American Muslim: An Alternative ‘Reality’

All American Muslim: An Alternative ‘Reality’

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: The problem right-wingers have with ‘All American Muslim’ is that it doesn’t play to the usual stereotypes.

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Home of the Brave? Branding to America’s Seven Million ‘Thriving’ Muslims

Home of the Brave? Branding to America’s Seven Million ‘Thriving’ Muslims

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: The lesson from these examples is courage pays off. Muslims show loyalty to brands supporting them in the public space.

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Multiculturalism: A Practical Approach

Multiculturalism: A Practical Approach

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Western leaders have recently branded ‘multiculturalism’ a ‘failure’. To succeed practical programmes need to nurture it.

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Overwhelmed: When A Friend Dies Young

Overwhelmed: When A Friend Dies Young

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: I attended the funeral of a friend. She was a young mother, not yet 40. The scale of my grief surprised me.

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Women and Marriage: What’s in it For Us?

Women and Marriage: What’s in it For Us?

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Why should women get married? The lived reality for women that is wildly different from the theory of matrimonial bliss.

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The Nobel Women: Changing the World Masterclass

The Nobel Women: Changing the World Masterclass

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: I am sure her award will have detractors who claim that it is a conspiracy to “westernise” Muslim women…

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Dedicated – and Faithful – Followers of Fashion

Dedicated – and Faithful – Followers of Fashion

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Bloomberg has estimated the global Muslim fashion market could be worth $96bn. For comparisons, the entire UK fashion industry is valued at £21bn.

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There’s Something About The Mary Initiative

There’s Something About The Mary Initiative

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: It’s one of those ideas that is so good and so simple you marvel at why no-one has thought of it before. All hail The Mary Initiative!

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People, Not Technology, are Agents for Change

People, Not Technology, are Agents for Change

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Let’s not diminish the creativity and courage of the Arab Spring by attributing great sacrifice to amorphous, faceless technology.

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“Mirror, Mirror, Who’s The Fairest of Them All?”

“Mirror, Mirror, Who’s The Fairest of Them All?”

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Any culture that automatically brands ‘darkness’ as ‘ugly’ makes me angry. Unfortunately that culture is all too prevalent among the Asian community.

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The Return to the ‘Normal’ Life, and The First, Joyful Cappuccino of Eid

The Return to the ‘Normal’ Life, and The First, Joyful Cappuccino of Eid

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Eid marks a transition from spirituality to every day life. One Eid tradition, though, holds a special place in my heart.

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Tariq Jahan: Dignity & Respect Teaching Us All A Lesson

Tariq Jahan: Dignity & Respect Teaching Us All A Lesson

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: These events must make us think differently about our approach to Muslims. They are not demons of our society.

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Gallup: Muslims Loyal, Non-Violent, Tolerant – Shock!

Gallup: Muslims Loyal, Non-Violent, Tolerant – Shock!

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: These same results keep being found, keep being published – and keep being greeted with surprise…

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Norway Killings A Challenge To Anti-Muslim Sentiment

Norway Killings A Challenge To Anti-Muslim Sentiment

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Last week’s horror has the potential to change the discourse again, away from anti-Muslim sentiment.

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‘Ramadan Kareem’: In Praise of the Pious Text Message

‘Ramadan Kareem’: In Praise of the Pious Text Message

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: As Ramadan approaches the volume of pious text messages is set for an exponential increase.

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Salwa al Mutairi: A Gift to Muslim-Haters

Salwa al Mutairi: A Gift to Muslim-Haters

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: She’s certainly made an impression but unfortunately it’s a damaging one for Muslims

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A Modest Proposal: Let’s Ban Male Drivers

A Modest Proposal: Let’s Ban Male Drivers

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Speeding, tailgating, road rage – yes, the ingredients of the male driver. Let’s stop this testosterone-fuelled menace.

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Edgware Road: Less “Little Beirut”, More Global Icon

Edgware Road: Less “Little Beirut”, More Global Icon

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Its every paving stone seemingly filled with shisha smokers, Edgware Road runs between Marble Arch and the Marylebone flyover. Some call it Little Beirut or Little Cairo.

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What Kind of Leader Do Young Arabs Want?

What Kind of Leader Do Young Arabs Want?

SHELINA ZAHRA JANMOHAMED: Whether it’s Mubarak, ben Ali or bin Laden it’s clear what sort of leadership Arabs don’t want. It’s far less clear however what they are looking for in their leaders.