Authors Posts by Schahrazade Halfaoui

Schahrazade Halfaoui



What Do Muslims Really Think?

Schaharazade Halfaoui takes on Channel 4 According to a recent Channel 4 documentary presented by Trevor Phillips, 52% of Muslims do not believe that homosexuality...

Love Conquers All

After a disastrous arranged marriage, a southern Iraqi woman defies her family and finds eventual happiness with her two sons and the love of...

Saturday Night’s All Right For Foodies

The Urban Food Festival is back. Every Saturday until December, the Euro Car Park in Shoreditch will be packed with stalls and trucks featuring...

Food For Thought, Mr Cameron

Schahrazade Halfaoui cannot stomach the thought of school children going hungry because of government policy. Every morning, I tune in to LBC to catch up...

Falling In Love Again

Schahrazade Halfaoui finds freedom from digital overload in Libreria. A new bookshop that aims to help customers disengage from the digital world has launched in...

Paint And Light In The Tunnel

Schahrazade Halfaoui goes South to SE1 where the graffiti comes from. Next to House of Vans near Waterloo, Leake Street tunnel is the go-to place...

Muslim On Board!

Schahrazade Halfaoui wonders whether commuters didn’t see her bump because they were fixated on her veil. It was 9 o’clock and the morning rush hour...

Young Rita’s Older Man

The UK definition of child abuse is not the same the whole world over, notes Schahrazade Halfaoui. ‘I don’t want to say that I suffered...

These Values Are Not British-Owned

Schahrazade Halfaoui fails to see the Union Jack painted through core ‘British values’. The birth of my son made me nervous. As a young Muslim...

The Festival of Daylight

Schahrazade Halfaoui dives into a daytime Diwali. The ancient Hindu festival of Diwali - or the Festival of Lights - signifies the victory of light...

Immaculate Conception Leaves A Lot To Be Desired

Schahrazade Halfaoui frowns at the fashion for 'virgin births'. If you believe the Mail on Sunday, 'virgin births' are the new trend in child bearing. We're not talking...
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Loss Of Faith?

Am I losing my faith?  Or rather, is the Islam I was brought up with, the one I always knew, all but lost to...

Half-Stranger In A Half-Strange Land

As a Muslim woman in the UK, Schaz Halfaoui feels both at home and estranged from the surrounding society. Establishing a Muslim identity is becoming...

The Worst Thing Is Having A Bad Hair Day – No Way!

Schaz Halfaoui warns that Muslim women are threatened by something much worse. It’s every girl’s nightmare to have her perfectly curled locks drenched by the...
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Removing Labels Attached To The Headscarf

Schahrazade Halfaoui was among those celebrating World Hijab Day earlier this week. The first of February is World Hijab Day, initiated two years ago by Nazma...

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