I always suspected I was one of the best Muslims in the country. But it wasn’t until I was nominated for a “British Muslim Award” earlier this year, that I was officially able to confirm it to myself and to others. There’s been a frenzy of speculation recently that Hollywood…
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The British Muslim Awards, now in their fifth year, publicly announced the finalists for their 2017 prizes today. Wonderful to see that I’ve been included on their shortlists. I’ve always suspected I’m one of the best Muslims in the country. It’s nice to have that officially confirmed. There are about thirty categories, and it’s…
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Although I never did anything with it, I originally trained as a theoretical physicist and mathematician. More than a decade later, I’m still passionate about both science and science history, voraciously devouring scientific journals and endlessly binge-watching documentaries. At university, many of my peers wondered aloud how I reconciled my…
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I read an article on the BBC a few weeks ago about a blackmail industry out of Morocco, centred mainly in the town of Oued Zem, where scammers use Skype to film unsuspecting victims performing sexual acts via webcam and then threatening public exposure if their extortion demands aren’t satisfied. They…
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Later this month I will be performing as part of the Super Muslim Comedy Tour, organised by Penny Appeal. We’ll be visiting twelve cities in England. I’m performing in Slough, Coventry, Blackburn and Sheffield. Click here to buy tickets.

  It’s one of the world’s most successful religions, with an estimated 1.5 to 2 billion adherents. Yet, thanks to misrepresentations of its tenets by its opponents, and by Muslims themselves, it’s a staggeringly misunderstood ideology. Even a cursory review of the Islamic belief system, versus how it’s perceived, shows…
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