International Children’s Book Day

International Children’s Book Day

It’s International Children’s Book Day and it has got me thinking – we complain so much about the lack of good-quality Arabic children’s books when in fact my journey has led me to many excellent ones! There is room for so much more but to date, here are our 5...
On integrating Islamic culture into school curricula

On integrating Islamic culture into school curricula

First CIS Teacher Training I had the pleasure of presenting at the first Teacher Training Workshop at the Cambridge University Centre of Islamic Studies. The workshop helps teachers in mainstream education to incorporate information on Islamic influences in day to day...
Rami, the Oscars and Identity

Rami, the Oscars and Identity

We all watched with immense pride the historic moment that Rami Malek accepted his award for Best Actor on the renowned Oscars stage. What stood out most for me was his candid acceptance speech, in which he explained his Egyptian heritage and subsequent struggle with...