Delivered 2017. Physical, mental, and social benefits of Ramadan and fasting.
Delivered 2016. Background to, and arguments for and against, the 2016 burkini ban in France
Delivered 2015. An explanation of zakat and sadaqa, and a discussion of why charity is beneficial to both individuals and society as a whole.
Delivered 2016. Comparing and contrasting the three main Abrahamic faiths
Delivered 2016. Discussing how religion can teach us important lessons even today, using examples from the Prophet PBUH's Farewell Sermon, and Caliph Umar RA's speech on his deathbed.
Delivered 2016. Reasons why ISIS goes against everything Islam teaches, using Quranic evidence
Delivered 2015. Specific examples of inspiring and respected women from the time of the Prophet PBUH. Also notes on Quranic accounts of Eve and the Queen of Sheba.
Delivered 2015. Talking about Ahmed Mohamed, a 14 year old who was reported by his school when a teacher mistook a homemade clock for a bomb
or 'Synecdoche'. Delivered 2018. Personal reflections on what it is to be a Muslim woman in society, and how society treats minorities . Inspired by 'This is Not a Humanising Poem' by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan
Delivered 2018. A discussion of how Muslim women are oppressed by Western society far more than from inside Islam, based around a Tedx talk by Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan
Delivered 2015. Discussion of the portrayal of Islam in the media, prompted by the Chapel Hill shootings. Useful statistics and images.
Delivered 2015. The imagined election manifesto an 'Islam Party' might put forward!
Delivered 2013. Some of the contributions made by Muslims to science, medicine and culture, and their influences on Western society today.
Delivered 2019. Reflections on being a Muslim at Cambridge University, and the importance of balance when studying.
August 30, 2018
Delivered 2016. A condensed version of Malcolm X's story, and the lessons his life can teach us