Waking up on 23 March 2020 to a surreal new reality, it felt like we were in a scene from a film: let’s call it Locked Down in London. Except this was not a disturbing nightmare or one of those apocalyptic TV serials. This was really happening.

A few years ago, while visiting Sudan, I travelled the short distance from my hotel in Khartoum, overlooking the Nile, to Omdurman.

It is not a solely universal emotional response that music elicits. Academics researching cognitive psychology recently discovered the way in which listening to music you love, impacts the brain.

Polygamy is a contentious and often sensationalised topic yet audiences around the world seem to have an unlimited appetite for it.

Raising awareness of Islam’s dynamic beginnings is a challenge Robinson evidently takes seriously. He presents us with thirty eclectic profiles to establish the idea of the individualism of Islam and Muslims.

A person becomes reduced to an aesthetic in today’s social media age as the inverted gaze becomes a medium ripe for self-objectification

I remember the incredulity and fascination of my siblings and I as we would listen to our parents tell us this story of how their marriage was arranged and beg them to repeat it over and over.

Oh Nadiya. How we love you. I mean, like, everyone. Over 13 million people watched you win, rooted for you to win. You were invited to bake the Queen’s ninetieth birthday cake.

The ties of family relationships, origin, culture and heritage bind us into power vortexes that equally dispossess in our age of anxiety. Everything that we took for granted has been turned on its head. But how did we get to this point?