Charlotte Bibby | Reclaiming “Muslim”
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Reclaiming “Muslim”

 

Despite numbering near to two billion people across virtually every culture on the planet, the media often paints a picture of Muslims all being one of the same. This project is an attempt to bridge gaps of understanding, particularly aimed at those who may not have the opportunity or may be reluctant to strike up a conversation with a Muslim stranger, through sharing the stories and experiences of Muslims in London and beyond. I believe if we take the time to listen, we often find that we have far more in common than the media would have us believe.

 

Click here for a Q&A and additional info about how to get involved.

 

Press

Documenting the Diverse Stories of Muslims Throughout the UK – Vice – February 2018

 

Social

Click on the images below to view images and read stories of the people involved.

TIA ABES

Caribbean photographer and Christian to Islam convert.

KYRGYZSTAN

Images from a trip to the central Asian, Muslim majority country Kyrgyzstan.

ERKIN “EGG” GUNEY

British-born Turkish Cypriot running Dalston’s Masjid Ramadan Mosque.

RUWAYDAH AND STEVEN

Muslim-born British-Ghanian married to British revert.

HABEEB AKANDE

British-born Nigerian Muslim author and historian.

MUSLIMAH SPORTS ASSOCIATION

A Muslim women’s sporting organisation attended a football game.

MAHMOUDAT

Nigerian born student studying accounting and financing at LSE.

FERHAN KHAN

Openly gay South-Asian-Scot living in London.

AYMAN AL HUSSEIN

Young Syrian claiming asylum in the UK as a refugee.

NAZRIN PENGIRAN

Malaysian student studying Computer Science.

MEHREEN BAIG

British-Asian TV teacher turned TV presenter.

MEHERA MIAH

British-Bangladeshi hijabi mother of three working with youths in her local Mosque.

KIKU BASU

Trans-woman and political and social activist.