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June Issue Out Now

June Issue Out Now

The June issue of emel has an exclusive interview with Muna AbuSulayman, a leading Saudi media personality, fashion designer, consultant on philanthropy, and daughter...

In the Kingdom of AbuSulayman

In the Kingdom of AbuSulayman

In the eyes of the western world, a Saudi woman is a helpless...

The Gift of Freedom

The Gift of Freedom

“Freedom is the enemy. An enquiring mind is an existential threat...

Embracing our British identity

As the Queen celebrates her Diamond Jubilee, it seems fitting to look back at how the British Muslim community has...

The Slippery Slope

We were at our strongest when we surfed along the slippery slope with...

A Fashionable Friendship

A strong humanitarian outlook, coupled with a love of fashion caused Dana, a Libyan Jew, and Farah, a Pakistani...

Sun, Sea and Iguanas

Ecuador offers a treasure trove of cultural wonders on the mainland, and the nearby Galápagos Islands hosts an...

The Best of Friends

Having been married for 27 years, Yasmin and Firoz have built their strong relationship on friendship and...

The Beauty of Islam

The Beauty of Islam

Death and destruction tend to be associated with Muslims, but the Prophet reminded, “God is Beautiful and He likes...

Theatrical Traditions

Theatrical Traditions

"To the scholars and mystics like al-Ghazali, Ibn Arabi, and...

Moroccan Summer

Moroccan Summer

Whatever the season, kaftans can be worn dressed up for a special...

Taking to the Stage

Taking to the Stage

Most people are aware of the rich historical traditions of Islam,...

Jam Packed

Jam Packed

Nothing beats the homely taste of jams and marmalades to start your...

10 Questions with Ahmed Khattak

10 Questions with Ahmed Khattak

After chancing upon a simple idea during a year off spent working in...

Serene Settings

Serene Settings

Islamic gardens have typically drawn on spiritual accounts of the...

Satirical Soccer

Satirical Soccer

Who says you have to be an athlete to make your name in sports? Ali...

Charity Begins At Home

Charity Begins At Home

While many see poverty as something that only happens in the third...