35 episodes

A weekly podcast offering a 360-degree view of Muslim life in Britain and Europe. Hyphenated explores the issues important to Muslims — politics, culture, lifestyle, opinion and more. Host Reya El-Salahi speaks to Hyphen journalists, experts and the thought leaders shaping the cultural and political landscape today.

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A weekly podcast offering a 360-degree view of Muslim life in Britain and Europe. Hyphenated explores the issues important to Muslims — politics, culture, lifestyle, opinion and more. Host Reya El-Salahi speaks to Hyphen journalists, experts and the thought leaders shaping the cultural and political landscape today.

    Is the Israel-Palestine conflict radicalising young Muslims? Plus, psychiatrist Professor Ahmed Hankir on Muslims and mental health

    Is the Israel-Palestine conflict radicalising young Muslims? Plus, psychiatrist Professor Ahmed Hankir on Muslims and mental health

    This week, Hyphen commissioning editor Samir Jeraj, Kadra Abdinasir from the Centre for Mental Health and Mercy Mission UK’s Jehangir Malik OBE discuss the claim by Britain’s ex-defence secretary Ben Wallace that the situation in Gaza is “radicalising Muslim youth across the globe", the UK’s cost of living crisis and our top TV picks as Netflix reveals its most watched shows of 2023.
    Host Reya El-Salahi speaks to the psychiatrist Professor Ahmed Hankir about a recent surge in the number of Muslim patients referred to his clinic, his new book The Wounded Healer and his journey from psychiatric patient to World Health Organization award-winning mental health provider.
    Plus, journalist Dion Fanning meets the athletes on the receiving end of racism in Irish sport.
    Get in touch with the Hyphenated team: podcast@hyphenonline.com.
     

    • 51 min
    Is policing of Palestine protests stifling freedom of speech? Plus, Amal CEO Catherine Roe on the charity’s closure

    Is policing of Palestine protests stifling freedom of speech? Plus, Amal CEO Catherine Roe on the charity’s closure

    This week, Hyphen reporter Aisha Rimi, author and Runnymede Trust co-CEO Dr Shabna Begum and political stand-up comedian Harun Musho'd discuss the United Kingdom's decision to abstain on the UN Gaza ceasefire vote and concerns about the policing of pro-Palestine protests stifling freedom of speech. Our panel also mull over changes to UK visa rules and reflect on whether Taylor Swift is a worthy recipient of Time Magazine's person of the year award. 
    Host Reya El-Salahi speaks to the chief executive of Amal, Catherine Roe, about the imminent closure of the charity she founded to help shift the dominant negative narrative around Muslims in the UK by growing opportunities for British Muslims to unleash their creative potential.
    Plus, Aisha Rimi travels to Leeds to meet the Muslim community group bridging the digital divide.
    Get in touch with the Hyphenated team: podcast@hyphenonline.com.
     

    • 49 min
    Being the UK’s first Black, Muslim, Sudanese female comedian is no laughing matter with Ola Labib

    Being the UK’s first Black, Muslim, Sudanese female comedian is no laughing matter with Ola Labib

    This week, the British Sudanese comedian Ola Labib joins host Reya El-Salahi to chat about her new sitcom Frenemies, coping with the cultural fallout after pursuing a career on stage and why she’s fed up with being called the UK's first Black, Muslim, Sudanese female comedian. 
    Plus, journalist Neelam Tailor meets the Muslim women struggling to stop watching porn.
    Get in touch with the Hyphenated team: podcast@hyphenonline.com.
     

    • 27 min
    A turning point in Gaza and human rights lawyer Qays Sediqi on taking the British government to court

    A turning point in Gaza and human rights lawyer Qays Sediqi on taking the British government to court

    This week, Hyphen Europe commissioning editor Phoebe Greenwood, political commentator Sami Hamdi and the broadcaster and Bromley Reform Synagogue’s Rabbi Laura Janner-Klausner discuss whether a pause in fighting in Gaza signals a turning point in the war between Israel and Hamas, record net migration into the UK and whether Black Friday is a chance to bag a bargain or challenge rampant consumerism.

     
    Host Reya El-Salahi chats to human rights lawyer and former refugee Qays Sediqi about taking the British government to court over Rishi Sunak’s Rwanda immigration policy.

    Plus, Hyphen assistant editor Husna Rizvi meets the Muslim renters at the sharp end of London’s housing crisis.

    Get in touch with the Hyphenated team: podcast@hyphenonline.com

    • 47 min
    Interfaith leader Julie Siddiqi MBE on the Israel-Hamas war and facing backlash for her commitment to Jewish-Muslim relations

    Interfaith leader Julie Siddiqi MBE on the Israel-Hamas war and facing backlash for her commitment to Jewish-Muslim relations

    This week, journalist and Hyphen contributor Taj Ali, ITV News political correspondent Shehab Khan and Dimi Reider, an Israeli journalist and co-founder of +972 magazine, discuss the fallout from UK MPs voting against calls for an immediate ceasefire in Gaza, Britain’s failed Rwanda immigration plan and new research suggesting religious Britons are significantly happier than atheists.
    Host Reya El-Salahi chats to Julie Siddiqi, the co-founder of Nisa-Nashim, about the challenges of being an interfaith activist during the Israel-Palestine conflict and being a critical friend in the fight against gender inequality in mosques.
    Plus, Hyphen reporter Aisha Rimi explores the rise of halal dating opportunities for Black British Muslims.
    Get in touch with the Hyphenated team: podcast@hyphenonline.com.
     

    • 54 min
    Rishi Sunak’s surprise reshuffle and cookbook author Dina Begum on sharing her love of Bangladeshi cuisine

    Rishi Sunak’s surprise reshuffle and cookbook author Dina Begum on sharing her love of Bangladeshi cuisine

    This week, Hyphen assistant editor Husna Rizvi and former Labour councillor Shaista Aziz discuss Suella Braverman’s sacking and former prime minister David Cameron’s return to politics in a surprise UK government reshuffle following London’s largest Palestine solidarity march. The panel is also joined by the NHS Race and Health Observatory’s chief executive Professor Habib Naqvi in a week that saw a record NHS backlog revealed and the ditching of the Mental Health Bill in the King’s speech. Sparked by the start of the Christmas TV advert season, our panel also share their unconventional festive food choices.
    Host Reya El-Salahi chats to the food writer Dina Begum about celebrating the cuisine and culinary traditions of her homeland in her new cookbook Made in Bangladesh.
    Plus, journalist Samira Shackle explores the moral maze of biological treatments for Muslims struggling with fertility.
    Get in touch with the Hyphenated team: podcast@hyphenonline.com.

    • 46 min

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