The Beloved Prophet: An illustrated biography in rhyme

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Faisal Bodi says that "The Beloved Prophet" by Zaahied Sallie is the first English language biography of the Prophet (pbuh) to be written entirely in...

Muslims Like Us: The Verdict

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Roshan Muhammed Salih gives the "Muslims Like Us" housemates marks out of ten for entertainment value, weirdo value and educational value. Then he uses...

Film review: Fetih 1453

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I watched Fetih 1453 when it was released in UK cinemas in February 2012. But I felt that with recent events in Turkey unfolding,...

Out of the Box by Leroy Smith: A man trying to atone for his...

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Roshan Muhammed Salih is 5Pillars editor. You can follow him on Twitter here   Roshan Muhammed Salih reviews Out of the Box, a fascinating new book...

The Present: A must-watch film about the cruelty of Israeli occupation

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Sabina Hashmy reviews The Present, a movie set in the occupied West Bank and directed by British-Palestinian filmmaker Farah Nabulsi, which has just won a Bafta award...

King of the Sands: If this isn’t the worst film ever it’s damn close

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I haven’t been to the cinema in years and to be honest I’ll probably never go again after watching King of the Sands, the...

Film review: The Conjuring – Satan makes Hollywood money again

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After watching The Conjuring, Dilly Hussain writes how Hollywood has profited billions of dollars by glamourising religious exorcism over the years. Since The Exorcist (1973)...

REVIEW: Netflix’s Messiah was a disjointed letdown with the usual U.S. propaganda

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The much anticipated Messiah recently premiered on Netflix and the eschatological blogosphere has gone into overdrive ever since. Centred on an Iranian redeemer-like figure...

Black Panther: The same old Western politics with a black face

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Dr Fahid Qurashi argues that the problematic politics of Marvel's new Black Panther movie undermines any value the film may have in terms of...

The Mauritanian: A well-intended but flawed movie

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The Mauritanian, a legal drama about an innocent man locked up in Guantanamo Bay, is a worthy watch with good intentions that ultimately fails to live up...
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