A journey of discovery in Pakistan and Kashmir

Putting aside the negative perceptions attributed to Pakistan and Kashmir, I can honestly say that both destinations were one of the most beautiful places...

Citizen Khan: A white, middle-class illusion of what Muslims should be like

The cardinal rule of comedy is that you have to make your audience laugh. If you don't it's not comedy. Therefore Citizen Khan is...

If John Ware thinks Cameron has gone too far, he really is in trouble

Roshan Muhammed Salih reviews John Ware's BBC Radio 4 documentary "Should Extremism be a Crime," and argues that if one of Britain's most Islamophobic...

Lyse Doucet’s shameful BBC film is an abuse of Gaza’s suffering children

John Hilley writes that last night's BBC documentary Children of the Gaza War is a truly disgraceful piece of distortion by journalist Lyse Doucet. The...

ITV’s documentary on “charities behaving badly” was a political ploy

ITV's documentary on "charities behaving badly" was political propaganda pushing for the Charity Commission to gain more powers, cleverly targeted towards Muslim charities, writes...

A poetic A-Z review of 2014

Shabbir Hassan's alphabetic poem recounting major events from 2014.  2014 was the year in which… Airlines took headlines in aviation mystery Brazil hosted the World Cup as...

The empty world of Palestine-set BBC drama “The Honorable Woman”

The Honorable Woman, shown on TV in Britain and the US this summer and now released on DVD, has been heralded by mainstream critics...

Bosnia Herzegovina: Europe’s undiscovered gem

Like many British Muslims of my age, for me Bosnia Herzegovina is the place where a brutal war took place in the 1990s which...

British Muslim TV should rename itself “Penny Appeal TV”

It's only been broadcasting for a month and half but British Muslim TV already has a considerable achievement to its name - it makes...

Malaysia – A nation of real “Happy Muslims”

After returning from a much needed vacation, 5Pillarz deputy editor Dilly Hussain concludes that Malaysians are one of the most hospitable people he's ever met. Situated...
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