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Sofia Rehman’s writings cover a breadth of topics from climate change to gender justice, from Islamophobia to theologies of migration, all rooted in a connection to the Qur’an, Hadith and Islamic tradition. As a Muslim, an author and an educator, her unique insight has won her features in Refinery39, Vogue Arabia, and The Independent. If you would like to benefit further from her, have a look at the courses available.

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A Treasury of 'A'ishah

A Treasury of ‘A'ishah

“Simply beautiful. It’s a treasure to return to again and again.” Goodreads Review

Aisha bint Abu Bakr (RA) has been an inspiration and paragon for Muslims since the first generation of Believers emerged. Hailed as a guiding light, a fount of wisdom and a purveyor of the Prophetic mission, Aisha’s words have illuminated Islamic thought in all its branches.

This book compiles 40 of her insights and statements in the categories of Qur’anic exegesis (tafsīr), Jurisprudence (Fiqh), Theology (ʿaqīdah), Politics (siyāsah) and Heart Softeners (al-raqā’iq) with commentary for the contemporary Muslim seeking spiritual and moral direction as they traverse through daily life and its challenges and possibilities.

A Treasury of Aisha

Gendering the Hadith Tradition

A powerful book that reimagines the Islamic tradition by centring the luminous scholar, teacher and leader A’isha bint Abi Bakr. A brilliant, patient and thoughtful work of scholarship that is as compelling as it is caring.” Ayesha S. Chaudhry, Professor of Islamic Studies, University of British Columbia

This book presents for the first time a partial translation and study of Imam Badr al-Din al-Zarkashi’s work, al-Ijaba li-Iradi ma Istadraktahu Aisha Ala al-Sahabah—The Corrective: Aisha’s Rectification of the Companions. It critically analyses from the perspective of hadith criticism a number of sections presenting Aisha’s refutations and corrections of key Companions including, Umar b. al-Khattab, Abdullah b. Abbas, Zayd b. Thabit and Abu Hurayra, applying classical hadith methodology to the scrutiny of narrators by way of impugnment and validation (al-jarh wa al-tadil) in an effort to re-construct and re-present Aisha as a central authority in Islamic knowledge production.

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Gendering the Hadith Tradition
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Violent Phenomena

“These essays, deftly blending the political and the personal, offer fresh, galvanizing, and passionate perspectives on literary translation.” Jhumpa Lahiri, Pulitzer Prize Winner

Frantz Fanon wrote in 1961 that 'Decolonisation is always a violent phenomenon,' meaning that the violence of colonialism can only be counteracted in kind.

As colonial legacies linger today, what are the ways in which we can disentangle literary translation from its roots in imperial violence? Twenty-four writers and translators from across the world share their ideas and practices for disrupting and decolonising translation.



The beautiful rolling hills and coastlines are for all of us. Together, we can reimagine the British countryside (and all it represents) and make space so that everyone is welcomed.

Gathering brings together essays by women of colour across the UK writing about their relationships with nature, in a genre long-dominated by male, white, middle-class writers. In redressing this imbalance, this moving collection considers climate justice, neurodiversity, mental health, academia, inherited histories, colonialism, whiteness, music, hiking and so much more.

These personal, creative, and fierce essays will broaden both conversations and horizons about our living world, encouraging readers to consider their own experience with nature and their place within it.

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Gathering: Women of Colour
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Mapping Faith

“thought-provoking, challenging and moving…” Julie Siddiqi, Founder of Thrive Together

This enlightening edited collection shows how migration shapes the lives of faith communities - and vice versa - through diverse prisms including diaspora, generational change, cultural conflict, conceptions of 'ministry' and artistic response.

The contributors comprise writers, poets and artists from the three largest Abrahamic faiths (Judaism, Christianity, Islam) and beyond. They show how issues of migration are addressed through a variety of different media such as theological debate and shared community action, poetry and art.

Mapping Faith

Cut From the Same Cloth?

'Radical, moving, funny, profound . . . The essays in this book are a vital gift' Preti Taneja, author.

Do you wear that at home? Where are you really from? Does he make you wear that? Do you support acts of terror? Do you believe in British values? Can I see your hair? Do you have equality? Are you hot in that? Can you be a feminist? Why don't you just take it off? Do you wear that in the shower? Are you oppressed? From modern pop culture to anti-Blackness, faith and family, politics, education, creativity and working life; this anthology gives visibly Muslim women creatives a space to speak to the matters that mean most to them. SPOILER ALERT: We won’t be answering the usual questions!

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