Omar Shahid is a freelance journalist, copywriter and social media specialist. He has written for The Guardian, New Statesman, Times, Independent, Al Jazeera, Goal.com, MTV, Huffington Post and others. He is also a former politics editor at Live Magazine, a national youth publication based in London. Omar specialises in religious and political affairs, but has also written about music, comedy, football and youth issues. He blogs at omarshahid.co.uk and tweets at @omar_shahid.
It's a dilemma faced by many Muslims every year – exercising while fasting.
Traditionally, Muslims knew the importance of eating well – perhaps not so much for enjoyment, but for health reasons. Yet somewhere along the line this knowledge was forgotten.
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The prominent American scholar, academic and activist often finds herself to be the only female Muslim scholar on stage at conferences.
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