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Sami Rahman


Sami Rahman is a freelance writer and communications specialist based in London focusing on women's issues and lifestyle.

A mental health crisis has erupted inside Al-Hol camp where the looming threat of violence, displacement, and poor healthcare have become major stressors.

15 February, 2024

Gaza's children are bearing the brunt of Israel's bombs. Over 4,000 children have been killed by Israeli attacks since October 7. While the West continues to debate proportionality, Gaza's children will continue to die.

02 November, 2023

Missing the Women's World Cup already? Not to worry, The New Arab has compiled a list of some of our favourite footballers from the MENA region: who they play for, their journey to professional women's football, and their future prospects.

25 August, 2023

British-Moroccan model Mariah Idressi is helping make modesty vogue. The New Arab spoke with Mariah about her experience in the industry and what she hopes to achieve from the limelight.

17 August, 2023

Book Club: Luxury publisher Assouline’s latest title, Saudi Coffee: The Culture of Hospitality, explores the region’s fascination with coffee, from seedling to refreshment, and its long history as a symbol of hospitality.

07 June, 2023

A new exhibition has arrived at London’s Kew Gardens, taking inspiration from the Holy Quran. Curated by botanical artist Sue Wickison and Dr Shahina Ghazanfar, the project cultivates a new sense of wonder for our earthly, natural surroundings.

25 April, 2023

Book Club: For observant Muslims, the month of Ramadan presents opportunities for healing as well as feats of willpower. Aliyah Umm Raiyan's book guides us through these challenges in what has become an essential resource for Ramadan.

05 April, 2023

The highly coveted role at one of the nation’s largest public libraries was newly created back in 2022, for which Hiba Abid, with her vast and diverse experiences, was a natural fit.

20 February, 2023

Nardine Gerges, Project Manager at Qatar Foundation speaks to The New Arab about a new guide that aims to help bridge the gap on disabilities.

16 February, 2023

World Hijab Day is a celebration of choice, expression and the empowerment of Muslim women who wear the hijab. Amid rising tides of Islamophobia in Europe and the West, The New Arab speaks to Muslim women about what wearing the hijab means to them.

01 February, 2023