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Taufiq Wan


Taufiq is an editor and journalist at The New Arab, having joined the team in 2016. Based in London, he graduated from Queen Mary University with a Bachelors degree in History focussing on the medieval Islamic world, later pursuing an MSc in Development Studies at SOAS. Prior to joining The New Arab, Taufiq worked for several years with UK-based Muslim Aid.


Areas of focus: Global Islamic affairs, Western, Muslim communities, UK politics, Southeast Asia


Follow him on twitter: @taufiq_wan

Early polling shows that Arab and other ethnic minority voters may have been a crucial factor in Joe Biden's Michigan victory.

05 November, 2020

Which day does Ramadan begin? The answer depends on who you ask.

20 April, 2020

Meet me at the altar? Probably not for now, but maybe Zoom or HouseParty...

20 April, 2020

The Gardens of Peace cemetery in London has said that amid a backlog of burials, it has had to impose stricter rules and consider burying multiple bodies in single plots.

02 April, 2020

Muslim authorities across the world are adapting traditional religious rites to suit the current coronavirus pandemic.

30 March, 2020

Has Saudi Arabia been faking lunar sightings ahead of Eid and Ramadan? This British Muslim is one of a growing number who think so.

08 August, 2019

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has reversed a controversial decision to unconditionally release an ageing radical cleric, saying that he must first renounce his extremist views.

22 January, 2019

In Arab societies, to be called a shoe is quite an insult. To have a shoe thrown at you, however, may just land you in the world's news.

11 November, 2018

A planned demonstration against Qatar's emir outside Downing Street fell flat after it was revealed that a PR agency had allegedly attempted to hire protesters.

24 July, 2018

Malaysia's defence minister has said the country's military must be prepared for all eventualities after Trump's controversial Jerusalem announcement.

11 December, 2017