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Over-romanticising one's heritage has a number of pitfalls, not least trying to reconcile past feats with present persecution. For one British-Indian, this process of identity has been made harder by an ever-shrinking public space for Indian Muslims.
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The glass ceiling that has blighted Muslim actors and actresses is on its way to being shattered after the resounding triumph of Disney's Ms. Marvel. We've profiled five of our favourite binge-worthy shows that prominently feature Muslim characters.
ORAMAN TAKHT, IRAN
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Hawraman, one of Iran's last isolated treasures, has recently been designated by UNESCO as one of its World Heritage Sites. Complete with millennia-old culture and stunning landscapes, the region has an infinitely rich depository of Kurdish heritage.
Hunza Valley, Pakistan [Getty Images]
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Despite being largely forgotten by global travel guides, Pakistan has some of the most beautiful landscapes on earth. Such surroundings have brought forth a host of wellness retreats, which have birthed new and sustainable forms of tourism.
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By exploiting its comparative advantage, China's fashion industry has manipulated Arab influencers into buying and promoting their products. Little do they know that these products are often linked to Uyghurs imprisoned in concentration camps.
Refugee storytelling
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The ability to recollect memories is vital to ensure that shared identities and traditions are not lost. For refugees, storytelling and writing have become essential lifelines to keep their spirits alive and tell the world of their trauma.
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The highly-anticipated Ms. Marvel series has been met with popular acclaim. The New Arab speaks with five women about their reaction to the series, and how the superhero is certain to become a beacon of pride for Muslim women around the world.
Why I'll be a fan of Kamala Khan's Ms Marvel for life
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Muslim Marvel fans are gearing up for a massive moment in their cinematic education. Ms. Marvel, or Kamala Khan, is the first Muslim superhero to be given a solo show, with her casting surely a pivotal moment in American-Muslim representation.
In Moon Knight, Marvel explores a psychological minefield
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Marvel and Disney have been praised for the strong Middle East representation in Moon Knight, bucking the trend of past productions. But the ambitious series has also sought to tackle mental health, a theme that has a chequered history in comics.
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A number of influencers have begun promoting sustainable brands after realising the detrimental impact material waste and irresponsible consumption has had on the environment. But whilst this is encouraging, a lot still needs to be done.