sister-hood is an award-winning digital magazine spotlighting the diverse voices of women of Muslim heritage.


Shahnaz Ahsan

Shahnaz Ahsan is an award winning writer of short stories and is currently working on her debut novel due for publication in 2019. Exploring immigration and identity, the novel is set in Britain and East Pakistan (Bangladesh) during the 1960s and 1970s.

Fighting for space in God’s house

From a young age, I remember being told that the Ka’bah was ‘Allah’s House’ and that this did not mean God lived there as we did in our homes – eating and washing and sleeping – but that this was…

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Where is your home?

On meeting for the first time, one of the first questions a Bangladeshi will ask is ‘Bari kothai?’ The enquiry ‘where is your home?’ asks so much more than for a postal address. The answer can potentially contain information about the…

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