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Islam Stories

Members of Leicester's Muslim Community have been recording personal stories about their faith. Watch and listen as they share their stories here!

Working with the Islamic Foundation and Digistories, members of Leicester's Muslim community have been digitally recording their personal experiences on aspects of their faith.

Stories are the way we pass our experience on to others. One generation reminds the next of its culture and traditions. These digital stories combine the old crafts of storytelling with new digital skills.

Watch & Listen as they share their stories with BBC Leicester...
audio Listen to Sughra Ahmed's digital story >
audio Listen to Azmery Anwar's digital story >
audio Listen to Samina Ali's digital story >
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Sughra's story

Sughra Ahmed
Sughra Ahmed

Sughra Ahmed is originally form Burnley in Lancashire but now lives in Leicester. She graduated in November 2005 with an MA in Islamic Studies. Now she works as a trainer in diversity and cultural awareness.

Sughra tells us why she decided to study Islam at University and how this decision has started her on a new journey.

Azmery's story

Azmery Ali was born in Bangladesh. She spent his childhood moving to and fro between Bangladesh and England. Now a medical student, Azmery is taking a gap year to travel, learn Arabic and find out about her religion, Islam.

Azmery describes her time at University and how she began to find out what her religion was really about.

Samina's story

Samina Ali
Samina Ali

Samina Ali tells us her story about celebrating the end of Ramadan.

She describes the euphoric atmosphere of excitement and the real feeling of unity and peace amongst the family.Samina questions...

"What has Eid brought for me? Family and friends, support and unity and most importantly being thankful to the creator Allah."

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