Hip Hop Hijabis
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Hip Hop Hijabis: The rapping duo challenging attitudes

A musical duo from Bristol are making a film about their lives as converts to Islam called the Hip Hop Hijabis.

Sukina Owen-Douglas and Tanya Muneera Williams met at a talent show, formed their partnership and converted to Islam in 2005 partly inspired by the autobiography of Malcolm X, despite some concerns about the position of Muslim women.

The pair, known as Poetic Pilgrimage, said they hope they can go some way in challenging attitudes about Islam with their music but they are not trying to preach.

Sukina and Muneera - who use the Twitter handle @HipHopHijabis - spoke to BBC Asian Network reporter Catrin Nye.

You can hear more on this story on the BBC Asian Network on Friday 15th February at 13:00 GMT and 17:00 GMT or listen back on BBC iPlayer.

  • 15 Feb 2013
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