Zimarina Sarwar

Zimarina is a freelance writer and researcher currently based in London. She holds an MRes in Linguistics from Kings College London and her interests include language, spirituality, social justice and… a bit too much baking.
34 Articles

Things I wish Aaron Bushnell knew

9 Min Read

With Aaron Bushnell, one man's self-immolation has immortalised the immovable spirit within all those who oppose oppression.

Why “authenticity” is the fraud of our age

12 Min Read

How do we align with the Divine and become true to Allah? Zimarina Sarwar explores what it truly means to be true to ourselves.

Sinéad O’Connor taught us that Islam is for the most broken among us

10 Min Read

After the passing of Shuhada' Sadaqat, better known as Sinéad O’Connor, we reflect on her life, her journey to Islam, and return to her Lord.

Could you deliver Letters from a Prophet?

4 Min Read

Would you be able to carry a message from the Prophet (ﷺ) to lands such as Egypt, Persia, or Rome? Zimarina Sarwar's new book explores a number of examples.

Reflections on the invasion and occupation of Iraq

6 Min Read

Zimarina Sarwar takes a drive down memory lane, in revisiting the bloody invasion and occupation of Iraq, after 20 years was marked yesterday.

Embrace the joy of being unknown 

12 Min Read

In a world where we continually share parts of our precious lives online, we need to reclaim the joy of living the best life offline.

What the Muslim adulation of Jordan Peterson says about us

10 Min Read

Zimarina Sarwar looks at whether we as Muslims are making a mistake by heaping praise on Dr. Jordan Peterson.

Why we must pause for a James Webb moment

7 Min Read

Zimarina Sarwar reflects on the newly released images from the James Webb telescope that have captured the world's attention

Johnny Depp and the Power of Truth

7 Min Read

Zimarina Sarwar ponders why millions of people tuned in daily to the Jonny Depp - Amber Heard trial, and what lay beneath the hype of memes and hashtags

Malignant Messaging for the Modern Woman

14 Min Read

Young women are consuming over 10,000 messages a day from brands pushing a dangerous narrative, writes Zimarina Sarwar.