Tell us about your experiences!

ISoc is excited to announce the relaunch of the ISoc blog! This is a blog for you to share your own personal reflections about being a Muslim in Cambridge. This blog serves to give prospective students and freshers insight into the lives of Muslims at Cambridge University. Additionally, it will be a platform which we can use to respond to current affairs and engage with all matters pertaining to ‘Cambridge-ing while Muslim’. We recognise that each ISoc member has their own views, their own stories and their own opinions to share. For this reason we would like to open up the blog to anyone and everyone who would like to write for it.

A post can be about anything but here are some ideas:
– Your journey: tell us about your freshers year at Cambridge, or any year for that matter. When did Cambridge start feeling homely (if it ever did)? How did you find making friends? What were some of the challenges you experienced?

– Current Affairs: If something is on your mind whether it is with regards to international or local politics, share your opinions with us.

– Burning Issues: If there is something you have been thinking about for a while, and need a platform to share your thoughts, this is the place! It could be environmental concerns or issues of social justice.

– Tips/Advice: Whether it’s a funny story about when you had to explain to a stranger the reason you were washing your feet in a public bathroom, or some reviews on where the best halaal food is, this is the place to post it!

– Alumni Stories: if you want to pass on your wisdom to current and future students at Cambridge.

Whatever it’s about, let us know! Submissions can be sent to Saffia ( or Ryan ( We look forward to reading them soon!

Leading in Good Deeds: A Lesson from Fatḥ Makkah

by Ibrahim Khan The Conquest of Makkah occurred eight years after the Muslims migrated from Makkah to Madinah. In 630 AD, the Prophet ﷺ and ten thousand of his Companions returned to Makkah and took control, facing little resistance. The impetus of the Conquest was a breach of the Treaty [...]

By |2018-06-08T13:37:57+00:00June 8th, 2018|Blog|0 Comments

To The Non-White Potential Oxbridge Applicants

This blog post has been reposted from "The Brown Hijabi" with the permission of the author, Suhaiymah Manzoor-Khan, Cambridge Alumni. note: – the term BME used in this article is based on UK terminology to refer to members of non-white British communities (who this article is primarily aimed at): Black and minority [...]

By |2016-12-01T02:57:55+00:00August 27th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments

Cambridge while Muslim: reflections on First Year

Abdulla is a second year historian at King's. When not desperately catching up on his weekly essay, he can be found attempting to maintain what he has left of his not-very-exciting social life.  Abdulla (left), not to be confused with his good friend Moeen Ali (right). It’s that [...]

By |2016-12-01T02:57:55+00:00August 24th, 2016|Blog|0 Comments