Zab Mustefa

Interviews

Meet SkyWalker, Palestine's First Female DJ

We talk to the 26-year-old electronicist about her work, the affect of the occupation on nightlife cultures, and how she's challenging perceived gender roles daily.
Zab Mustefa
3.22.17
Noisey

Meet SkyWalker, Palestine's First Female DJ

We talk to the 26-year-old electronicist about her work, the affect of the occupation on nightlife culture, and how she's challenging perceived gender roles daily.
Zab Mustefa
3.22.17
Features

Meet the Desi Artists Fighting Back Against Trump with Punk Rock and 'Post-Colonial Pop'

Doctors & Engineers, The Kominas, Saraswathi Jones, and more talk to Noisey about resistance, heritage, and Islamophobia.
Zab Mustefa
12.9.16
scotland

Meet the 63-Year-Old ‘Auntie’ Making Glasgow’s Favorite Samosas

Served with chickpeas and tamarind chutney, Glasgow Sweet House’s samosas are the work of "Auntie" Nasreen. “All of my friends’ daughters come here to get them,” she says. “I’m flattered everyone likes them.”
Zab Mustefa
8.23.16
scotland

Why Scotland’s First Muslim Female Boxer Stopped Eating Home-Cooked Curry

“My mum didn’t know how to react to my new diet," says Glasgow-based Farah Jamil, currently training for the Commonwealth Games. "She thought I was eating rabbit food when I had a salad over saalan."
Zab Mustefa
8.5.16
middle east

These Sisters Turned Their Grandmother’s House into an Arabic Cookery School

The Beit Sitti or “Grandmother’s house” initiative in Jordan sees local women teach traditional cooking classes to tourists and locals, boosting self-esteem and providing them with an income to support their families.
Zab Mustefa
6.29.16
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What It’s Like to Work in a Restaurant and Fast During Ramadan

For Muslims restaurant workers observing the religious fast, being surrounded by delicious food is a challenge. “It’s the smell of biryani that makes it tough,” says Umar Farooq Mirza of Glasgow’s Yadgar restaurant.
Zab Mustefa
6.27.16
scotland

This Noam Chomsky Food Truck Serves Pulled Pork with a Side of Politics

Inspired by the writings of Noam Chomsky, Glasgow-based chef Felicity Day decided to mix her left-wing ideals with cooking, and launched the Chompsky street food truck last year.
Zab Mustefa
6.20.16
Photos

Meet the Female Motorcyclist Riding Solo Across Pakistan

The most dangerous part of Zenith Irfan's motorcycle trip across Pakistan came when she posted photos of the journey online.
Zab Mustefa
5.25.16
Fast Food

Britain’s Muslim Takeaway Workers Are Suffering Islamophobic Attacks

Shortly after the Paris terrorist attacks, takeaway owner Mohammed Khalid was beaten outside his shop in Glasgow. He’s far from the only one—statistics from Muslim campaign groups show a rise in such Islamophobic abuse on fast food workers.
Zab Mustefa
5.12.16
scotland

Glasgow's Haggis Pakora Is More Than Just Fusion Food

“Scots and Punjabis are very proud of their own cultures so you get both of these coming together and it’s wonderful,” says Harry Singh, Glasgow restaurant owner and co-creator of the haggis pakora.
Zab Mustefa
5.2.16
Art

Meet The Desi Artist Who Tackles Skin Bleaching and Soap Operas

Pakistani-Canadian artist Maria Qamar is bringing the colorful idiosyncrasies of the South Asian diaspora onto Instagram and into the mainstream. Aunties better watch out.
Zab Mustefa
4.4.16
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