I’m this year’s Sisters Station Manager. I’ve been presenting the ‘Sister Sister show’ for three years and am a long-term IDC volunteer. I’m passionate about education & the environment.
Dr. Ayat Bashir
I’m a doctor from Newcastle with a special interest in diabetes. I enjoy poetry, research, teaching and I have a keen interest in Islam and medicine. I present this year’s Health Improvement show on Newcastle Fast FM.
Dr Iram Ansari
Qualified from the University of Leeds in 2008. I am a GP Registrar, and mother of one. When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my family, meeting with friends and watching fast-paced action TV shows. I also enjoy travelling, reading and tea-drinking. You can hear me during Fast FM’s Health Matters.
My name is Mahida I am a volunteer at the Islamic Diversity Centre, as well as other local organisations. I am currently studying the Seerah and hope to complete my studies next year. I’m a big lover of sports, but an even bigger lover of mangoes!
As Salam alaykum – my name’s Ruweyda and I’m co-presenting the ‘Muslim Munchkins show’ with my good friend and sister in Islam: Umaima! I’m an A-level student, hoping to do cellular and molecular biology at university. I enjoy a good game of badminton!
I am Tahmina Arts, a freelance artist based in the North East, specialising in fine arts, henna and spoken word poetry. I am currently in the process of taking my label to the next level with the soon to come launch of my clothing line. All my work is available to find on social media. “Tahmina Arts” on Instagram, Facebook and YouTube. You’ll hear me on Fast FM as presenter of the show ‘a poet’s point’.
I’m head of Education at IDC and I’ll be co-presenting the ‘Sister Sister show’ this year. I love cats, especially mine – Billy & Chotto (if only they liked each other!).
Alhamdullilah I became Muslim a couple of years ago and will be presenting the sisters’ version of the revert show ‘From Darkness to Light’ for the 3rd year this Ramadan. I’m head of Marketing at IDC and I support the New Muslim sisters in Newcastle. Things that make me happy: smiles, baking & stationery!
A Lebanese Muslim architect, an artist and life coach who is passionate about Islam, self-development and marriage. His passion and advice made him very popular and attracted over 170Kfollowers on social media. He’ll be hosting “Let’s Talk” on Newcastle Fast FM this year.
Abu Tayeb is an Islamic awareness and anti-racism/diversity educator. You can hear him on Newcastle Fast FM as the presenter of Drive Time.
I reverted to Islam over 5 years ago in 2012 when I was 17 and since then I have been actively involved in the Muslim community. I am currently Head of New Muslim Support for Brothers in Newcastle and will be presenting From Darkness to Light on the Saturdays.
Dr Imran Ansari
I work in the North East as a GP and have trained in local teaching hospitals, having studied at the University of Leeds. You can hear me in Health Matters on Newcastle Fast FM this year. In my spare time I enjoy keeping fit, traveling the world, photography and all things coffee-related!
is a trained Life Coach & Personal Trainer. He has many years in community development experience and is keen for people to see their potential is only the beginning of their capabilities. This zeal alongside his creative endeavours has seen him develop and deliver work nationally and internationally. You’ll be able to hear him on “Let’s Talk” this year. Expect a show with energy, insight and inspiration.