29 November 2017

Halal Dating Press Pack

Whiteboard animated short film created by young British Muslims for the Storying Relationships project

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Halal Dating Press Pack (PDF,1.46MB)

The idea of dating as a young Muslim is contentious. Dating is generally considered haram (forbidden), yet the idea of Halal Dating is on the rise. Over a period of five weeks, British Muslim men and women came together with the Storying Relationships project to create an animation exploring the subject of dating and relationships. Participants involved in the workshops, despite having little experience with drawing or animation, completed the 3-minute film by the workshop’s end.

The workshops were facilitated by Stacy Bias (creator of the documentary animation: Flying while Fat) and convened by the Storying Relationships project at the University of Sheffield.

If you are a member of the press or are interested in Muslim relationship experiences and attitudes and would like to do a short story or article, please find more information in the Halal Dating Press Pack or get in touch with Nafhesa n.ali@sheffield.ac.uk

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