Aina Khan

Aina Khan

Aina J Khan is a journalist focusing on race, faith and identity. She's reading a masters in religion in politics at SOAS.

Coronavirus pandemic

Challenges and stigma: Observing Ramadan in a UK prison

Ex-prisoners remember difficulties when fasting as study highlights dangers of system that views Muslims with suspicion.

Challenges and stigma: Observing Ramadan in a UK prison

United Kingdom

Fears rise for UK's non-coronavirus patients as backlog grows

Patients with non-urgent ailments are staying home but what impact could this have on individuals and the health system?

Fears rise for UK's non-coronavirus patients as backlog grows

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Why are ethnic minorities more vulnerable to coronavirus?

Experts say health issues, socioeconomic inequality and discrimination among factors, as UK government announces review.

Why are ethnic minorities more vulnerable to coronavirus?

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Anger as right-wing UK voices suggest Ramadan virus spread

Scapegoating narratives may pose additional dangers to public health, warn experts.

Anger as right-wing UK voices suggest Ramadan virus spread

Health

UK doctor who urged PM to provide protective gear dies of virus

Abdul Chowdhury, the latest doctor to die of coronavirus, warned PM Johnson to provide NHS workers with adequate PPE.

UK doctor who urged PM to provide protective gear dies of virus

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'Many black communities have poor experiences at hands of police'

Ethnic minorities in UK could face further discrimination as a result of new rules in the pandemic, academics say.

'Many black communities have poor experiences at hands of police'

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Who is Dominic Raab, the man running UK as Johnson recovers?

Raab has experience in international justice, but controversial statements about feminists and welfare have drawn fury.

Who is Dominic Raab, the man running UK as Johnson recovers?

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Third of critically ill COVID-19 UK patients from BME backgrounds

Release of figures comes amid wider concerns coronavirus is exacerbating health inequalities in the country.

Third of critically ill COVID-19 UK patients from BME backgrounds

Health

British Muslim nurse, doctor latest medical staff to die of virus

Friends remember charitable nurse Areema Nasreen, 36, and Mohamed Sami Shousha, a gentle consultant who taught many.

British Muslim nurse, doctor latest medical staff to die of virus

Health

Muslim minority doctors first to die on front line of UK pandemic

Families and patients remember the four doctors who contracted coronavirus while fighting for others with the disease.

Muslim minority doctors first to die on front line of UK pandemic

Coronavirus pandemic

How coronavirus is changing funeral rites, mourning and grief

Traditions must adapt to social distance rules at a time when for some, physical and spiritual closeness is most needed.

How coronavirus is changing funeral rites, mourning and grief

Coronavirus pandemic

UK nationals with critical health conditions stranded in Pakistan

Islamabad has restricted the border to contain COVID-19, stranding UK travellers, some of whom need medicine to survive.

UK nationals with critical health conditions stranded in Pakistan