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Muslims Like Us

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Episode 1: Muslims Like Us

Summary

Part one of two. Documentary following 10 British Muslims with contrasting world views who have been placed in a house together, giving an insight into what is like to be a Muslim in Britain today and the range of attitudes and beliefs among the faithful. In the opening instalment, the 10 meet and settle into their new home as they begin to explore how their faith impacts their lives, from sleeping arrangements, cooking and prayer, to dress and culture.
Recommended

Review

Rating: 4 out of 5.

A two-part reality documentary from Love Productions – makers of both The Great British Bake Off and Benefits Street – that temporarily puts ten British Muslims in a house to live together. The aim is clearly to challenge the tendency to describe, dismiss or blame Muslims as a homogeneous mass with a single set of values. The volunteers range from retired boxer Abdul, who says “Islam has got nothing against culture, as long as that culture doesn’t disagree with Islam”, to gay Glaswegian Ferhan, who doesn’t feel his liberal outlook conflicts with his faith.

If there is a prevailing attitude it’s probably articulated by 76-year-old, Kolkata-born Saba: “To be a Muslim means simply to take on certain practices which give your life a kind of support. It’s like tomatoes on a trellis: instead of flopping around on the ground, you’re held up.”

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Executive producerKieran Smith
Series editorOllie Manley
Series producerMobeen Azhar

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  • Episode 1

    Muslims Like Us

    Summary

    Part one of two. Documentary following 10 British Muslims with contrasting world views who have been placed in a house together, giving an insight into what is like to be a Muslim in Britain today and the range of attitudes and beliefs among the faithful. In the opening instalment, the 10 meet and settle into their new home as they begin to explore how their faith impacts their lives, from sleeping arrangements, cooking and prayer, to dress and culture.
    Recommended

    Review

    Rating: 4 out of 5.

    A two-part reality documentary from Love Productions – makers of both The Great British Bake Off and Benefits Street – that temporarily puts ten British Muslims in a house to live together. The aim is clearly to challenge the tendency to describe, dismiss or blame Muslims as a homogeneous mass with a single set of values. The volunteers range from retired boxer Abdul, who says “Islam has got nothing against culture, as long as that culture doesn’t disagree with Islam”, to gay Glaswegian Ferhan, who doesn’t feel his liberal outlook conflicts with his faith.

    If there is a prevailing attitude it’s probably articulated by 76-year-old, Kolkata-born Saba: “To be a Muslim means simply to take on certain practices which give your life a kind of support. It’s like tomatoes on a trellis: instead of flopping around on the ground, you’re held up.”

    How to watch

    Loading

    Details

    Formats
    Colour

    Credits

    Crew

    rolename
    Executive producerKieran Smith
    Series editorOllie Manley
    Series producerMobeen Azhar
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