An award-winning journalist and author
Tasnim is an award-winning journalist, author and freelance TV reporter. Tasnim became the first hijab-wearing TV reporter in Scotland in July 2020. She has written for a variety of print and online publications including The Huffington Post, Al Jazeera English, BBC, The Guardian, TRT World, BBC Radio 2 and many more.
A wealth of experience in journalism…
Tasnim was awarded the Rising Stars in Media Awards 2018 by FIPP the global network of media. She was the winner of the Muslim News Awards for Excellence 2013 Ibn Battuta Award for Excellence in Media for her human rights and interfaith journalism.
Tasnim was also a finalist at the Asian Media Awards 2018 for her documentary on Grenfell Tower, the Muslim Writers Awards for the Young Journalist of the Year 2011 for her articles on CNN on the French ban on the burka and other articles across the breadth of publications that she has written for. She was also shortlisted for the British Muslim Awards 2017 Muslim Woman of the Year and 2014 for Services to Media and the Asian Women of Achievement Award for services to Media 2012.
Tasnim is a freelance contributor to BBC Radio 2's Pause for Thought segment where she shares her wisdom and wit and also writes scripts and presents social media content for BBC The Social. She is the producer of the documentary Grenfell Tower: Voices from the Ground highlighting the strong knit community who came together after the tragedy.
She received the Ambassador for Peace Award from the Universal Peace Federation for her interfaith journalism work in promoting better interfaith relations.
She has been voted as one of the Top 40 Inspirational Muslim Women in the World by American Muslim Magazine ‘MB Muslima’.
Tasnim is the author of the books Allah’s Gifts published by Greenbird Book Publishers, Aleena Celebrates Eid and Its Ramadan published by International Islamic Publishing House (IIPH) and Muslimah’s Key to Jannah and has an upcoming academic book 'Islamic Finance: A Practical Introduction' due be published with Kube Publishing.