Category: History & Heritage

History & Heritage

Leaf from The Blue Qur’an

This leaf from The Blue Qur’an from North Africa around 880-950 century AD will be discussed at Abu Dhabi Art 2015 edition by experts from Musée du Louvre, Metropolitan Museum…


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British Muslims are Rooted in British History

Muslims have a long association with the British Isles, from Elizabeth the First, to Elizabeth the Second; from shops offering sherbets in Shakespeare’s London to Muslim soldiers responding to the…


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Islamic New Year: What is the festival of Muharram

Countries follow astronomical calculations to determine future dates of the Islamic calendar, and this year the Islamic year will be 1437 AH In 2015, that date falls on 13 October….


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The history of the Blue mosque in Turkey

The Blue Mosque (Called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish) is an historical mosque in Istanbul. The mosque is known as the Blue Mosque because of blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design.Mosque was…


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Quran Fragments Found in Britain Are Dated to the Birth of Islam

According to new research at the University of Birmingham, a collection of Quranic manuscripts held at the university may be the oldest in the world. Radiocarbon dating estimates that the…


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Eid Mubarak to all our viewers

Eid Mubarak: UK joins the world’s Muslims to celebrate the end of Ramadan 2015 with Eid-ul-Fitr Eid 2015: David Cameron’s Message


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Encounters with Islamic Art

A year-long programme of lectures, visits and workshops organised by IESA UK (the Institut d’Études Superieures des Arts) in partnership with Leighton House Museum and Nour Festival islamic@iesa.edu – www.iesa.edu/islamic….


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Amazing 14th century images of Aya Sophia before its conversion to a museum

The Aya Sophia (also knows as The Hagia Sophia)  is more than 1,400 years old. It was first built and used as a cathedral by the Eastern Roman Empire for…


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THIS IS WHERE THE PROPHET MUHAMMAD WAS BORN

This is where the Prophet Muhammad (peace and blessings be upon him) is thought to have been born though there is no conclusive evidence to prove it. This was converted…


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Tower of London announced as finalist for Art Fund Prize for Museum of the Year 2015

The Art Fund announced the six shortlisted finalists for their prestigious Museum of the Year 2015 award. The Tower of London, which is cared for by independent charity Historic Royal…


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The Treasure Houses of England

From Elizabethan Masterpieces, to alfresco dining and adventure playgrounds, these majestic properties are yearlong sources of fun and fascination for all… British Muslim Magazines recommended top 10 Treasure Houses to…


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