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Fasting Ashura: Why Muslims Fast on This Day

Samarkand Mosque Ashura

Not long ago, we welcomed the new Islamic year with the commencement of Muharram. For Muslims around the world, this is a time when intentions are renewed as many contemplate their plans for the forthcoming year.  As we ease our way into the first Islamic month, the day of Ashura (10th of Muharram) gives us […]

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The Exodus of Ugandan Asians and Migration to The UK: 50 Years Later

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History is replete with examples of bad leadership. From Qin She Huang, Timur and Mehmet Talat Paşa to Lenin, Hitler and Mussolini, they all created havoc and wrecked civilisations. General Idi Amin was just another example who was principally to blame for the exodus of Ugandan Asians. Overthrowing an elected government, General Idi Amin forcefully […]

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Happy Yorkshire Day 2022 – A National Day of Celebration

Showcasing The Beauty of Yorkshire Day

Today (1st August) marks the date of Yorkshire Day which has been celebrated for almost 50 years. Founded with love for the historic county, Yorkshire Day is all about featuring Yorkshire’s splendid villages, towns and cities. Regarded by many to be the most beautiful county in the UK, Yorkshire really is another world!  What Happens […]

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‘Mosaic of Coexistence’ in Turkey Earns a Spot in Guinness World Records

The largest floor mosaic in the world, known as ‘Mosaic of Existence’ has made it to the Guinness Book of Records. Located in Hatay, Turkey, the floor mosaic is made of nothing but natural marble. To earn a spot as a world record, it was a requirement that the floor mosaic had to be 500 […]

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Du’as For The Beginning of a New Islamic Year or Month

The Islamic new year is upon us! With Muharram being the first Islamic month as well as a sacred month, there are many ways of taking advantage. Muslim scholars of the past have placed a great emphasis on increasing goods deeds, fasting, glorifying God and giving to charity within this sacred month. What’s more, according […]

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Muharram: A New Beginning

Muslims around the world tend to become hopeless when the Hajj season is over. With Ramadhan having passed us, the two Eids over and people settling back in upon returning from Hajj, many become despondent as they eagerly await the moment for another spiritual boost in next year’s Ramadhan. For those of us in this […]

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