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The Legacy of Sanliurfa - Birthplace of Prophet Abraham AS

The city of Urfa is filled with an enthralling atmosphere reminiscent of the historical region of Lower Mesopotamia. The dusty atmosphere, the rustic streets, and the culture of local life all come together to…


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WorldRemit teams up with Muslim artist to showcase Ramadan traditions from around the world

Global cross-border payments company WorldRemit has teamed up with well-known Muslim illustrator Natasha Ahmed to depict some of the various traditions of celebrating Ramadan around the world.  The holy month of Ramadan is…


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Welcoming the month of Sha’ban

Shaʽban is the eighth month of the Islamic Calendar. It is the month of “separation”, so called because the pagan Arabs used to disperse in search of water. The fifteenth night…


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Adam – the first Prophet on Earth

Image credit – Arnaud-Mesureur Did you know there were around 124,000 prophets that were sent to mankind with a universal message of monotheism (worshipping of only single creator GOD)? The…


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The history of Ramadan

Main Image Credit – Hasan Almasi When was Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting, first observed? And how have its practices changed over time? Ramadan is Islam’s holy month of…


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The Battle of Karbala explained

The Battle of Karbala was fought on the bare deserts on the way to Kufa on October 10, 680  (10 Muharram 61 AH). Both Husayn ibn Ali and his brother Abbas…


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Karbala explained

Karbala is a city in central Iraq, located about 100 km southwest of Baghdad, and a few dozen miles east of Lake Milh.  Karbala has an estimated population of 750,000 people (2020)….


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THE DAY OF ARAFAH

This is a very significant day. Many people are recommended to fast and make supplication On this day. The gates of heaven are open on this day. It is believed…


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A Voyage through India

Words: Tahira Khan Discover its’ majestic heritage and make sure that all the unseen elements of traditional Southern and Northern India come to light. Going back in history to Rajasthan….


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Famous Muslim Travellers of the Past

Words: Juber Ahmed Muslim travellers were leading pioneers in broadening their horizons [through travel] not only because they desired to travel, but also because they had a religious incentive behind…


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Islamic Metalwork from the Courtauld Gallery

A small selection of the Courtauld Gallery’s important collection of Islamic inlaid brassware contains some of the finest examples of this intricate and refined craft. This significant collection is comprised…


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