Category: History & Heritage

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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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The craftsmen with magic fingers

Words by Huma Baig   The long bank of the Red River (Kızılırmak) has provided the town of Avanos with red clay from as far back as 2000 BC, to yield the iconic art of pottery. This town in the Cappadocia region of Turkey is home to several…


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The History of Süleymaniye Mosque, Istanbul

The Süleymaniye Mosque is an Ottoman imperial Mosque located on the Third Hill of Istanbul, Turkey. It is the second largest mosque in the city, and one of the best-known sights of Istanbul….


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The Maternal Aunt of the Prophet PBUH in Cyprus

Upon arrival in Larnaca, visitors can’t fail to notice the Larnaca Salt Lake. A flocking place for flamingos, this lake is not far from a palm grove, which surrounds an…


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Watts Gallery – John Frederick Lewis: Facing Fame

9 July – 3 November 2019 Friends free This monographic exhibition on the nineteenth-century artist, John Frederick Lewis (1804-1876), will feature a wide variety of vivid and detailed paintings created…


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An Ideal Travel Itinerary for Andalucia

Andalucia; the southernmost region of Spain. This place once thrived with knowledge, trade, architecture, engineering and medicine. Soon after the emergence of Islam, Muslims made their way to this region, and for the…


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