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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 over 900 years. Following Fatih Sultan’s conquest of Istanbul in 1453 C.E, the church was found in a state of disrepair and was renovated and converted […]

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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 into a library by the saudis. It is unclear what will happen to the library after the expansion plans have been completed. Above is an […]

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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 Palaces, has been shortlisted following an unparalleled year for the visitor attraction which saw over 5 million people visit the art installation ‘Blood Swept Lands […]

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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 visit this year! 1. Woburn Abbey – The Abbey has been the home of the Earls and Dukes of Bedford, one of England’s most powerful families, […]

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£1.2m funding to ‘open doors’ in historic Mansion House

York’s historic Mansion House will see its biggest investment since it was built in the 18th century thanks to a funding announcement from the Heritage Lottery Fund (HLF). City of York Council has welcomed the award to help improve access, displays and conservation at the Mansion House. The HLF has granted £1,198,700 to support the […]

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Top 10 beautiful Mosques to visit around the world

1.  Al Haram Mosque – Macca, Saudi Arabia The holy Qur’an states that this was the first house built for humanity to worship Allah. The most famous monument in the world, Al Haram mosque or “Grand Mosque” as its also known as, is located in the city of Mecca, Saudi Arabia. It is the largest […]

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