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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 ibn Ali were buried by the local Banī Asad tribe, at what later became known as the Mashhad Al-Husayn. The battle itself occurred as a result […]

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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). The city, best known as the location of the Battle of Karbala in 680 CE or the Shrines of Imam Husayn and Abbas. The city […]

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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 sins are forgiven on this day. The pilgrims do not fast, only those who do not go to Hajj. The significance is prayer fasting and […]

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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. This tour travels through the heart of Rajasthan, exploring its magnificent forts and ornate palaces, as well as Ranthambore National Park and the Taj Mahal. […]

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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 doing so. Religion and a passion for travel complimented each other fuelling their interest in traversing different lands, across different continents. It did not stop […]

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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 of Islamic metalwork ranging in date from the 13th to the 16th centuries. It was formed by one of the great Victorian art collectors. Thomas […]

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