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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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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 authentic family run pottery factories where the craft has been a tradition passed down for many generations.   Using a traditional foot driven spinning wheel, the moist lump of clay transforms into a perfectly curved pot in the steady, skilled fingers of a craftsman. […]

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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. The Süleymaniye Mosque, built on the order of Sultan Suleyman (Süleyman the Magnificent), “was fortunate to be able to draw on the talents of the architectural […]

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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 interesting landmark. Nestled on the shore of the lake is the Hala Sultan Tekke Mosque. What makes this place special is the person resting within […]

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