The Royal Albert Hall will welcome an impressive array of performers from the Caspian country and beyond at the launch of a five month celebration of the arts and culture of Azerbaijan – a land where ancient traditions are inspiring an exciting future. From the mysterious magic of mugham, the country’s evocative and emotional national song, to […]
Beyonce shared two verses from the Quran on Instagram last Sunday. She shared the fifth and sixth verses from Surah ash-Sharh, meaning “For indeed, with hardship [will be] ease. Indeed, with hardship [will be] ease.” The quotation stirred her fans, especially Muslims all around the world. Many Muslims shared tweets implying that Beyonce was converting […]
Having been named the best restaurant in Manchester at the English Curry Awards, Safi Khan decided to try out Akbar’s and see what the fuss was about. Founder Shabir Hussain established the first restaurant in Bradford with a mission to popularise his Indian cuisine. With over 12 well established branches in major cities such as […]
The world’s largest cruise ship, Royal Caribbean‘s Oasis of the Seas has sailed into Southampton’s port for the first time. The ship is unable to leave until 23.59 when the tidal conditions are at a premium and there is no other river traffic which will allow the ship to carry out a three point turn.
Amal Ramzi Clooney (née Alamuddin) is a London-based British-Lebanese lawyer, activist, and author. She is a barrister at Doughty Street Chambers, specialising in international law, criminal law, human rights, and extradition. Her clients include Julian Assange, the founder of WikiLeaks, in his fight against extradition. She has also represented the former prime minister of Ukraine, Yulia Tymoshenko. In 2014, […]
A group of Muslim mothers have launched a campaign to stop radicalisation from what they name as the real culprit: “Sheikh Google”. The Make a Stand campaign, launched in London in September, has the backing of Home Secretary Theresa May. The campaign, launched by the organisation Inspire, is designed to encourage people within the British […]