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Six Things You Might Not Know About Queen Elizabeth II

The Queen Has Two Birthdays Although the Queen was born on 21 April 1926, she likes to celebrate two birthdays every year. The second one is when the celebrations take place and usually, this is on the second Saturday of June. Why does she do this you may ask? Well, it all began with her […]

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Mercy By Hafsah Parekh

The dictionary definition of mercy is ‘compassion or forgiveness shown towards someone whom it is within one’s power to punish or harm.’ There can be three perspectives to Mercy in Islam: Mercy of Allah (swt) The first and foremost is the mercy of Allah (swt). As we all know, Allah (swt) is Ar-Rahman and Ar-Rahim, […]

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Gold of the Great Steppe

Thousands of years ago, the nomadic Saka people roamed the vast Steppes of an area we know today as Kazakhstan. As centuries passed they were all but forgotten apart from occasional references in ancient literature – until now. The rediscovery of this amazing culture has resulted in a stunning Gold of the Great Steppe exhibition […]

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The Legacy of Sanliurfa - Birthplace of Prophet Abraham AS

The city of Urfa is filled with an enthralling atmosphere reminiscent of the historical region of Lower Mesopotamia. The dusty atmosphere, the rustic streets, and the culture of local life all come together to make you feel like you’re in a different country all together. What’s more, as it’s one of the oldest inhabited regions on earth, the city of Sanliurfa is increasingly becoming […]

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The history of Ramadan

Main Image Credit – Hasan Almasi When was Ramadan, Islam’s holy month of fasting, first observed? And how have its practices changed over time? Ramadan is Islam’s holy month of fasting and it’s been observed and celebrated by all Muslims around the world for more than 14 centuries. Ramadan is a time of peace, seeking […]

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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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