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Rare Islamic Manuscripts To Be Showcased At Sharjah International Book Fair

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Islamic books and manuscripts dating back to the 13th century will be showcased for the first time in the Middle East. The 41st Sharjah International Book Fair (SIBF) held annually has always attracted visitors from around the world. Launched in 1982, by Dr Sheikh Sultan bin Muhammad Al-Qasimi, the book fair lasts 11 days and […]

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Retracing Islamic History on The Island of Sicily

The island of Sicily is replete with reminders of Islamic presence. From street names influenced by the Arabic language to architectural wonders that were once used as mosques, traces of Islamic History can be found by those who explore thoughtfully. Lasting over two centuries, the island of Sicily was a Muslim stronghold between the ninth […]

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Muharram: A New Beginning

Muslims around the world tend to become hopeless when the Hajj season is over. With Ramadhan having passed us, the two Eids over and people settling back in upon returning from Hajj, many become despondent as they eagerly await the moment for another spiritual boost in next year’s Ramadhan. For those of us in this […]

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8 Unmissable Places To Visit in Kuala Lumpur

With Malaysia ranked as the number one destination according to the Global Muslim Travel Index, the country continues to see a rise in visitors. Its stunning capital, Kuala Lumpur, is a must-see destination and is home to a bustling city immersed in a tropical setting. If you’re planning a trip to Kuala Lumpur soon, here […]

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Is Cryptocurrencies (Bitcoin) – Halal or Haram?

Words Mubashir Qayyum  The speculative nature of cryptocurrencies has ignited flustering debate among Islamic scholars over its status of being Halal or Haram. Some Islamic states have straightaway declared it Halal and some have imposed Fatwas on the use of it. Crypto companies are seeking to sway the debate by launching instruments based on physical assets and certified as valid […]

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The Alhambra in Spain is the World’s Marvel

The Alhambra was the home of Spain’s last Muslim rulers, the Nasrid dynasty. Much of what remains today was built between 1350 and 1400. The carved stucco decoration of the Alhambra was once richly painted and gilded. The walls were covered with colourful tilework decorated with intricate repeating designs. Silk curtains and other textiles added […]

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