Category: Soul

HP Features
Burials: North Cyprus vs the UK
 

Few of us want to talk about death much less plan for it, and yet its inevitability means at some point in our lives we are all likely to have to deal with the funeral arrangements for a loved one. For Muslims, the Islamic code requires a whole burial. However, the rising cost of buying […]

Body
Yonja Ali: The Life of a Psychic Medium

The world of a psychic medium is intense and, to those of us on the outside, insane. Apparently gifted with paranormal senses, psychics serve as a link between the dead and the living, carrying messages from our deceased relatives and other guides, while their magical hands appear to detect and cure illness. Their intuition and […]

Body
All welcome at this year’s Love & Light (Vegan Yoga) Festival

This one-day festival in Dartford is billed as a “day of wellness for all the family”. Organised by yoga teacher and psychotherapist Leyla Ramadan (aka House of Leyla), it aims to “feed your soul” and returns “bigger than before”. The varied programme allows guests to participate in unlimited yoga classes for all ages and abilities, […]

Community
Şeker Bayramı – celebrating the end of Ramazan

Today marks the start of a three-day public holiday in Turkey and North Cyprus to celebrate the end of the 30-day fast of Ramazan. Several other Muslim countries will also follow suit, after the new crescent moon was observed in Mecca. The rest of the Muslim world will commence their own festivities, which is called […]

Community
All welcome to annual iftar dinner at Shacklewell Lane Mosque on 24 May

The UK Turkish Islamic Trust and Metropolitan Police Service invite you to break fast, or ‘iftar’ as Muslims would say, at the UK’s first Turkish-owned mosque in Dalston this Friday, 24 May. Shacklewell Lane Mosque will be opening its doors to its regular worshippers and other Muslims in the capital, and to those curious to […]

HP Wellbeing
Your essential guide to Ramazan and why it’s important to Muslims

Today millions of Muslims around the world have started to fast during daylight hours. This period of abstinence will last for one month. Known as Ramazan in Turkish, or Ramadan, this month is regarded as the holiest in the Muslim calendar as it is believed this was when the Ku’ran was first revealed to the […]

Art
Last week to enrol on Yunus Emre Institute’s Istanbul Art Trip

Do you fancy exploring one of the most magical cities in the world? The Yunus Emre Institute (YEI) is organising a six-day Istanbul visit in October, combining art workshops with trips to important historic and religious sites and museums, such as the Hagia Sophia, Topkapi Palace and Sultanahmet Mosque. YEI’s illumination (tezhip) course instructor Nagihan […]