Tag: Erkin Guney

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4 things I love about Shacklewell Lane Mosque

My name may not give it away, but I am in fact, a practicing Muslim. I accepted Islam in early 2018, and since then, I have visited mosques all over London. Plenty of these spaces are full of beauty, warmth and spiritual calm, but one of these in particular stands out. Shacklewell Lane Mosque, also […]

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Community gets behind mosque’s urgent appeal for a new funeral ambulance

Two weeks ago, Erkin Guney, the chairman of the UK Turkish Islamic Trust (UKTIT), recorded a desperate plea for help. Overwhelmed by the growing number of deaths in the British Turkish Cypriot community, the UKTIT faced multiple shortages, including mortuary space, which Hackney Council has helped the mosque to overcome. Less easy to fix has […]

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Coronavirus claims its first two victims from the British Turkish community

A 92-year-old Turkish Cypriot woman receiving treatment at Farnborough Hospital and a 55-year-old Turkish man in North Middlesex Hospital have died after contracting the coronavirus (COVID-19). Both had underlying medical conditions. Mother-of-five Elmaziye Kanlı had been ill for some time. Originally from Mağusa / Famagusta, she passed away in hospital on Tuesday, 17 March, a […]

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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 […]

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Why it’s only a matter of time before all mosques follow Masjid Ramadan’s lead and accept Bitcoin

Britain’s first Turkish-owned mosque made history this week becoming one of the first UK Islamic institutions to accept donations in Bitcoin – a digital or cryptocurrency operating independently from central banks. The East London-based Masjid Ramadan, also known as Shacklewell Lane Mosque, “has embarked on a new venture, which is to take the Bitcoin as an […]

Festivals
Shacklewell Lane Ramadan Mosque to host the first Golden Egg Love Fest

Later this month, the UK’s first Turkish-owned mosque will be busy turning Britons’ perceptions of mosques on its head. Shacklewell Lane Ramadan Mosque in Dalston, East London, has teamed up with PranaMotion to deliver an interactive multi-faith festival of music, dance, eclectic prayer and storytelling to celebrate diversity and unity. The Golden Egg Love Fest […]