Tag: Muslim

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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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Hoş geldin Ramazan: London Ramadan 2020 prayer and iftar times

This weekend marks the start of the holiest month for Muslims worldwide. Ramadan, or Ramazan in Turkish, is the month when the Ku’ran was first revealed to the Prophet Muhammed. For the next thirty days, all healthy Muslims will fast during daylight hours. This means not eating or drinking anything from sunrise to sunset. Ramazan is […]

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Greece preventing Turkey from restoring Ottoman architecture, expert claims

The Greek government is preventing Turkey from restoring some 20,000 monuments in Greece dating back to the days of the Ottoman Empire, it has been claimed. Neval Konuk Halaçoğlu, a lecturer at Marmara University in Istanbul and an expert on Ottoman architecture in the Balkans, said Greece has “never allowed” Turkey to restore any of […]

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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 […]

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Ramazan has started: tips on how to fast safely
 

Yesterday was the first day of fasting for Muslims in Turkey and the Balkans. Today, the rest of the Muslim world joins them. The countries’ start dates vary by the way they follow the lunar calendar, with some waiting for their top Islamic clerics to see the crescent part of a new moon, which signals […]

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Top models Tülin Şahin and Halima Aden call for greater diversity

  Two supermodels appearing at the very first Dubai Modest Fashion Week used the opportunity to promote greater interaction and tolerance between diverse groups of people. Posing for photos and talking to media after the first two fashion shows last weekend, Turkish supermodel Tülin Şahin and American-Somali hijabi model Halima Aden said, “The world needs all […]

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Celebrating Kurban Bayramı / the Feast of Sacrifice
 

  Today, Muslims around the world celebrate Eid al-Adha, or Kurban Bayramı as we say in Turkish. It is an important religious holiday, which in Muslim-majority states such as Turkey will mean a public holiday that runs until 4 September. Eid al-Adha is a time when many will undertake a holy pilgrimage (hajj or ‘hac’ […]

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Religion, education and the law – your rights as Muslim parents and students

  T-VINE recently published an article about a landmark ruling in the European Court of Human Rights in the case of Osmanoglu and Kocabas v Switzerland (Application No 29086/12). This case concerns Muslim parents of Turkish heritage living in Switzerland who did not grant their daughters permission to attend mixed sex swimming lessons. These lessons […]