Category: Soul

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Female-led Sufi Whirling workshops in Brighton in February and March

Whether for reasons of spirituality or as release from the everyday stresses of life, the practice of Sufi whirling continues to grow in appeal – and not just among Muslims. This devotional dance is an integral part of Sufism – an inclusive, mystical Islamic belief and practice where adherents seek the truth about divine love […]

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A healthy Ramazan: tips from Buckinghamshire GP, Dr Salman Waqar

As we enter the holy month of Ramazan, it’s a chance to reflect on our lives and make positive changes for the year ahead. Dr Salman Waqar, is a GP and President of BIMA (British Islamic Medical Association). Religion is an essential part of his life and he shares advice for a healthier Ramadan (or […]

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Whirling Dervishes: Mevlevi Sema ceremony to tour London, Cambridge and Oxford

Watching whirling dervishes perform their devotional dance, a Sema ceremony, is always a moving experience. This centuries-old spiritual ritual unites the mind, heart, and body through the universal language of music and movement. Later this month, audiences will get the chance to watch the Istanbul Sufi Ceremonies Ensemble, who will be taking to the stage […]

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Ramazan is a time for spiritual reflection and reawakening

The holiest month of the Islamic calendar is upon us, with Muslims around the world fasting for a month as part of their personal reflection and devotion to God. Fasting is one of the five pillars of Islam. For the next thirty days, all healthy Muslims will fast during daylight hours, refraining from eating or […]

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London: Cyprus Islamic Association to run 1-day introductory course on Islam

Popular British Turkish Cypriot cleric Cyprus Islamic Association co-founder Hussain Hashim Hoca is running an introductory course on Islam at Shacklewell Lane Mosque, East London, later this month. Titled “An Invitation To Think”, the free one-day course is open to anyone who is “curious and eager to learn… irrespective of their faith, ethnicity or cultural […]

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Four day Kurban Bayramı starts on Tuesday

Tuesday marks the start of Kurban Bayramı, also known as Eid al-Adha and the Feast of Sacrifice. It is one of two important religious holidays in Islam, the other being Ramazan Bayramı after the month-long fast. In Muslim-majority states such as Turkey, the Turkish Republic of North Cyprus, Pakistan and Azerbaijan, Kurban Bayramı is a […]