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How to gain the rewards of Dhul Hijjah without performing Hajj

In Faith by Halal Travel Guide Team

  The month of pilgrimage has arrived, but the vast majority of us (unless you’re one of the very lucky few) will not be performing Hajj this year. Even umrah looks unlikely for the time being, while the world continues to grapple with the …

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This Pocket Sejadah makes it easier for you to pray in a Covid-19 world

In Faith, Sponsored, Travel post Covid-19 by Halal Travel Guide Team

This article was brought to you by TAKVA.   Finally, travel restrictions are beginning to ease and we can begin to spend more time outdoors in the ‘New Normal’ world. Granted, it looks different to what we’re used to, and extra caution will be …

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In pictures: mosques reopen under Covid-19 restrictions

In Faith, Travel post Covid-19 by Halal Travel Guide Team

It’s been over 3 months now since the World Health Organisation declared the coronavirus a global pandemic. For many of us, that means we haven’t seen the inside of a mosque – let alone had the opportunity to pray inside one – for a …

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Ramadan in the Caribbean

In #OwnYourNarrative, Faith, Muslim heritage by Suleiman Bulbulia

Very soon, Muslims across the Caribbean will scan the skies in search of the crescent moon. The appearance of the ‘new’ moon will usher in the blessed month of Ramadan. On the white sandy beaches in Barbados and several other Caribbean islands, from Grenada …

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Five must-read journals by legendary Muslim travellers

In #OwnYourNarrative, Faith, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

“Have they not travelled over the land so that they may have hearts by which they may apply reason, or ears by which they may hear?” Surah al Hajj (The Pilgrimage), Quran 22: 46   Muhammad Asad, Evliya Celebi, Ibn Fadlan, Ibn Battuta, Ibn …

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Islam in Cape Town: a road trip

In #OwnYourNarrative, Faith, Itinerary by Salman Shamsuddin

Unspoilt      natural      beauty Three words which, to me, describe Cape Town perfectly.  I have never before visited a destination which has the perfect balance between being a thriving metropolitan city with a hiking-friendly mountain range, that is fringed by a …

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In Search of a Nabi – The Tomb of Nabi Ayyub

In Faith, Muslim heritage by Abu Ayyub

Join Abu Ayyub, travel writer and photographer, on his journey to visit what is believed to be the resting place of Nabi Ayyub (alayhi salaam), also known as Prophet Job in the Bible. Tucked away deep in the Qamar Mountains, one can easily miss …