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7 Reasons why every Muslim should visit Bosnia

In #OwnYourNarrative, Bosnia, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

What do you think of when you hear the word ‘Bosnia’? It’s not as often listed as a tourist hotspot or bucket-list destination. Bosnia is a true hidden gem with its beautiful mountain scenery, warm hospitality, and excellent value for money. For Muslim travellers, …

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Ottoman Islamic history in Bosnia

In #OwnYourNarrative, Itinerary, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

Ottoman Islamic history in Bosnia If you’re a history buff or culture vulture, you probably already know that you’ll find centuries’ worth of well-preserved Ottoman Islamic history in Bosnia. Only 10 years after Sultan Mehmet al Fatih conquered Constantinople (Istanbul), he entered Bosnia Herzegovina …

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Ramadan in Al Quds (Jerusalem)

In Community, Muslim heritage by Hilal F

This article was first published in May 2020. Perceive the signs and feel the blessings… “It’s Ramadan, the last ten days. Let me experience this holy place and let me explore its sacred significance.” As I looked at an online flyer, that thought immediately …

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🎙️ Final Episode: Travelling through Andalucia

In #OwnYourNarrative, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

Podcast Episode #6, A Better Way to Travel If you’ve been to Spain, did you travel through Andalucia and connect with the local Muslim community? Did you explore the Alhambra and find out why this palace is so special – apart from its beautiful …

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🎙️Beyond Safari: How to visit Kenya

In #OwnYourNarrative, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

Beyond Safari: How to visit Kenya Podcast Episode #5, A Better Way to Travel  What comes to mind when you think of Kenya? Close your eyes and visualize it; what do you see?         *now scroll down*           …

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🎙️ What you didn’t know about Istanbul

In #OwnYourNarrative, Muslim heritage, Turkey by Soumaya

What you didn’t know about Istanbul Podcast Episode #4 What does an architect, a mosque and a shisha pipe have in common?   Okay, let me rephrase the question.   What would you do if you saw a man smoking shisha inside the mosque? …

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5 facts you didn’t know about Stari Most

In #OwnYourNarrative, Bosnia, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

You’ve seen the photos, and if you’re lucky, maybe you’ve visited the iconic Stari Most in Mostar. If visiting Mostar hasn’t made your bucket list yet, find out why it should, starting with this iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site, Stari Most. Widely considered one …

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🎙️ Being Muslim in Barbados

In #OwnYourNarrative, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

Being Muslim in Barbados Podcast Episode #1, A Better Way to Travel  What’s it like being Muslim in Barbados?   If you’ve ever wanted to make a trip to the Caribbean, we’re now hosting trips to Barbados in partnership with Barbados Halal Experience. You’ll …

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It’s time to update the world map

In #OwnYourNarrative, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

Actually, it’s long overdue.   Think back to your high school Geography classes, where you probably had a map of the world stuck to the wall. Maybe, like me, you gazed longingly at the map, wishfully thinking of the adventures you would like to …

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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 …