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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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🎙️ Sarajevo, the ‘Jerusalem of Europe’

In #OwnYourNarrative by Soumaya

Podcast Episode #2 & 3, A Better Way to Travel  Only 10 years after Sultan Mehmet al Fatih conquered Constantinople (Istanbul), he entered Bosnia Herzegovina and established Ottoman rule. The capital city, Sarajevo, was one of the most prosperous cities in the Ottoman Empire. …

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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 …

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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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A brief Islamic history of plagues in light of Coronavirus

In #OwnYourNarrative, Muslim heritage, Travel post Covid-19 by Soumaya

Photo: amooorah93/Instagram Wherever you are in the world right now, there’s a high probability that you have seen the 24/7 news headlines about the novel coronavirus, AKA Covid-19. At the time of writing, 182 countries and territories have been infected with coronavirus. On 11th …

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Ottoman Islamic history in Bosnia

In #OwnYourNarrative, Itinerary, Muslim heritage by Soumaya

Ottoman Islamic history in Bosnia Did you know that you can 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 and established Ottoman rule. Today Bosnia is …