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Watch 360 Viewing Angle of The Hajj


1. You can walk between people who are making Tawaf! 2. See how people get Zamzam Water! 3. Watch People Make Sa’yi (The walk between Safa and Marwa) 4. See how the constructions are going from every angle! Watch The Video! Walk with Al Jazeera’s Basma Atassi in Mecca, as she takes you on a…

Can this be Islamic Netflix? You decide!


As Muslims around the world prepare to celebrate Eid, the end of the holy month of Ramadan, many are concerned that Islam is too often associated with negative images on TV and online. A new on demand TV service called Alchemiya is launching in the UK hoping to change perceptions and misconceptions of Islam. Alchemiya…

The oldest Quranic manuscripts found – Allahu Akbar


Fragments of the Quran held by the UK’s Birmingham University have been found to be among the oldest in the world. Following radiocarbon analysis by the University of Oxford, the manuscripts, written on parchments, have been dated to from between AD 568 and 645, with 95 percent accuracy. The results place the papers close to…

Top 8 Lessons We can Learn from The Hijrah – Islamic New Year!


The beginning of a new Hijri year is a prime occasion to ponder the lessons to be learnt from the migration. The day of the Prophet’s migration was so significant that it was chosen to mark the first day in the Islamic calendar. This day took precedence over other great days in the history of…