Ramadan Mubarak 2018/1439

Ramadan starts today for all Muslims around the world. In the UK the days will be quite long and warm so I hope everyone who is fasting will take care and look after themselves as well as keeping an eye on others. I pray that this month is made easy for us and that we all make the most of these blessed days to break bad habits, create new ones, and seek and give forgiveness, charity and peace. Ramadan Mubarak.

V&A: Islamic Middle East

The Victoria and Albert Museum in London has some really interesting exhibits, showcasing pieces from all around the world. One of the collections I always stop to admire when I visit is the Islamic Middle East which consists of some really beautiful pieces from as far back as the 7th century.

Some of my favourite and I think most impressive pieces on show are the Ardabil carpet which is one of the largest and finest in existence made in 1540, the second largest Qu’ran in the world from the 14th century and the pretty turquoise coloured tiles from 1358. I love the use of detailed geometric patterns and writings to embellish everyday objects that were placed in homes and places of worship.

My photos don’t do justice to how intricate and colourful some of these artifacts are but if you’re ever in London I would definitely recommend a visit.

Eid-ul-Adha 2015/1436: Eid Mubarak

Quranic verse

Eid Mubarak everyone. Taqabbal Allahu Minna Wa Minkum (May Allah accept it from you and us).

Happy Eid to all to Muslims around the world who are celebrating Eid-al-Adha. I pray that all muslims find some happiness and peace whether they are migrating from a war torn country in the Middle East or have struggles that are found in our daily lives. I hope that a blessed, calmer time is ahead for all of us.

Eid Mubarak 2014/1435

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Today is Eid-al-Fitr so I’d like to wish a happy Eid to everyone who is celebrating the end of Ramadan. I hope you all have a great day with family and friends and enjoy the delicious food. I also pray that people around the world who are in any difficulties are relieved of them soon