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What happens to your body during a fast?

What happens to your body during a fast?

Dr Noreen A. Kassem discusses what happens to your body during a fast    The Science Part During a fast, your body generates its own energy by...

Ramadan Recipe Ideas - Cook One, Freeze One

Ramadan Recipe Ideas - Cook One, Freeze One

Save effort and time by preparing twice as much food – some...

Zakat - The 8 Recipients

Zakat - The 8 Recipients

Ramadan is the traditional time for giving zakat, but who does your...

Seeds of Change

The majority of investors might find the words ‘profitable’ and ‘Africa’ oxymoronic. Yet...

Good Life Express, Episode 17: 250 years of Kew Gardens

Episode 17: 250 years of Kew...

Repentance a bountiful blessing

Imam Suhaib Webb reflects on...

Ramadan Moon

Author: Na’ima B Robert Illustrator: Shirin Adl Review by Mariam MahirThis beautifully illustrated children&...

Graduating Together

Marzyeh was young, free and ‘highly obnoxious’ but Eric was not even deterred by her famous ‘Speech’. They...

Ramadan in the  Age of Convenience

Ramadan in the Age of Convenience

I went to the 33rd Dimbleby Lecture at St. James’ Palace to listen to HRH The Prince of Wales. The lecture,...

From Here to Timbuktu

From Here to Timbuktu

Imam Zaid Shakir tells Remona Aly about his moving journey and...

Less is More

Less is More

It’s back to basics for Fazeel Ashraf as he gets behind the...

Video> Ramadan Around the World

Video> Ramadan Around the World

A beautiful multi-media slide show of images of Ramadan around the...

Fit for Fasting

Fit for Fasting

The long summer days during Ramadan mean that we should all ensure a...

Kani Torun

Kani Torun

Dr. Kani Torun is CEO of Doctors Worldwide, an international charity...

The Freedom to Dress

The Freedom to Dress

Current introspection among some French politicians over banning the...

Spiritual Retreats

Spiritual Retreats

Shy away from the same old touristy holiday destinations and give...

Faithful Friends

Faithful Friends

Faith can be a catalyst to interact with each other and the wider...

Rihla to Madinah and Makkah

Rihla to Madinah and Makkah

Journey of enlightenment Words & photography Noreen Ayesha...

Fi Sabi-Lillah

Fi Sabi-Lillah

This means ‘in the path of God’ and pertains to anyone...

Dinnerware: Dress to Impress

Dinnerware: Dress to Impress

Add flair to your iftar table by dressing it in the finest...

Weaving Dreams

Weaving Dreams

Zolaykha Sherzad has made a life-changing career move, from...

Interior Notes

Interior Notes

1. Shady KitschDanish interior company Rice is the hotchpotch...

Honey & Mustard Roast Chicken

Honey & Mustard Roast Chicken

Honey & Mustard Roast Chicken with Seasonal Vegetables ...

Alqueria de Rosales, Spain

Alqueria de Rosales, Spain

A Calm Haven Words Remona AlyLocated high up in the Andalusian...

Idolising Islam

Idolising Islam

Do you want to be the next Islamic Idol? An Egyptian TV programme...

Garden Notes

Garden Notes

1. Mediterranean GardenMake your own pasta sauce from greens in your...

Masakeen

Masakeen

Translated as ‘the destitute’, these are people who do...

Case Study - My Plan for Ramadan

Case Study - My Plan for Ramadan

Musa Karim, 45, Leicester  This Ramadan, fasting will be a...

Mu`Allaf

Mu`Allaf

Zakat can be used to attract the hearts of those who have inclined...

To Fast or not to Fast

To Fast or not to Fast

“Ramadan is the (month) in which was sent down the Qur’...

Riqab

Riqab

The riqab are people in bondage or slavery. Zakat can be used to buy...

Ibn As-Sabil

Ibn As-Sabil

Traditionally, the wayfarers are travellers stranded in a foreign...

Gharimun

Gharimun

These are the debtors, people burdened by debts because of personal...

Apple Strudel

Apple Strudel

Serves 4Ingredients680g eating apples, peeled, cored and chopped&...

`Amil Zakah

`Amil Zakah

These are the alms collectors, people who the authority employs to...

Fuqaraa

Fuqaraa

Translated as the ‘poor’ or ‘needy’, these...

Tarim, Yemen

Tarim, Yemen

A Blessed LandWords and photography by Shaida ChoudhuryThe city of...

Your Health Q&A

Your Health Q&A

Q. I have seen the news headlines talking about swine flu, but what...

Lamb Seekh Kebabs

Lamb Seekh Kebabs

Serves 10Ingredients1kg lamb mince2 tsp fresh pounded garlic3 tsp...

Salmon En Croute

Salmon En Croute

Serves 4Ingredients500g short crust pastry1kg side of salmon,...

Traffic Light Soups

Traffic Light Soups

Carrot & Coriander  Serves 4    Ingredients1...

Vegetable Samosas

Vegetable Samosas

Ingredients1 potato½ cup green peas2 tbsp oil1 tsp cumin&...

Tech Notes - August 2009

Tech Notes - August 2009

The Sony Ericsson W705  While most Sony Ericsson phones have an...

From Poverty to Power

From Poverty to Power

Author: Duncan GreenReview by Nicholas PiachaudWhen we talk about...

Launch of Ethical Guidelines Organised by Muslim Christian Forum

Launch of Ethical Guidelines Organised by Muslim Christian Forum

Review by Somaiya Khan-PiachaudLaunched by the Archbishop of...

Guanabana

Guanabana

85 Kentish Town Road, CamdenLondon NW1 Review by Myriam...

Revelations: Muslim School

Revelations: Muslim School

Documentary Channel 4Review by Myriam Francois-Cerrah The...

Occupation

Occupation

Occupation BBC OneReview by Rehan MalikIn storytelling there are...

Middle England

Middle England

I was driven over to Suffolk, a small, pretty town in the South East...

Amor in Andalusia

Amor in Andalusia

So here I am in Granada, Spain on vacation, the centre of what was...

Nappies No More

Nappies No More

I never thought I would miss nappies. I remember the elation I felt...

Watch this Face - Bilal Hassam

Watch this Face - Bilal Hassam

Bilal Hassam, final year medic at Nottingham University, may have...