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August Issue Out Now

August Issue Out Now

In emel's August issue we look at the power of the five pillars of Islam: faith, prayer, zakat, fasting and the pilgrimage. We also explore the Arabic language of the...

Review - Rice House of Kebab and Wrap

Review - Rice House of Kebab and Wrap

Review by Mohammad MirbashiriA few decades ago the number of Iranian...

The Transformative Power of the 5 Pillars

The Transformative Power of the 5 Pillars

When the angel Gabriel asked the Prophet, "Tell me about...

The Arabic Language and the Quran

The Qur’an is considered by Muslims as the revealed word of God. Yet written in Arabic, it is not in a language that...

Donations Doubled

Twice the aid and twice the impact—that’s what Islamic Relief supporters can look forward to this Ramadan through...

Dilwar Hussain - A Western expression of Islam

Just as there are Arab and African expressions of Muslim culture, there can also be British, European, and Western...

Imam Zaid Shakir - Where Wealth Accumulates

This Ramadan, be brave and make a difference. Imam Zaid Shakir explains why giving in charity is an act of great...

A Week in the Life of Roohi Hasan

Roohi never wanted a regular job, which is just as well, given the stresses involved working long shifts on a flagship...

Wise are the Beacons of Truth

Wise are the Beacons of Truth

While modern education is very results-orientated, Tam Hussein believes we need to study the Islamic traditions to...

Istanbul Conquest Part One

Istanbul Conquest Part One

“For anyone travelling within the Ottoman Empire, there would be...

Marriage - Love over Long Distance

Marriage - Love over Long Distance

Sobia was living in London when she met Nassir in Glasgow. Through...

10 Questions with Rahim Fazal

10 Questions with Rahim Fazal

At 21, Rahim Fazal was the youngest CEO ever to head a publicly...

Old Horse, New Design

Old Horse, New Design

Volvos have a reputation for reliability, comfort, and workmanship....

Sleepless in New York

Sleepless in New York

New York is quite possibly the most famous city in the world, and...

The Most Powerful Idea

The Most Powerful Idea

“The God-conscious have been put into a corner for so long, they...

Gifts that Give Back

Gifts that Give Back

Eid is a time for family, and the giving of gifts has been a...

The Best of Sisters

The Best of Sisters

Canadian sisters Rabia and Uzma were recently recognised for their...

In Service of the People - Dewan Shamsul Islam

In Service of the People - Dewan Shamsul Islam

Burning with a desire to ensure his brothers got the education he...

Celebrate in Style

Celebrate in Style

Eid is a time for celebration, and beautiful evening wear can add to...

The Homeless and Hungry in Ramadan

The Homeless and Hungry in Ramadan

Being a time of reflection and sacrifice, Ramadan seems the ideal...

Shelina Zahra Janmohamad - To laugh, or not to laugh

Shelina Zahra Janmohamad - To laugh, or not to laugh

Comedy and humour are great ways of enlightening a dour mood, which...

Cake Pops

Cake Pops

Cake pops, cakesicles or cake balls. Whatever you would like to call...

Aiming High

Aiming High

Dayyan Jaffar followed the advice of the Prophet to take up archery....

Eid Mubarak

Eid Mubarak

The emel team would like to wish all our readers a very warm and...