Ramadan in Muslim Europe

“Look! It’s Dino Merlin,” whispers the man beside me. A well groomed white man in his early 50s wanders into Sarajevo’s Gazi Huzrev Beg Mosque courtyard and half sits, half leans against a large stone block. He is wearing stylish sunglasses and regatta-chic clothes. Nobody bats an eyelid. People are too busy listening to the quranic …

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Travel, in the ‘true’ spirit of Ramadan

Ramadan. A time for reflection. A time for meditation, and for many of us, a time to carefully consider our daily lives; how does our conduct affect others? Are our transactions pure? What is our relationship with God? Are we fulfilling our duties as Khalifa (caretaker) on earth ... ? In a year when sustainable …

11 reasons why every Muslim should travel

As a Travel Writer I’ve come to see travel as much more than just the opportunity to get away from the mundane. My Muslim heritage has taught me that travel is actually an education with the potential to transform us at a deep and spiritual level, if we allow it to do so. It's why travel is actively …