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  • Feature With his mother out of town and the 100 liras she left him and his grandfather, Adem Kaya, 21, was scrolling through his phone, searching the web for the best rated kebab for iftar.

A never-ending Ramadan story As the gap between elder and younger generations keep growing, conversations unique to Ramadan keep emerging. Witnessing their grandchildren experience Ramadan spirit in a lighter mood, devoted grandparents voice discontent, if not criticism, with the new generation of social media-savvy youth More
  • Feature What will happen next week in British Parliament is still unclear. Will there be a forced vote of confidence? A forced vote of no confidence? Perhaps a scrambling for a coalition – unlikely... Disregard for human rights cannot be election promise What will happen next week in British Parliament is still unclear. Will there be a forced vote of confidence? A forced vote of no confidence? Perhaps a scrambling for a coalition... More
  • Feature If you have never experienced Ramadan in Istanbul, this year you must take your time to visit Istanbul. During the holy month of Ramadan, which is welcomed enthusiastically in the Islamic world,... Feel the Ramadan spirit in Istanbul's Eyüp Setting out on a quest to visit the best places in Istanbul this Ramadan, this week, I paid a visit to the Eyüp district where you can feel the spirit of Ramadan in your bones More
  • Feature As the verses of the Quran were revealed, special scribes wrote them down on whatever they found – fabric, palm fronds, bones and skin – on orders from Prophet Muhammad. The companions... The words of Prophet Muhammad from oral tradition to written form There are those among today's Muslims who do not accept the words that are said to belong to Prophet Muhammad and say they cannot be trusted because they were written down many years later. However, there's evidence that suggest the words of the prophet began to be written down in the same period as the verses of the Quran More
  • Feature The terror that recently struck Manchester and London calls for more attention to address the ever-growing cancer of terrorism spreading around the world. What is so chilling about the terrorist... Daesh terrorizing civilization Spreading around the world like an epidemic, Daesh's recent attacks wereperpetrated with a sick mentality of horror aimed at destroying all of civilization More
  • Feature Ramadan is the time that Muslims all over the world cherish all the things that they have been blessed with. Through fasting, a Muslim tames their physical appetites, subduing greed and lust and... Baklava Procession: Sweet Ottoman Ramadan tradition revived Considered a time for reawakening the spirit, the month of Ramadan is also a time of nostalgia in which memories come flooding back with important rituals. The Baklava Procession, once an important part of Ramadan in Istanbul, is now being revived for old times' sake by the Fatih Municipality More
  • Feature As a young senior student at Tabudirira Primary School hits a huge piece of metal dangling from a tree that serves as a bell, ringing fills the air of the school yard, sending about 300 children,... Learning is key in Zimbabwe's makeshift schools Despite the many hardships and obstacles they face in daily life, Zimbabwean children head to their makeshift schools every day to continue their education. Although conditions remain more the challenging, the unwavering people of Zimbabwe spare most of their income to the education of their children More
  • Feature Even if you are not a nature lover, I am pretty sure that everyone would enjoy a good picnic in nice weather or a casual stroll down the coastline, relaxing and taking in the scent of the... Dreaming of a better planet for the future Today is a good day to remember that we are all children of nature and there is no other planet (at least not yet) to live on besides planet Earth. So, as we celebrate World Environment Day, we should make time to return to nature whether in our gardens or at our favorite parks More
  • Feature Ramadan is a once-a-year opportunity to devote oneself to all that is altruistic. In addition to not eating and drinking, Ramadan encourages Muslims to be more considerate to others, taking into... Random Ramadan Thoughts Once again Ramadan is here. The long days (17 hours) of not eating or drinking means that one's life invariably turns upside down. The short nights become a time of fervid mental activity and the long days become times when thoughts jump from one random idea to another. Ramadan is a time when we take stock of our personal life and also consider the positive and negative aspects of the environment in which we live More
  • Feature It is rumored that Prophet Muhammad appeared in a dream to Ottoman Sultan Selim II and pointed to Edirne to build the Selimiye Mosque; thus, Selim ordered the structure to be built in Kavak... Architectural and spiritual symbols of Mimar Sinan's masterpiece Selimiye Mosque, a masterpiece of Mimar Sinan's mastery period as well as Ottaman-Islamic civilization, is admired for new meanings attributed to its structure and its architecture More
  • Feature The journey of the Quran, which began to be revealed to Prophet Muhammad during the month of Ramadan in 610, in its original form to the present day is a characteristic that none of the previous... History of the compilation of Quran The companions of Prophet Muhammad served in transferring the Islamic holy book to future generations. The Quran was compiled into a book in the time of the first caliph, Abu Bakr More
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