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Ramadan Lives

Ramadan Lives

Ramadan touches the lives of hundreds of millions of Muslims around the globe, uniting all races and backgrounds. Here in the UK nearly two million people have their...

Ramadan in the Classroom

Ramadan in the Classroom

Having left school some fourteen years ago, Saiqa Aslam finds out...

My Favourite Qur’an Translation

My Favourite Qur’an Translation

Since the earliest times Muslim scholars have always emphasised that...

A New Expression

Welcome to the second issue of emel. Issue one has been so well received, as our letters page will show you, yet we...

The Seed of Blessing: The Black Seed

“hold onto the use of the black seed for in it is healing for all illnesses except death.” Sahih Bukhari...

Over consumption

 A Bottomless Pit or Scraping the Barrel? As you are reading this, how many lights do you have on? How many miles...

Zakat- How to maximise your giving

The Prophet Muhammed said: ‘Pay zakat out of your property, for truly it is a purifier which purifies you, and...

Diary of a young mother

The younger child, who is just coming up to her second birthday, is going through a phase known as the terrible twos....

Face to Faith- Anwar Featherstone

Face to Faith- Anwar Featherstone

 Why would a young Christian man decide to embrace Islam? Anwar Featherstone talks to Faaria Ahmad about how his...

On the Wards

On the Wards

Since emerging as a profession in the late 19th century, nursing has...

Dr Zaki

Dr Zaki

The unofficial Mufti of Britain has long been an irrepressible...

Good Morning Ramadan!

Good Morning Ramadan!

First initiated in the Leeds/Bradford area in 1995-6, Radio Ramadan...

Safe Harbours

Safe Harbours

Asylum is a burning issue within UK society. Whether in the...

The Flowering of the Desert

The Flowering of the Desert

Islamic artists developed traditions inherited from the near and...

Quit tobacco for Ramadan

Quit tobacco for Ramadan

 With its emphasis upon self-discipline and abstinence, Ramadan...

Table Talk with John Esposito

Table Talk with John Esposito

 John Esposito sees himself as a civilisational bridge builder....

Muslim Marriage- Imad & Sonwara

Muslim Marriage- Imad & Sonwara

SONWARA We were looking our best in our paintballing suits when...

Iftar ideas....

Iftar ideas....

Sweet VermicelliA traditional flavoursome dish with almonds and...

Destination China

Destination China

Yasmine Chaudhry explores the little-known Islamic heritage and...

Seek in Silk

Seek in Silk

 Silk has always been regarded as the most luxurious of textile...

A week in the life of... Iman Achara

A week in the life of... Iman Achara

Iman Achara, in conversation here with emel reporter Anfal Saqib, is...

Go Digital

Go Digital

Why a digital camera? Remember only a few years ago, when APS...

Kith & Kin

Kith & Kin

Maqsoon Bhatti I arrived in the UK in 1966 following the end of...

Reviews

Reviews

BooksBrick Lane by Monica AliSet across two continents and...

The School of Hard Knocks

The School of Hard Knocks

By virtue of the fact that he is five years old, Habib insisted that...

Totally Tulips

Totally Tulips

 Understandably, the prominence of tulips within Islamic...

Inspired by Islam

Inspired by Islam

The 'warraqeen' produced work at such a scale that now they are...