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Looking Back - On the Canal: From Umar to Osama

Looking Back - On the Canal: From Umar to Osama

Tam Hussein relates how the Suez Canal did more than just connect two seas; it created a path for the US to enter the Middle...

Diary of a Travelling Imam - Istanbul Conquest Part Two

Diary of a Travelling Imam - Istanbul Conquest Part Two

“I found the inscriptions in the mosque to be a distraction. I am...

Istanbul Conquest Part One

Istanbul Conquest Part One

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

Romance in Paris

Romance in Paris

Diary of a Travelling...

Diary of a Travelling Imam - With Friends Like These

Diary of a Travelling Imam - With Friends Like These

I was a guest at the University of Ireland in Galway. I was debating a rightwing neo-con who was bordering on neurosis...

Looking Back - The Lost Tribe of Shabbaz

Looking Back - The Lost Tribe of Shabbaz

Tam Hussein looks at how the three million Muslim slaves of the Atlantic slave trade contributed to West African culture.   Obama’s election was perceived to come ...

Diary of a Travelling Imam - Viking Hospitality

Diary of a Travelling Imam - Viking Hospitality

I was invited to Norway for meetings and discussions with the Muslim...

Diary of a travelling Imam - Hope Amongst Despair

Diary of a travelling Imam - Hope Amongst Despair

I was in two minds about going to Pakistan. Islamic Relief had made...

Foodie At Heart

Foodie At Heart

Eid al-Adha, which marks the end of Hajj, was to fall in November...

Diary of a Travelling Imam - Fussing in Fes

Diary of a Travelling Imam - Fussing in Fes

We arrived at the port of Tangier in Morocco on a family holiday....

Diary of an In-law - Forbidden Fruit

Diary of an In-law - Forbidden Fruit

Ancient cultural tradition in many a South-Asian family suggests...

Trouble in Europe

Trouble in Europe

I was on my way to northern Europe and decided to go by train. It...

Diary of an In-law - Boundaries

Diary of an In-law - Boundaries

Dada, my father in law’s father, is one of a kind. He acts on...

Diary of an Expat - Festive Ramadan

Diary of an Expat - Festive Ramadan

It was an experience that I had often envisaged. Imagine, day...