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Why You Should Be Decking the Halls For Ramadan?

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While Muslims in the US enthusiastically pull out their stored Rubbermaid tubs marked “Ramadan/Eid,” packed with strings of paper lanterns, electric lights and glass ornaments bought, others find this “new” tradition to be a questionable innovation or another capitalist trapping. It may seem that converted Muslims have simply transferred their old traditions and newly immigrated Muslims have copied their neighbors’ read more

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S.H.M. JAMEEL – AN INTELLECTUAL OF OUR TIMES – By Ali Azeez

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          The sudden demise of Al-Haj Shahul Hameed Muhammad Jameel on 27th April 2015 was a great loss to the community and to myself personally. He led a well accomplished and illustrious life. His contributions as an eminent educationist, administrator, scholar, orator, researcher, archivist, writer, author, publisher et al will be remembered for a long time read more

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First Islamic Heritage Museum opened for public in Sri Lanka

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According to the direction of Ministry of Cultural Affairs and Archaeology Department this four storey building was constructed at the cost of  several million rupees. This museum was opened by former deputy minister and the Batticaloa district parliamentarian M.L.A.M.Hizbullaha. This museum clearly briefs the historical, religious, political, business and rituals of Muslim people thousands of years ago in Sri Lanka. read more

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Gardening: An Islamic Philosophical Architecture – By Klaudia Khan

El Azhar Park in Cairo, Egypt, is one of the modern examples of Islamic Charbagh.

If heaven, the ultimate reward that we are striving for, is described as “gardens underneath which rivers flow”, then what places on Earth could give us better foretaste of Paradise than gardens? Gardens, and specifically traditional Islamic gardens, are the reflections of heaven on Earth. But they are also much more: they are the places where our minds can rest read more

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Fezzes and Surattu Toppis

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Headdresses of the Muslims of Old By Asiff Hussein Surattu Toppi The ordinary headgear of the Muslims of Sri Lanka in the olden days was a white skullcap. However the head-dress usually worn by the more affluent Muslims was an altogether different type of head-gear. It was a costly multi-coloured, truncated conical brimless hat or cap made of straw or read more

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Weights and measures in ancient and medieval Sri Lanka

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Information on the weights and measures used in ancient and medieval Sri Lanka are found in Abhidhanappadipika, Navanamavaliya and the stone inscriptions. Nagalavava village in Sigiriya-Dambulla region, surveyed in the 1990s, was using measures that could be traced back to earlier times. Its system of measuring grain and medicine was common to other purana settlements and also certain urban areas. read more

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Japanese Muslim brings life to Arabic calligraphy

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Fuad Koichi Honda, a native of Japan, is known round the world as one of the world’s top contemporary Arabic calligraphers. His works show a level of artistic perfection that has taken him decades to achieve. He has won many awards for his work, including the International Arabic Calligraphy Contest. His most famous works of calligraphic art use passages from read more

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