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Al-Andalus

Murat Yukseldi Maria Rosa Menocal (2002) argues that Al-Andalus (711–1492) was a “utopian-like” society in which Jews and Muslims lived side by side in peace...

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

Mewlana Celaluddin-i Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world. He has been described as the most popular poet ever...

Book Review: Jesus & Muhammad: Commonalities of Two Great Religions

Lawrence Brazier Jesus & Muhammad: Commonalities of Two Great Religions by Daniel Hummel Tughra Books   A pleasing coincidence of mutual thought has occurred because some years ago your...

Let’s Take a Coffee Break

Asli Ceren Tahan Coffee is the second most common beverage in the world after water and the second most widely used product after oil. Some...

Diyaspora’daki Kültür Lokalleri

Engin Sezen, The Circle Diyaspora'daki Türklerin önemli sorunlarından biri, kültürel ve sanatsal gereksinimlerini karşılayabilecekleri ortamların yetersizliği! Siyaset ve dini tartışmaların dışına çıkıp, kültür ve sanat...

Joseph: Islamic and Christian Teachings from the “Best of Stories”

Suleyman Cifci Joseph is one of the most important, revered figures in both Islam and Christianity. What lessons can be learned from the Qur’anic and...

Tea in Turkish Culture

Isa E. Hafalir Some sources mention that Turks traded and consumed tea as early as 400 BC, but tea only became commonplace in Turkey after...

What is the millennial Muslim traveller like?

Hamda Muhumud Compared to non-Muslim millennials, young Muslim travelers differ in some ways. The greatest differences come from the fact that young Muslims wish to follow the...

Visiting Istanbul and revisiting the Ottoman Empire

Aliya Azam On 25th March I visited Istanbul for the first time and was overwhelmed with the beauty of this city. I was taking a group...

A Barbaric Cultural Practice

Laura Morlock Many argue that it’s just a cultural practice. That it has nothing to do with religion, at least not anymore, even if God’s...