Food for Thought

Gazi Husrev-Beg Mosque

The city of Sarajevo in Bosnia and Herzegovina was once part of the Ottoman Empire. Remnants of the Empire can be seen within the architecture of the impressive mosques in ...

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Issue 23 - Racism Us and Them

Racism Us and Them

The issue of race, or more accurately racist behaviour, never seems to be far from the limelight. Be it an A-list actor making a gaffe with the term ‘coloured’, or ...

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Issue 22 - Stigma

The Stigma of Disability

Often, people who have a disability are stuck with a stigma. So, what is meant by ‘stigma’? In medical terms it means a mark being attached to a person’s reputation ...

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driving in the rain along Nose Hill Drive, traffic stopped at a red light.

The Little Girl

  “My sin burdened me heavily. But when I measured it against Your Grace, O Lord, Your forgiveness came out greater.” – Imam Shafi’i THE LITTLE GIRL One rainy afternoon ...

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Issue 20 - CSE

Protect and Respect

Sexual exploitation can happen to any young person regardless of where they live, how old they are, their sex or ethnic background. It is, to a great extent, a hidden ...

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Issue 19 - Sacred Art

True to Life? Art Exhibition

  An exhibition of incredible contemporary photographs by internationally-acclaimed artists from the Middle East opens at Birmingham Museum & Art Gallery on 7th June 2014. ‘True to Life? New Photography ...

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Issue 18 - Jesus (AS) - with Pope Francis at the Vatican

Jesus (AS) The Homeless Man

  Canadian artist Timothy Schmalz’s life-sized bronze sculpture depicting Jesus (AS) as a homeless man lying on a park bench has found a home at the Vatican. Schmalz, based in ...

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Issue 16 - Food for teh Soul

The Other Doors

The Prophet (peace and blessings of Allāh be upon him) used to seek refuge in Allah (glorified and exalted be He) from laziness: “O Allah, I take refuge in You from anxiety and sorrow, ...

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Issue 14 - NDCS - Face Me


Look, Smile, Chat – it’s so simple!   Are there any deaf students in your school? Have you ever chatted with them? Do they wear hearing aids or use sign ...

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Women, know YOUR Place!

  I’m sure many women have been told exactly where “their place” is, be it the kitchen, the mother-in-law’s or just indoors altogether and silent at the same time. Okay ...

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Issue 13 - Deed of the Month 1

Keep the Peace!

  “And walk not on the earth with conceit and arrogance” (Qur’an 17: 37). A powerful message to all of humanity from Allah (SWT), yet there are many of us ...

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Getting Smashed

  I went with my mum to A&E a few nights ago. In the waiting room I saw an assortment of people with their problems, some with babies coughing and ...

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Issue 13 - Food for the Soul 1

The Violin

  Once, Mullah Nasruddin bought a violin. And he began to play.  NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE….  Same note, same string, over and over.  NEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE….  After a few hours his wife was at her ...

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Issue 13 - Food for the Soul

Nasruddin Goes Fishing

One day, Mullah Nasruddin decided to go fishing. He called upon his good friend Rabbi Moishe. They got their poles and bait together, rented a small rowboat at the local ...

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The Rope

There was once a king, who had a vast fortune but no heir. Of course he had to have a heir to inherit all his fortune. He had not wed, ...

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Pope VS Mufti

Pope VS Mufti Several centuries ago, the Pope decreed that all Muslims had to convert to Catholicism or leave Italy. There was a huge outcry from the Muslim community, so ...

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Pearls of Wisdom

Out of suffering have emerged the strongest souls; the most massive characters are seared with scars

Khalil Gibran

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