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Scottish Muslims and Ottomans

Scottish Muslims and Ottomans

As the rest of the world – and indeed, the rest of the United Kingdom – finally wakes up to the fact that Scotland may well become an independent state in just a few days’ time, I thought it would be appropriate to take a wee look at an episode in Ottoman-Scottish relations. Although the Sublime State never had formal[Read More…]

October 21, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Aždaha – European Muslim Dragons

Aždaha – European Muslim Dragons

Unique in the Bosnian Muslim slavic mythology are the stories of the ”Aždaha”, the snake like dragon creatures. The word Aždaha is derived from the Turkish/Persian word ejdehâ. The stories about the dragons were widespread in Bosnia before Islam took roots there as well. Motifs of the dragons and serpents can be found on the medieval Bosniak Stećak tombstones from[Read More…]

September 23, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
“The” European Muslims in Europe and America

“The” European Muslims in Europe and America

With the turmoil in the Muslim world and the rise of global terrorism there are many debates about “European Muslims”, “American Muslims”, and “Western Muslims”. These discussions come out as a pressure felt by western Muslims to distance themselves from terrorists; and also as a categorization between “good” Muslims and “bad” Muslims. Today we speak about the need of an[Read More…]

September 4, 2018 0 comments Society
Too Local, Too Global, What is Optimal?

Too Local, Too Global, What is Optimal?

In search of the correct model of their identity, the known white converts prefer to turn to any alternative, rather than move by most obvious and logical way. So, one of them tries to “heal” white Muslims from their whiteness, offering them to feel Muslim Rednecks or Southern Muslims (of the USA). By itself, such an approach is quite organic[Read More…]

July 21, 2018 0 comments Our vision
SREBRENICA…

SREBRENICA…

In the days following the 11th July.  23 years ago, the largest genocide in Europe after the second world war was unfolding. More than 8000 ethnic European Muslims were butchered by the Orthodox religious extremists after the Srebrenica “safe zone” was betrayed and delivered into their hands. Before the international court for war crimes in Hague, the case of organized[Read More…]

July 12, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Caring for White Muslims and Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

Caring for White Muslims and Wolves in Sheep’s Clothing

In the West, there is a category of dai’s, both working with white Muslims or the white Muslims themselves, who understand that without attracting whites to Islam, Islam will remain in the ghetto of minorities. They show friendliness to white people interested in Islam, as well as to white converts, they want them to feel comfortable in a new environment.[Read More…]

July 8, 2018 2 comments Our vision
An Albanian ruler of Egypt

An Albanian ruler of Egypt

Muhammad Ali of Egypt (1769-1849). Albanian Ottoman governor of Egypt and later the Khedive of Egypt and Sudan. Born into Albanian family in present day Kavala, northern Greece. Muhammad Ali was a brilliant military strategist, politician and reformer who attempted to make Egypt his own personal kingdom, later on, even winning wars against the Ottoman Empire. Some of his most[Read More…]

July 1, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
A festive qasida in Zagreb

A festive qasida in Zagreb

A festive qasida in Islamic center of Zagreb (Croatia) during the celebration of fast-breaking day (Eid al-Fitr).

June 17, 2018 0 comments History & Culture
Spain’s Granada mosque attract Muslims in Ramadan

Spain’s Granada mosque attract Muslims in Ramadan

A mosque in the Andalusian city of Granada located in southern Spain overlooking the famous Alhambra Palace is attracting more Muslims during the month of Ramadan. The mosque named “Mezquita Mayor de Granada” (Grand Mosque of Granada) is hosting iftar dinners in which people are served with dates and Moroccan Harira soup. Mosque’s Secretary-General Zacarias Lopez Rejon said that they broke Sunday’s fast with milk and dates, while Harira soup[Read More…]

June 3, 2018 0 comments Society
‘Witaj Szkoło!’ Welcome to school! Every child in Poland is greeted by this sentence in early September when school commences after the summer holidays. Although religious education is not compulsory in Poland, a vast majority of school children attend classes of religion, usually run by a Catholic priest/nun (sometimes, if enough parents/students request it, lessons of ethics are taught). Muslim pupils usually aren’t as lucky as the kids in Białystok, where the local Muslim Religious Association in co-operation with Białystok’s education board and the Muftiate office organises Islam classes. The children who attend are a mix of Polish and Crimean Tatars and Chechen refugees. Pictured is Mirza, a local imam, who is leading a prayer class to a mixed group of boys and girls.

Polish Muslim Community in the Heart of Europe

The Podlasie region of north-eastern Poland is home to a small Sunni Muslim community called Polish Tatars or Lipka Tatars, who have settled there for over 300 years. Photographer Selim Korycki is one of the 3000 Poles with Tatar heritage.  For centuries, the Tatar relatives on his father’s side resided in what is known today as the Grodno Region of Belarus. Like[Read More…]

June 3, 2018 0 comments History & Culture