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New Moon on Monday – ‘Id Mubarak!

Apologies in advance to those who don’t remember the 1980’s with fondness! Although I must admit that even after all these years I still can’t decypher the lyrics and have no idea what on earth Simon Le Bon was singing … Continue reading

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Professor Arberry’s debt to the Qur’an

This Ramadan I am reading Arthur J. Arberry’s translation of the Qur’an. I first came across Professor Arberry’s translation ‘The Koran Interpreted’ at university. I had borrowed it from the uni library and read it over the summer of 1989. … Continue reading

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Ramadan Reading – Part 1

As we enter the last few days of Ramadan I thought I would over the next couple of days share some short passages from a few of the books I have been reading this month. I’ll begin today with an extract from Muhammad … Continue reading

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In pictures: Ramadan around the world

The Daily Telegraph website has a nice picture gallery today featuring photographs relating to the start of Ramadan from a number of Muslim majority countries around the world including Indonesia, Occupied Palestine, Jordan, Iraq and Saudi Arabia.

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Ramadan thoughts from two Islamic scholars…

Ramadan Mubarak to everyone. To help try and get in the right frame of mind for this blessed month I have chosen extracts from two books by two different twentieth century Islamic scholars, one Sunni and the other Shi’i. Hope … Continue reading

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