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US Singer Della Miles after Becoming Muslim: 'I am a Baby in Islam'

American singer Miles, vocalist for Michael Jackson and Whitney Houston, has converted to Islam, saying she learned much about the faith during her stay in Turkey, Anadolu Agency reported “Everything is new for me at the moment,” said American singer and recent convert to Islam Della Miles. “I consider myself a baby in Islam because …

Muhammad Al-Fatih: The Conqueror of Constantinople

Muhammad Al-Fatih: The Conqueror of Constantinople

Muhammad Al-Fatih attained this victory when he was twenty three years old. This indicated his early military genius. He also deserved the glad tidings of Prophet Muhammad who foretold that a good person would conquer that city.

This Muslim Family Looks after 'Prophet Muhammad's Cloak'

Editor’s Note: AboutIslam could not verify the authenticity of the claim that the cloak belongs to Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him). A family as old as Islamic history itself has been looking after what’s believed to be Prophet Muhammad’s cloak since the 7th century as they keep it at a 160-year-old mosque in Istanbul’s …

European Muslims Boost Halal Holiday Bookings

Throughout history, the Mediterranean has always stood as a magnet for picturesque-deprived tourists across the globe, drawn to its long sandy beaches, pretty coves, ancient sites, and turquoise coasts. Recently, many European Muslim tourists are giving halal, Islamic tourism a huge boost, The Guardian reported on March 10. According to The Guardian, an increasing number …

Turkey's Largest Mosque Opens

At sunrise on Thursday, the Camlica Mosque in Istanbul, Turkey, officially opened to the public with a dawn prayer. It is now the largest of Turkey’s 90,000 mosques, with a capacity of 63,000 people and an attached library, art gallery, and museum.

Woman Completes Late Husband’s Unfinished Islamic Calligraphy in Mosque

SAKARYA – A Muslim Turkish woman has completed her late husband’s Islamic calligraphy artwork in a mosque in Söğütlü, Sakarya which he left unfinished due to his sudden death, Yeni Safak reported on February 28. “Honestly, I fell in love with my husband’s work. I’ve discovered my passion for Islamic calligraphy after I started to …

Muslim Vets Make Stray Animals Feel at Home

ISTANBUL – Taking care of all living organisms is a core part of Islamic Shari’ah, thus you can always see the Muslim residents of Istanbul helping animals by putting out food bowls and offering shelter by their doors. Similarly, Istanbul Municipality has now created the ‘Vetbus’ veterinary clinic for stray animals, Physics.org reported on February …

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Entire Turkish Village Quits Smoking

YOZGAT – Although smoking is forbidden in Islam, millions of Muslims are unfortunately addicted to tobacco. But things are now different in Haydarbeyli, a village in Anatolia, Turkey, where none of its 180 residents smoke, and the handful that used to, have quit, Daily Sabah reported on December 3. One of the residents, Muhsin Varol, …

Young Muslim Dies While Saving Elderly Man from Train

FRANKFURT – Hundreds of people gathered in the German town of Hanau to bid farewell to a 17-year-old heroic young man who died while o saving an elderly homeless man from oncoming train. “I am not a well-known or rich man but this crowd gathered here because of my son’s bravery,” father Ejder Sözen said …

Ertugrul: Successful Turkish Show Elevates Faith-based Heroism

ISTANBUL – Sitting in a tent, surrounded by film crew, I notice a muddy streak on my new sketchers. It must have happened as I walked across the Nomadic village set before taking my seat next to the director, of Ertugrul: Resurrection, Metin Günay. I will never wash the mud off. My girlish glee has …



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