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Travel lovers with children know the joy of exploring new cultures and cuisines with your little ones but nothing quite spoils the excitement than a long flight! So, we’ve compiled our top five destinations ideal for Muslim families with flight times of 5 hours or less. 1 Morocco A fantastic location with the heat from the boarder and beauty of the surf worthy Atlantic waters. With a flight time of just 4 hours and no time difference, you and your family will find it an easy location to travel to

7 Days and counting before your trip and there is lots to do; use this stress-free guide to separate all your preparation into simple day by day tasks. 7. Buy the essentials. Take the time to find your weather specific clothes, whether your trip includes the sun, rain or snow, identify clothes and accessories you’re lacking. Gather a list and scour the shops. Also, consider items you may likely forget but are as equally important, eg. an adaptor and bug repellent; for the most efficient holiday shop. 6. Pack. Get packing.

The holiest month for a billion Muslims worldwide is here. Ramadan is a time for inner reflection, self-control, generosity and sacrifice. During Ramadan, Muslims will attempt to give up bad habits, will read the whole Quran at least once and attend special services in mosques worldwide.  Fasting is an important aspect during this holy month, which reminds Muslims of the suffering of the poor who rarely get to eat well. During the holy month of Ramadan, our diet should be simple as possible and not vary much from our normal

Ramadan is approaching soon – this is a month that is characterized by self-control, will power, sacrifice and an opportunity for Muslims around the world to become closer to Allah. Ramadan is the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and a time when Muslims from all continents unite in a period of abstention from food, drink and other physical needs during daylight hours. It is a period for inner spiritual reflection, devotion to Allah and typically includes increased offerings of salat (prayers) and recitation of the Quran. Ramadan is an

Held in Kuala Lumpur (KL) Malaysia in April this year on the theme ‘Global Food Security – a halal perspective’, the World Halal Conference (WHC) touched on a number of important issues pertaining to the halal industry. The WHC provided a unified platform for discussion regarding the future outlook of the industry such as working towards enhancing international growth and development. The halal industry has now diversified and is no longer limited to just food items. It now covers a range of areas that affect the day to day lives

There is a growing awareness among Muslims that Halal certifications are not just limited to foods. Now more and more, savvy modern Muslims are incorporating and embracing the halal lifestyle into their day to day activities. This includes a range of lifestyle options ranging from holidays, to finance and banking, to cosmetics. As halal is a way of life, the Muslim consumer is making sure to incorporate it into every aspect of his or her life. This is also due to an increased awareness of product ingredients that are used

Halal foods are foods that are permitted under Islamic dietary guidelines. According to the Qu’ran, Muslims cannot consume Haraam food items such as pork, animals that are not slaughtered properly, blood, birds of prey and alcohol. Using alcohol in cooking is widely done in many types of dishes – however, for Muslims, cooking with alcohol is not an option. There are several good quality substitutes that are alcohol-free and are widely used to replace alcohol in recipes. Beer: To replace light beers, chicken broth, ginger ale or white grape juice

There’s nothing quite like jumping into a car and heading off into the sunset on an adventure. Better yet, why not make the car a convertible and let the wind blow through your hair (or hijab!) while you explore a new country, culture or cuisine? These are some of our favourite drives around the world, and there are lots of ways to make them halal friendly too. New Zealand: If you have the luxury of time on your side, spend a couple of weeks exploring New Zealand’s breathtakingly uniquescenery, from

Muslim travel is taking the global tourism by storm as more and more affluent Muslims take to exploring the world. Already popular tourist destinations have enjoyed an influx of Muslim travellers with countries like Malaysia and Indonesia as current firm favourites. However, more and more non-Muslim countries are homing in on the industry boom and catering to Muslims by offering Halal hotels and providing prayer rooms at their airports. According to recent studies that were conducted on this latest travel trend, Muslim travel is expanding rapidly. This is why more

Islamic holidays are a great way for Muslim travellers to experience the world, reflect on the beauty of God’s creation and to learn about different cultures and traditions. There are many countries, such as China, that respect Muslim traditions and provide Halal friendly holidays, ensuring a convenient visit for Islamic travellers. Holidaymakers will be able to travel to many destinations in the world and still have access to mosques and Halal food, while experiencing Muslim culture as well! China is a great destination for Islamic holidays. Boasting thousands of years

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