Prayer Time in Dhaka

Sitara Masjid (Star Mosque) in Dhaka, Bangladesh

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Through the Gate

[vimeo]http://vimeo.com/4626505[/vimeo] Ever since my first visit last year, the Jamia Mosque, located near the top of the Central-Mid Levels escalator, has had a special pull on me. Hidden behind its stone walls is a verdant respite from the noise and stress of Central. A stately wrought iron gate acts as a portal between a frenzied […]

An Islamic Oasis

Hong Kong is not normally considered to be much of a Muslim city, and by most measures, it isn’t. Its 100,000 Muslims — a hugely diverse group that includes people of Middle Eastern, African, South Asian, Malay, Indonesian and Chinese descent — make up less than two percent of the city’s total population. By comparison, […]

Kowloon Mosque

Nathan Road near Haiphong Road, Tsim Sha Tsui

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Mosques in the City

New mural at a mosque in downtown Montreal In last week’s issue of the Economist, a couple of interesting articles looked at the challenge of building mosques in Western cities. All too often, it seems, cities and neighbourhoods in Europe and North America become divided when faced with the possibility that a minaret might rise […]

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