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"Four things come not back – the spoken word, the sped arrow, the past life, and the neglected opportunity." - Arabic Proverb. Subscribe to my #youtube channel: 'Shahinas Vlogs' & watch Islam Channel's Women's AM Shows where we discussed great Islamic personalities such as A'isha RA, Salahuddhin Al Ayyubi, Fatima Al Fihri - other relevant topics such as the Youth Struggles, Reality of Vlogging, Travels, Embracing Change & having Tawakkul in Allah SWT ☝🏽 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Community #Activist #IslamChannel #WomensAM #Islam #Topics #Discussion #Youtube #Vlogging #Travels #Change
'Everyday of Your Life Is A Page Of Your History.' (Arabic Proverb) What Chapter is your life on at the moment? How do you plan it to go and where do you want to be next? What part of history will you belong to..? #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Library #Book #Pages #Chapter #Life #Death #History #Future #Vision
"If You Want To Go Fast, Go Alone. But If You Want To Go Far, Go Together" - African Proverb. Me and Hubby at the top of #Fez in #Morocco #NorthAfrica at the Merinid Tombs looking over the beautiful old city of Masjid & University of Al Kharouine (Qarawiyyin). #nofilter #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Travels #Couple #History
I'm very open to proclaim my love for those who are dear to me. This woman became my older sister whilst we worked together and looked after me well. I will miss you so much affa (sister in Bengali) and I'm so grateful to Allah SWT to have met you and how we crossed eachothers paths. She is the most caring, sincere and genuine woman I have met and will forever love her for the sake of Allah SWT. She taught me how to be firm in #Islam and hold onto our #values and #principles no matter how hard the pressure gets. She's uplifted me on days i was down. She listened to me (I talk more than i write, believe me) and when she speaks it is always in wisdom. She asked when she didn't know and always keen to learn and that's what I love about her 🤗❤ I love you Shafia Affa Thank You for your warm #Friendship & #Sisterhood 🌹 Imam al-Bukhari reported in his Saheeh that Aa'ishah (RA) said: I heard the Prophet (Sal Allahu Alaihi Wasallam) saying: Souls are like conscripted soldiers; those whom they recognise, they get along with, and those whom they do not recognize, they will not get along with.' - (Saheeh al-Bukhari, Kitaab Ahadeeth al-Anbiyaa, Baab al-Arwaah junood mujannadah). ***I have recognised you*** 🤗 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Islam #Friends #Sister #RoleModel
When your #work #colleagues shower you with your favourite #vouchers and a lovely leaving-do #lunch 🌹 P.s. they know I love #Primark 😃🤗 Thank You. Time to Prep for my #Travels and #Study abroad - Wonder where I'll be off to? Hint: A #Muslim Hot #Country with #Desert #Camels & #Arabic #Language 🤔😎 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #work #london
*Sisters* who have been asking about my wide, batwing, lightweight 'Maryam' Abayas; here is a pic to show you how lovely it is and has a perfect coverage. I've ordered 4 colours and I'm very pleased with them all Alhamdulillah. Perfect for everyday wear or even ocassions, not figure-showing material or size, you can get thicker material too; I chose the lightweight for my travels to a hot country as I'll be there for a few months in'sha allah and these are perfect for travels, long journeys, camel & horse riding and more! Follow @alhayaauk they can be found on #facebook too. For those who are my height I ordered 53 inches, with zipper at the front, petite range (very wide and the right flow when worn) - Jzkhair sister May Allah SWT bless your business with Barakah, Ameen. Facebook Link: https://www.facebook.com/AlHayaaUK/ #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Abaya #Batwing #Jilbab #Jalabeeb #Islamicdresscode
It's my last week at work and I will miss my #Prayer area the most. It's a spot I really love and spent most of my short breaks at and at times when the worldly stresses weighed me down, I would enter in the morning before going to the office and have the whole place to myself; think, sit, pray, reflect and conversate with Allah SWT 🌹 Imam Al Ghazali's Book 'Inner Dimensions of Islamic Worship' states: Ibn Abbas said: 'The earth laments him for forty mornings.' Ata al-Khurasani said, 'Any spot on earth where a man has made prostation to Allah will testify on his behalf on the Day of Ressurection and will weep for him on the day he dies.' Anas ibn Malik said: 'If a man remembers Allah, Exalted is He, on any plot of ground, be it by the way of Prayer or other form of remembrance, that plot will boast about it to all the surrounding plots. It will rejoice in the rememeberance of Allah to the utmost extent of seven lands. No man gets up to pray without the earth being embellished for him.' - Pages 32-33. And Allah SWT Knows Best ☝🏽 May Allah SWT make this spot a witness for me and all those who pray here on Yawn Al Qiyamah 🌷 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Islam #Pray #Salah #Masjid #work
Here's a pic of my lovely Yemeni aunty who I met on my bus journeys to work approximately 8 months ago. Since then we wait for eachother, meet and greet eachother and catchup on our lives and the news. It's so strange how you don't know someone but instantly recognise one another by our appearance as Muslimah's and the Salaams make us as one. Its strange how you can become close and truly love one another for the sake of Allah SWT in such a short space of time. That's the beauty of #Islam a bond stronger than your colour, language and blood relations. She is an inspiration to me as many women are; she works hard to feed her family, keeps going to look after her young child growing up in a very chaotic society whilst she misses her family back #home . I always learn certain things from certain people in my life and this woman taught me perseverance. To continue no matter how much the struggle and to keep your fasts, ibadah, dhikr into your daily routines and keep that connection with Allah SWT strong. I will be going away for a while and so she will no longer see me in the mornings 🌹 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Travels
No matter how many #Shootings or #attacks take place against our #masjid and community, the #Ummah will never fear to enter, pray and keep the doors open. Because it is the House of Allah SWT and attacks on our Masjids are an attack on #Islam - all over the world Masjids are targetted: #AlAqsa remains closed by the occupiers, Masjids in #India and #centralafricarepublic are burned down, Masjids in #China are closed for the #Uyghur people and the list goes on. This is a blatant attack on Islam and all that we believe in and hold on to. Do not let fear push us back. The Quraish did the same to the 1st generation of #Muslims in #Makkah where prayer was banned in public; its not us who fear, but they... May Allah SWT protect the Ummah worldwide and keep the lights of the #minbar and #mihrab lighted with the presence of #Man and #angels till Qiyamah. Ameen. Pic: Beautiful Ghamkol Sharif Masjid of #SmallHeath #Birmingham not far from where a 75yr old Grandfather was stabbed a couple of years ago outside Greenlane Masjid. May Allah SWT enter him and all those killed in #Christchurch #NewZealand Masjid Al Noor and Linwood in the vast Heavens. Ameen. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Mosque
When coming Central London is nice because the trains and tubes are empty and relaxed. #Monday #DayOff #CentralLondon #London #Train #Tube #Londoner #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
"Unaware, our brothers and sisters in #ChristChurchNZ permanently parked their cars on #Friday at their last #Jummah prayers. “And no soul knows what has been hidden for them of comfort for eyes as reward for what they used to do.” 32:17 - May our brothers & sisters be seeing the wonders of Paradise. Ameen." - Sister Tsuroyya. #Christchurch #Masjid #Shooting #Linwood #NewZealand #Jumuah #death #shaheed #martyr #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Activist
When the ups and downs of #life puts you on the edge and your #bestfriend feels your stress from 140 miles away and she surprises you with a humble message in a card. This is what #sisterhood and love for the sake of Allah SWT means 🌹 to make a believer happy makes Allah SWT happy so I pray He gives you everything you mention here and MORE. Jzkhair hun @saleha.khatun My #Fes partner Love You Lots xx Why did I share? So you can do the same for a sister who may just need that uplifting to carry her burdens and duties on a very thorny road.. to a better destination in'sha allah. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Friendship #happy #love #thankyou
#NoFilter Evening Tea followed by good Nigerian Food by my Sister-inlaw.. She made a hearty meal May Allah SWT reward you Feyi - Yam with Hot Beef Stew and Okra Soup 👏🏽👍🏽 its actually my first time having Yam and it was very filling! For those who don't know, it's like Bengali Soy Fitta. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #nigerianfood #nigeriancuisines #yam #beefstew #okrasoup #spicy #hearty
#NoFilter A Lovely #EveningTea with my Cousins and Sisters. Jzkhair for your time, effort and food! May Allah SWT reward you all Salina, Feyi, Naznin, Tanzim & Monica. We don't get a chance to just chill and catchup, just ladies, but it was just right Alhamdulillah. #Vegan #Hazelnut #coffee #cake by @crumbags_caf_agilitygym - #teacup #biscuits by @monicax_uddinx - #scones #sweets and #nigeriancuisine by @love_the_arts_#ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Food #Tea #Sisterhood #Catchup #Chill #ladiesonly
'Speak the Truth even if your Voice Shakes.' - If words really didn't matter, if sharing a post didn't really make an impact, then #Kashmir media and internet wouldn't be on lock-down and Palestinians wouldn't get tracked down and arrested for posting a video online. So you have to be their Voices that has been shut for them. Their hands that has been tied for them and their strength which has been beaten down. The love of the #Ummah should be deeply embedded in the hearts and minds of the believers 🌹 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Activist #Activism #Truth #Justice
“And in the water which Allāh sends down from the sky and thereby gives life to the earth after its death.” Surah Al-Baqarah:164 #Quran . Love the sound of #Rain 🌹 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Activist #rainfall #water #life #revive #death
"As different as we have been taught to look at eachother by #colonial #society - we are in the same struggle and until we realise that, we'll be #fighting for scraps from the table of a #system that has kept us #subservient instead of being self-determined." @brownhistory @techimmortal #Colonialism #Racism #Nationalism #Capitalism #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Activist
I think we can all agree that although this is desirable and necessary; we will always face and even live with people who do not inspire you and neither remind you of Allah SWT. In reality, we all have people in our daily lives who may have a totally different view of #Islam and even blame Islam to have caused many issues today (not understanding that Islam came to deal and regulate all of human affairs). However, it is very important to mingle and be around those who DO remind you of Allah SWT in the #secular #world we live in. It is important to have #trustworthy sisters who love and fear Allah SWT and will always help you get up when you trip; no matter how conceptually strong you are, we all need reminders because, "Indeed, Reminders Benefit The Believers," [Qur'an 51:55] - and we should also be the ones to remind, to give advice, be the helping hand and the candle to the darkness for our family and sisters... that can only happen when one truly reflects on ones #purpose in #life and what Allah SWT wants from us.. so carry on, choose wisely who you associate with on a regular basis, be wise who you influence and who you choose to be influenced by, better yourselves so that when others want to understand Islam better they come to you. May Allah SWT give us good companions who love and fear Allah SWT Ameen 🌹 #EnjoinTheGoodForbidTheEvil Pic - @two.cents.worth #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Friends #Influence #Sisterhood #Muslim
*My Comment* on International Women’s Day Celebrations LIVE with TV One UK (Sky channel 764) on 10th March 2019. As a Third Generation, Muslim Bangladeshi woman I have seen both the struggles of the #Eastern woman and #Western woman.. some may think it is progress for a woman in the #West as there are more opportunities for #Education #Careers etc but as a woman brought up here I can see the immense pressure; #Image obsession and expectation, #GenderPayGap #Fashion #Beauty and delayed #Marriage or #Motherhood to further in careers.. I truly believe we should be seeking an alternative from both the East and West where the woman has has a tug of war throughout decades - #Islam has the solution for both man and woman; to live and work in harmony in their natural dispositions. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Activist #Bangladesh #Bengali #Muslimwoman #Success #GoldenAge #WomensInternationalday
Alhamdulillah I was invited to attend the International Women’s Day Celebrations with TV One UK (Sky channel 764). I've had the opportunity to sit, listen and eat with these sisters who have been through all walks of life; from the struggles of being a #Muslim #Bangladeshi woman, studying hard and furthering their #career and #education , as well as bring up their children and look after their husbands and homes... I enjoyed the fact that each speaker did not speak from a #Feminist point of view, rather as a woman who can work alongside men to further #Society and have the best interests for #Family and #Children - the hub of a #Nation . The event was joined by other dignitaries; representatives from the professional #Bengali community, elected representatives, #media house, #female #students and #teachers . I met Dr. Zaki Rezwana Anwar, she is known for multi-faceted attributes such as medical and philanthropic contribution, alongside her illustrious media work. Sister Ferdous Rahman, Writer and Freedom Fighter Bangladesh Liberation War 1971, UK - She is a #Poet and read a motivation #Poem which she wrote years back. And many other sisters who shared gems from both #Bangladesh and #Britain - Hosted very well by my friend and sister Nuzhat, Engineer & Community Activist. I loved how the discussion revolved around how #Islam always has and will give a woman true success. A point which no one disagreed with but encouraged and we spoke in length about it behind the stage. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Activist #WomensInternationalday
Lately I've been enjoying #Herbal #Infusion #Tea #Drinks - sometimes general Tea & Coffee can be very filling after Lunch, so these are just right as a light hot drink. Me and Sis experimenting @drstuarts #SkinPurify natural Caffeine-Free Teas; I always add brown or white Sugar (I like sweet hot drinks such as Mint Tea) but #Honey is preferred by the health-obsessed ones! This one is a herbal Infusion of #RedClover #Nettleleaves & #DandelionLeaves - Dr Stuart's make different types of teas for #tranquillity #liverdetox and much more 👍🏽 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
If there has to be a date for Women's International Day then it should be the day in which Allah SWT revealed Surah An-Nisa, The Women, Chapter 4 in the Qur'an. Women were always subjugated in pre-Islam era whether in the Arabian Peninsula, the East or West. Throughout #History we can see women were either lower of the low, nothing more than a piece of meat being used for gaining pleasure - or the opposite of even worshiping some as feminine gods, putting her above god even. There were always extremes but #Islam finally solved the issue of women. That women are firstly, servants of God, worshippers of Allah, strong intellectual beings, companions of #Man , the comfort of the #Home and the Backbone of #Society . Whilst we live in times where women are either competing with men or even blamed for many social problems; Allah SWT has already prescribed how a woman should live, be viewed, how a woman should be, how to think and manage her role aswell as being managed by her family, guardians, her society and her world. Whilst women were not even consulted in religious matters, our Islamic history and events show our women were resilient towards falsehood from Day 1. We feared no man, no oppressor, no King, no Queen, no one above Allah SWT ☝🏽 Sumayyah RA is the first woman to have paved the way of the shaheedah; a way which many men from non-Muslim history ran away from despite how powerful they were... Surah an-Nisa is what brought me back to the Deen; seeing what my Creator has to say about me --- Reflect upon your existence as a woman; where have you come from, why are you here? And where are you going? Surely your purpose and daily life is more than what you look like, smell like, are viewed like.. know for sure that you have alot to offer such a chaotic world of some real change and make history happen once again.. #womensinternationalday is more than writing a song, modelling a brand, big speeches with narrow viewpoints and more than competing with man... #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Woman #Women #Nisa #Purpose #Life #Role
How cute are these milk chocolates from my colleague? I wouldn't mind having chocs made from pics of all my travels 😍 imagine that 🤔🤓 in Jannah maybe! Choc in Hand: 'Provence: Notre Dame De La Garde, Basilica in #Marseille #France #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Chocolate #Travels #Photos #Pictures #Memories #Edible #Souvenier
Depends what one defines an amazing job as and what an amazing husband is... because then one must ask what are the demands for an amazing husband and what makes an amazing wife to make such a request? Surely an amazing job requires an amazing employee.. so what makes an amazing wife for an amazing husband? Sisters think about your expectations and what marriage actually means to you - you will find a partner upon your view of marriage. Eg. If a man just wants a model, thats what he will get (can't blame the model for not being able to think when you have to make tough life decisions in future) - If you just want a man with a degree, thats what you'll get - but people dont just come with one category, they come with a whole baggage of views, life experiences, history, family issues and so do YOU. Your ideal home may not be the ideal home for others. Ofcourse you will not find everything in one person, and neither will anyone find everything in you. So be realistic. Marriage is surely more than what one likes to eat, wear and watch on tv together. Its a companionship.. you choose your friends based on your likes, dislikes, vision, similarities etc. Marriage is no different. But the difference is you don't LIVE with your friends. Yes, there is alot of work to be done as #Islam is not regulating us to even equip us correctly of who to choose as life partners. Neither do we have Islam to choose our priorities over business, work, home, children and ourselves. But with a correct view of what marriage is, the purpose of it, the reason why Allah SWT created such a relationship.. can help you live through this ever-changing, temporary world. You both can be eachothers support and pillars like Khadija RA who was a classy, intelligent, business woman or a nightmare like Pharoah was towards Aasiyah Bint Muzahim when she chose her Deen over the Crown of Egypt. It all comes down to choice and expectations; with a sense of knowing huge tests will come every often. Choose wisely. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Marriage #Career #Choice #Life #Purpose PIC @halfourdeen
Even a #Doctor needs a Doctor. A #Therapist needs #Therapy . Don't expect too much from people who you assume to be as #Strong as a #Rock - Because even #Water can break through the toughests Rocks. *Pic* Moroccan Hat Seller sitting at the edge, looking over; whilst he is wondering about not making much sale; I stand envying his peace of mind in such a chaotic world. May Allah SWT increase his Rizq Ameen. Moullay Idriss City, between #Fes and #Meknes #Morocco #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #MentalHealth #Mindful #Wellbeing #Thoughts #Actions #Help #Helper #Helped
I attended a very interesting Training session at Work today. We were given cards with pictures to choose from and after Intro we were asked why we chose certain cards; how did it reflect our feelings and thoughts. One colleague chose a picture of a nice beach as she wanted to go on holiday. Another chose a black and white image of a field representing peace and serenity. Another chose an old wrinkled man which reminded them of a happy, content person who lived a ripe life. My friend chose the green car as she loves to drive, especially when stressed, she gets her keys and goes for a drive to clear her mind. I chose a #Lighthouse - I love the idea of a light in the midst of a dark Ocean at night; something to look over for any possible trouble, to help, to assist, to divert to a better and safer place - and a #light for those who seek it... In the end its all about perception. How we see a picture, image, or a person; one person may see it as cold and another can see it as hearty and warm. How we view the world will make a difference on how we perceive #life and all that we face; it will impact our actions. It was a very good exercise. We got to know eachothers thoughts and views just by the choice of pictures and how it was viewed... #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #View #Life #Picture #Thoughts #Action
Love praying out in the open space under the clouds on a good sunny day. It really freshens a cloudy mind, gives clarity in thought, filters the positive and negatives and allows you to breath the fresh air around you. For a moment my Hubby asked me, 'Do you feel any stress at this moment?' - 'None' I replied... Concrete Jungles have made us a robotic people and almost immune to toxic behaviour, emotions and actions that it can almost squeeze the life out of you. Only to appreciate the open space which we don't often get to walk through, makes one really think why Nature is a very beautiful thing... Makes one think about life, purpose, the bigger picture and that there must be more than the mundane routines we have been wired to think is 'normal' - No wonder the #Prophets used to question their surroundings, gain insight and gain conviction by being around wonderful yet limited things. It makes one look up knowing there's a Being above all of which the eyes can see, who Knows and Sees all things, yet Hears the very whispers in our minds and hearts.. He Knows. That's a comfort alone for a believer. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Thoughts #Clarity #Nature #Life #Purpose #Islam
*Throwback From Weekend* When you go for a drive after shopping at Lakeside, West Thurrock deeper into Essex and end up On-Sea. Literally. Bradwell-On-Sea is in the District of Maldon, Essex. Beautiful country lanes, quiet village homes compared to Ilford and Romford.. You can actually smell the air. Good old drive in the Sun then back on the busy A12. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #LongDrive #Weekend #essexcounty #London #bradwellonsea #maldon
Malik reported Allah’s Messenger (ﷺ) as saying: "He, who brought up two girls properly till they grew up, he and I would come (together) (very closely) on the Day of Resurrection, and he interlaced his fingers (for explaining the point of nearness between him and that person) - {Sahih Muslim, Book 45, Hadith 192} In another narration somebody asked: “What if someone has only 1 daughter?” The Prophet (ﷺ) mentioned the same prize for him as well, i.e. a place in the paradise. My Beautiful #Niece as Jameelun as her name - May Allah SWT keep her amongst the Chosen ones to serve Allah and the Deen in the best of way, Ameen. May Allah SWT give everyone a daughter like Faatima RA 🌹 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Aunty #Daughter #Niece #Girl #Islam
Salaams from London! - beautiful sunny day and we have just left the Circumcision Clinic with my Nephew Ibrahim who has been circumcised at 5 weeks Mabrook and what a good boy Masha allah! May Allah SWT bless all the boys getting circumcised today Ameen. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #EastLondon #Masjid #Sunnah
Abu Hurairah (May Allah be pleased with him) reported: The Messenger of Allah (ﷺ) said, "He who calls others to follow the Right Guidance will have a reward equal to the reward of those who follow him, without their reward being diminished in any respect on that account." [Muslim] Book 13, Hadith 1382 #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Knowledge #Islam #Dawah #Books #Hadith #Quran
*Blue Mosque 2017* Jumu'ah at the Sultan Ahmed Masjid (Blue Mosque) was lovely. It was a big gathering yet serene with worshippers listening to the Jumu'ah Khutbah (sermon) silence. After watching Ertugrul I have picked up alot of the Turkish language plus the language has alot of Urdu and Arabic words so it was easier to grasp. We sat upstairs in the women's section which was nicely packed Alhamdulillah my mother inlaw and mum loved it. Video taken by mum 👏🏽☝🏽👊🏽 Today's another Jumu'ah; May Allah SWT aid the Muslims and relieve them from oppression around the world. May Allah SWT unite the Ummah together as He did at the time of the Ottomans, Sultan Abdul Hamid. May Allah SWT pave a way for the Ummah as He did when the Mongols and Byzantium Empire encircled the Muslims in Anatolia; Ertugrul, Osman; Birth of the Ottomans. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #BlueMosque #Sultanahmet #SultanAhmed #Masjid #Ottomans #OttomanHistory #Jumuah #Jummah #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Jumu'ah Dua* May Allah SWT aid the Muslims and relieve them from oppression around the world. May Allah SWT unite the Ummah together as He did at the time of the Ottomans, with justice of the likes of Sultan Abdul Hamid. May Allah SWT pave a way for the Ummah as He did when the Mongols and Byzantium Empire encircled the Muslims in #Anatolia ; #Ertugrul #Osman ; Birth of the Ottomans. *Pic* Taken of my Babysis Sumaiya by my Hubby from our Hotel Rooftop in Istanbul, Turkey 2017. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #BlueMosque #Sultanahmet #SultanAhmed #Masjid #Ottomans #OttomanHistory #Jumuah #Jummah #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Blue Mosque 2016* Jumu'ah at the Sultan Ahmed Masjid (Blue Mosque) was lovely. It was a big gathering yet serene with worshippers listening to the Jumu'ah Khutbah (sermon) silence. After watching #Ertugrul I have picked up alot of the Turkish language plus the language has alot of Urdu and Arabic words so it was easier to grasp. I sat and prayed outside in the courtyard with other sisters Alhamdulillah. The Turks send beautiful Durood on Prophet Muhammad (sal Allahu alaihi wasallam) on jumu'ah and recite Ayahs from Qur'an. Today's another Jumu'ah; May Allah SWT aid the Muslims and relieve them from oppression around the world. May Allah SWT unite the Ummah together as He did at the time of the Ottomans, Sultan Abdul Hamid. May Allah SWT pave a way for the Ummah as He did when the Mongols and Byzantium Empire encircled the Muslims in Anatolia; Ertugrul, Osman; Birth of the Ottomans. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #BlueMosque #Sultanahmet #SultanAhmed #Masjid #Ottomans #OttomanHistory #Jumuah #Jummah #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Prince's Islands 2017* I generally love fresh fish served straight from the Sea and Turkey has to be one of those places, where fresh Mackerel is grilled on top of the Bosphorus Bridge and I have eaten it without the need of salt, seasoning, spice or sauce! However, my favourite fish #restaurant in Turkey has to be by Ali Baba's on Buyukada, the largest of the Prince's Islands,. You can catch the Ferry/Ships to Buyukada from Bosphorus Bridge. It's a few hours cruise but well worth it on a lovely sunny day, an icecream and great views. Ali Baba has a selection of fresh fish on display where they bring you some at your table and you can select which seafood you fancy - We chose a good Seabass and it was absolutely delicious! #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #Buyukada #PrincesIslands #Ferry #Shipcruise #Bosphorus #Seabass #Fish   #Ottomans #OttomanHistory #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Prince's Islands 2017* I generally love fresh fish served straight from the Sea and Turkey has to be one of those places, where fresh Mackerel is grilled on top of the Bosphorus Bridge and I have eaten it without the need of salt, seasoning, spice or sauce! However, my favourite fish #restaurant in Turkey has to be by Ali Baba's on Buyukada, the largest of the Prince's Islands,. You can catch the Ferry/Ships to Buyukada from Bosphorus Bridge. It's a few hours cruise but well worth it on a lovely sunny day, an icecream and great views. Ali Baba has a selection of fresh fish on display where they bring you some at your table and you can select which seafood you fancy - We chose a good Seabass and it was absolutely delicious! #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #Buyukada #PrincesIslands #Ferry #Shipcruise #Bosphorus #Seabass #Fish   #Ottomans #OttomanHistory #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Topkapi Palace 2013 & 2017* The hollow-trunked trees around the Topkapi Palace in Istanbul are remarkable since most of them fell victim to a fungus that completely hollowed the trunk out over the centuries, even though the trees still survive until today and are standing. In other cases, two trees of a different kind have grown and fused together! Here's a pic of my Husband and Babysis whilst Mums watching them aside; shows how hollow these trees really are! #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #TopkapiPalace #Hollow #Tree #Hollowtree #Ottomans #OttomanHistory #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Topkapi Palace 2013 & 2017* The museum’s weaponry was first kept in Hagia Irene (Eirene) when it was converted into an Armoury Store/Workshop known as 'Cebehane,' until Topkapı Palace began to be used as a museum in the early 20th century. The Military Museum’s collection is among the richest collections in the world; covering 1300 years and consisting of 52,000 weapons of Arab, Umayyad, Abbasid, Mamluk, Persian, Turkish, Crimean Tatar, Indian, European and Japanese origins. The richest part of the collection, both in number and variety, is the Ottoman weaponry. The bow and arrow was the most characteristic weapon of the Ottoman army, and continued to be used after the introduction of firearms. From the 16th - 19th century, the bow and arrow were also used as a sport. Unlike the knights of Europe, Ottoman soldiers would not wear armour from head to toe, preferring to cover only those parts of the body that were most vulnerable. Info: Topkapisarayi.gov.tr/en/content/arms-and-weapons #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #Kayi   #TopkapiPalace #Weapon #Bow #Arrow #sword # museum #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
'Time is like a River. You cannot touch the same water twice, because the flow that has passed will never pass again.‘ I love the sounds of waves and the wind. #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah #Activist #Southampton #TheRoyalPier #Wedding #Nikkah #Weekend
*Istanbul 2013* The Golden Horn is a major  waterway and the inlet of the Bosphorus in Istanbul, Turkey. While the name a 'horn' is understood to refer to the inlet's aerial silhouette, the significance of 'golden' is debated; with historians believing it to refer to either the riches brought into the city through the historic harbor located along its shores, or to artistic view of the rich yellow light blazing upon the waters as the sun sets over the city -Throughout its storied past, the Golden Horn has witnessed many historical incidents. I captured these from the top of Galata Tower. What a view it was! #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans   #GalataTower #Bridge #GoldenHorn #Eminonu #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Istanbul 2013 & 2017* The Yeni Camii meaning 'New Mosque,' originally named the Valide Sultan Masjid, after completion between 1660-1665 - An Ottoman Masjid located in Eminonu, Istanbul, Turkey. It is situated on the Golden Horn; southern end of the Galata Bridge, and is one of the famous architectural landmarks and #skyline of Istanbul. The construction of the Masjid began in 1597. It was ordered by Sultana Safiye, who was the wife of Sultan Murad III and later Valide Sultan (Queen Mother) of Sultan Mehmed III. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #Sultan #YeniCamii #ValideSultan #SultanaSafiye #GoldenHorn #Eminonu #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Grand Bazaar 2013, 2016 & 2017* The Grand Bazaar, known in Turkish as Kapalıçarşı, meaning ‘Covered Market’ in Istanbul is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world; with approx 60 covered streets and 4000 shops/stalls - The Grand Bazar at Istanbul's is regarded as one of the first shopping malls of the world. The construction started during the winter of 1455/56, just after the Ottoman conquest of Constantinople and was an initiative to enable  economic prosperity in Istanbul. P.s. Can you spot the Kayi Flag? #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #Sultan #GrandBazaar #Kapalicarsi #BukukCarsi #KayiFlag #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Istanbul 2017* Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya in Turkish) in Sultanahmet was actually the 3rd church to be built on this site. The first 2 built in 360 and 415 AD. Emperor Justinian commissioned the current building in the 6th century as a Greek Orthodox Church that would 'out-do the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.' It was the largest Christian church in the world for nearly a 1000 years. In 1204 the Crusaders displaced the Patriarch of Constantinople with a Latin bishop. Later the Muslim conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453, Mehmet the Conqueror declared Hagia Sophia a Masjid, and performed Jumu'ah prayer the next day. Unfortunately under the order of Mustafa Kemal and the Council of Ministers the Hagia Sophia Turkey opened as a Museum in 1935. #Sultanahmet #HagiaSophia #AyaSofya #Church #Masjid #Istanbul #Turkey #OttomanHistory #UthmaniKhilafah #constantinople #byzantium #Byzantine #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Bosphorus 2013 & 2017* Rumelihisarı; Rumelian Castle is a medieval fortress located in Istanbul, Turkey, on top of hills on the European banks of the Bosphorus. It was built between 1451-1452 on the orders of Ottoman Sultan Mehmed II in preparation for a planned Ottoman siege on the Byzantine city of Constantinople with the aim of cutting off military and logistical relief that could potentially come to the Byzantines aid via the Bosphorus Strait - this helped the Ottomans achieve their goal of making the city of Constantinople (later renamed Istanbul) their new capital in 1453. After the Ottoman conquest of the city, Rumelihisarı served as a customs checkpoint and occasional prison. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #Sultan #Rumelihisarı #Rumelian #Castle #Byzantine #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Istanbul 2016* Nuruosmaniye Masjid is located between Sultanahmet and Grand Bazaar; you can also enter the Masjid courtyard from one of the gates of Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşi) - It was named Nuruosmaniye Masjid, meaning 'The light of Osman,' after Osman III, but also because of its many windows which let's a lot of light inside the Masjid. The prayer hall is covered by a single dome, it has two minarets with two balconies. The Masjid is the first ever which was built in Baroque style. It has beautiful blue carpet and light coloured stone walls. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #Nuruosmaniye #Osman #Masjid #GrandBazaar #Baroque #Turkish #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Istanbul 2016* Nuruosmaniye Masjid is located between Sultanahmet and Grand Bazaar; you can also enter the Masjid courtyard from one of the gates of Grand Bazaar (Kapalıçarşi) - It was named Nuruosmaniye Masjid, meaning 'The light of Osman,' after Osman III, but also because of its many windows which let's a lot of light inside the Masjid. The prayer hall is covered by a single dome, it has two minarets with two balconies. The Masjid is the first ever which was built in Baroque style. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #Nuruosmaniye #Osman #Masjid #GrandBazaar #Baroque #Turkish #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Topkapi Palace 2013 & 2017* The Topkapı Palace is now a Museum in Istanbul, Turkey. In the 15th century, it served as the main residence and administrative headquarters of the Ottoman Sultans/Khalifahs. It was built in 1459 by Mehmed the Conqueror, 6 years after the conquest of Constantinople. Topkapı was originally called the 'New Palace' - It was given the name Topkapı, meaning 'Cannon Gate' - The palace consists of 4 main courtyards and many smaller buildings. Female members of the Sultan's family lived in the Harem, and leading State officials, including the Grand vizier, held meetings in the Imperial Council building. After the 17th century, Topkapı gradually lost its importance. The sultans of that period preferred to spend more time in their new palaces along the Bosphorus. In 1856, Sultan Abdulmejid I decided to move the court to the newly built Dolmabahçe Palace. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #Sultan #TopkapiPalace #Museum #Harem #Turkish #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Basilica Cistern 2013 & 2017* Also known as 'Cistern Sinking Into Ground' in Turkish is the largest of several 100 ancient cisterns that lie beneath the city of Istanbul, Turkey. The cistern was built in the 6th century during the reign of Byzantine Emperor Justinian. Ancient texts say the basilica contained gardens, surrounded by a colonnade and facing the Hagia Sophia. According to ancient historians, Emperor Constantine built a structure that was later rebuilt and enlarged by Emperor Justinian - Historical texts claim that 7,000 slaves were involved in the construction of the cistern. The enlarged cistern provided a water filtration system for the Great Palace of Constantinople and other buildings on the First Hill and continued to provide water to the Topkapı Palace after the Ottoman conquest in 1453 and into modern times #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #RomanEmpire #Byzantine #BasilicaCistern #Cistern #Turkish #Underground #Water #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Galata Tower 2013* The 'Romanesque' style tower was built as the 'Tower of Christ' in 1348 in Constantinople. Galata Tower was the tallest building in Istanbul at almost 220ft high. It was built to replace the old Tower of Galata, an original Byzantine tower named the 'Great Tower, which controlled the end of the massive sea chain that closed the entrance to the Golden Horn. That tower was on a different site and was largely destroyed in 1203, during the Fourth Crusade. The upper section of the tower with the conical cap was slightly modified in several restorations during the Ottoman period when it was used as an observation tower for spotting fires. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #RomanEmpire #Byzantine #GalataTower #Bosphorus #Turkish #Skyline #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Blue Mosque 2013, 16 & 17* Sultan Ahmed Masjid also called Sultanahmet Camii in Turkish is an iconic, beautiful historical Masjid in Istanbul. It is known as the 'Blue Mosque' because of the blue tiles surrounding the walls of interior design. It was built between 1609-1616 years, during the rule of Ahmed I - It also comprises a tomb of the founder, a madrasa and a hospice. Besides being a popular tourist attraction, it's an active masjid and so it's closed to non-Muslims during the five daily prayers. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #BlueMosque #Sultanahmet #Camii #Madrasah #Hospice #Masjid #Turkish #Skyline #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Bosphorus Sea 2013, 16 & 17* Ottoman Turks lead by Sultan Mehmet II conquered Constantinople in 1453. Renamed Islambol, the city became the capital of the Ottoman Empire. Between 15th and 16th centuries, sultans built this skyline of Masjids, schools and public buildings; Istanbul was a major cultural, political, and commercial centre. The name "Istanbul" was derived from a combination of "Islambol" ("city of Islam" in Turkish) and "eis tin Polin" ("to the City" in Greek) throughout the centuries. We went on a lovely cruise across to Prince's Islands. #nofilterneeded #Istanbul #Constantinople #Turkey #OttomanHistory #Ottomans #BlueMosque #Skyline #PrincesIslands  #Bosphorus #sea #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Meknes 2018* Meknes is located in northern central Morocco. Like Fes, it was also founded in the 11th century by the Almoravids but as a military settlement - Meknes became capital of Morocco under the reign of Sultan Moulay Ismail (1672–1727). Moulay Ismail turned Meknes into an impressive city in Spanish-Moorish style, surrounded by high walls with great Gates; the blending of the Islamic and European styles of the 17th century Maghreb are still seen today. #nofilterneeded #Meknes #City #Morocco #Marinid #Moorish #Moroccan #Northafrica #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Fez 2018* Fez, City in Morocco was founded under Idrisid rule during the 8th-9th century; few empires changed until the 11th century when the Almoravid Sultan Yusuf ibn Tashfin rebuilt the city, which became today's Fes el Bali quarter - The city gained a reputation for the religious scholarship and trade. Fez reached its best in the Marinid era with the status of the capital and numerous Madrasas, Masjids and Gates were constructed which stand up until today. These are hallmarks of Moorish and Moroccan architectural styles. Marinid sultans also founded Fes Jadid quarter, where newer palaces and gardens were built. During this time, the Jewish population of the city grew  with the Mellah (Jewish quarter) attracting the Jewish migrants from other North African regions. *Pic* It has the University & Masjid of Al Qarawiyyin which was founded in 859 and the oldest continuously functioning university in the world. It also has Chouara Tannery from the 11th century, one of the oldest tanneries in the world. #nofilterneeded #Fes #Fez #Almovarid #Morocco #Marinid #Moorish #Moroccan #AlQarawiyyin #Kharouine #FatimaAlFihri #University #Masjid #Madrasah #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Germany 2018* Dortmund was founded in 882 and was known as the 'Chief City.' However, after 30 years of war the city was destroyed. The city then became one of Germany's most important coal and steel centres. Dortmund was one of the most heavily bombed cities in Germany during World War II; the bombing raids of 1945 destroyed 98% of buildings in the city centre. There is a big Muslim community in Dortmund; mainly Turkish, Bosnian and Serbian, many of whom I met as we attended a beautiful Turkish traditional wedding in Central Masjid in Dortmund City. #nofilterneeded #Germany #Dortmund #Europe #Turkishwedding #Coal #Steel #Industrialisation #Worldwar #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Spain 2018* Granada, the Capital City of Andalusia, Spain. Granada is located at the foot of the Sierra Nevada Mountains. The Alhambra Palace is a reflection of the last centuries of Muslim rule of Al Andalus, reduced to the Nasrid Emirate of Granada. The literal translation of Alhambra is 'The Red Fort,' which reflects the colour of the red clay structure. The Nasrid Dynasty, known as Banu al-Ahmar (Arabic: Sons of the red male) a sub-tribe of the Arab Banu Khazraj tribe. One of the early Nasrid ancestors was nicknamed Yusuf Al Ahmar (Yusuf the Red) and hence it took up the name. #nofilterneeded #Granada #SierraNevada #Moutains #Alhambra #Moors #Nasrid #Dynasty #Spain #MuslimSpain #Andalusia #Andalus #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Tangier 2017* Tanja Bay is a beautiful white sanded beach with turquoise sea on the port of Tangier, Morocco overlooking Spain, which was once Muslim Spain. It is also the birth place of the famous Moroccan Traveller and Scholar Ibn Battuta; known for his extensive travels, accounts of which were published in his book, Rihla (Travels/Journey). Over a period of 30 years, Ibn Battuta visited most of the known Islamic world. He is remembered by his famous quote, "Travelling, it leaves you speechless then makes you a storyteller.." how true is this for all those who love to travel to gain insight and knowledge of the vast world we share! #nofilterneeded #Tangier #TanjaBay #Medinah #IbnBattuta #Rihla #Travels #Morocco #MuslimSpain #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Fes 2017* The University & Masjid of Al-Qarawiyyin is a located in Fez, Morocco. It is the oldest existing, continually operating higher educational institution in the world according to Guinness World Records and is referred to as the oldest university by Scholars. It was founded by Fatima al-Fihri in 859 with a Madrasah, which became one of the leading Islamic educational centres of the historic Muslim world. Alhamdulillah we got to pray Jumu'ah there. #nofilterneeded #Qarawiyyin #Kharouine #University #Masjid #Madrasah #FatimaAlFihri #Fes #Fez #Morocco   #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Istanbul 2017* The Eyup Sultan Masjid is located in the Eyup district of Istanbul. The Masjid complex includes a mausoleum marking the spot where Sahabah Abu Ayyub al-Ansari, the standard-bearer and friend of Prophet Muhammad (sal allahu alaihi wasallam) is said to have been buried. Abu Ayyub al-Ansari was from the tribe of Banu Najjar; he was one among the Ansar (meaning aiders or helpers) - The Muslims of Madinah who supported the Muslims who migrated from Makkah to Madinah with the Prophet. May Allah SWT elevate their status Ameen. #nofilterneeded #Eyup #EyupSultan #Masjid #Istanbul #Turkey #Ansar #BanuNajjar #Madinah #OttomanHistory #UthmaniKhilafah #constantinople #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Istanbul 2017* Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya in Turkish) in Sultanahmet was actually the third church to be built on this site. The first two built in 360 and 415 AD. Emperor Justinian commissioned the current building in the 6th century as a Greek Orthodox Church that would 'out-do the Temple of Solomon in Jerusalem.' It was the largest Christian church in the world for nearly a 1000 years. In 1204 the Crusaders displaced the Patriarch of Constantinople with a Latin bishop. Later the Muslim conquest of Constantinople by the Ottoman Turks in 1453, Mehmet the Conqueror declared Hagia Sophia a Masjid, and performed Jumu'ah prayer the next day. Unfortunately under the order of Mustafa Kemal and the Council of Ministers the Hagia Sophia Turkey opened as a Museum in 1935. #Sultanahmet #HagiaSophia #AyaSofya #Church #Masjid #Istanbul #Turkey #OttomanHistory #UthmaniKhilafah #constantinople #byzantium #Byzantine #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Istanbul 2016* The city has been home to human settlement for approx 3000 years. It was colonised by the Greeks in the 7th century BC. It then fell to the Roman Empire and was known as the Byzantium when it was renamed Constantinople and was made the new Capital of the Roman Empire. Constantinople was the capital of the Byzantine Empire, which ended with the Muslim conquest in 1453 by Muhammad Al Fateh. Constantinople then became the Capital of the Uthmani Khilafah, Ottomans. Pic: Sultan Ahmed Masjid, The Blue Mosque when we entered to pray Fajr Salah on the morning of Jumu'ah. #nofilterneeded #SultanAhmet #BlueMosque #Masjid #Istanbul #OttomanHistory #UthmaniKhilafah #constantinople #byzantium #Byzantine #romanempire #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Palestine 2016* Hadith's mention; the Prophet (saw) went to visit the Kaaba at night and fell asleep. The Angel Jibreel (Gabriel) then awoke him and led him to a winged white beast named Buraq. It was on Buraq that the Prophet (saw) then made the journey to Jerusalem (a journey that would typically take 40 days) in just one night. On reaching Jerusalem, the Prophet (saw) met and led all the previous Prophets AS in prayer at the site of Masjid Al Aqsa and then on the Miraaj to the Heavens. “Glorified be He [Allah] Who did take His servant for a journey by night from Al Masjid Al Haram to Al Masjid Al Aqsa, whose precincts We did bless, in order that We might show him some of Our Signs. Verily He is the All Hearing, All Seeing” [Qur'an 17:1]. #nofilterneeded #Palestine #Jerusalem #Nabi #AlAqsa #MasjidAlAqsa #AlQuds #OldCity   #ProphetMuhammad #Israwalmiraj #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Palestine 2016* Al Aqsa has a very special place in the hearts of the Muslim Ummah due to its unique rich history as a place of worship that is closely linked with many of the Prophets of Islam; and its special status as a Masjid to which travel is recommended and in which reward is increased. It is a special and blessed compound of a vast size comprising 144,000 square metres covering approx 1/6th of the entire area of the Old City of Jerusalem. Masjid Al Aqsa was central to the lives of many Prophets (AS) - The Prophet Muhammad (sal allahu alaihi wasallam) turned and faced Masjid Al Aqsa as the direction for his prayers which later changed towards the Kaaba as Willed by Allah SWT. In his lifetime though, the most significant to us is because it was the place to which he travelled on the night of Israa, and it was the location from which he made his Miraaj to the Heavens. #nofilterneeded #Palestine #Jerusalem #Nabi #AlAqsa #MasjidAlAqsa #AlQuds #OldCity #Israwalmiraj #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Jericho 2016* The exact place where Prophet Musa (Moses) AS is buried is unknown but it is believed that Salahuddin Al-Ayyubi once had a dream where he was shown this spot. He  built a Masjid on this site which was later expanded by Sultan Baybars in 1269 CE. The Maqaam is located 11km south of Jericho and 20km east of Jerusalem. Musa AS is mentioned by name 136 times in the Qur'an, more than any other prophet. May Allah SWT elevate his status Ameen. #nofilterneeded #Jericho #Palestine #Jerusalem #Nabi #Moses #ProphetMusa #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Dead Sea 2016* Located between Jordan, the West Bank and Palestine, the Dead Sea is one of the most unique places on earth. At 1412 feet below sea level, its shores are the lowest land point on earth - The Dead Sea is too salty to support most forms of animal and plant life due to high mineral and salt content. The Dead Sea is the site of the ancient city of Sodom, home of the Prophet Lut (Lot) AS. The Qur'an describes the people of Sodom as ignorant, wicked evildoers who rejected God's call to righteousness. The people were murderers, thieves and individuals who openly practiced immoral sexual behavior. "So when Our command came, We made the highest part [of the city] its lowest and rained upon them stones of layered hard clay, [which were] Marked from your Lord. And Allah's punishment is not from the wrongdoers [very] far." [Qur'an 11:82–83]. #nofilterneeded #Deadsea #jordan #Palestine #westbank #ProphetLut #ProphetLot #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Jordan 2016* Cave Of The Seven Sleepers - Byzantine Tombs. This is regarded as the cave in which a group of pious youths (equated with the Christian legend of the ‘Sleepers of Ephesus’) sought refuge from a tyrannical pagan king and in which Allah (ﷻ) caused them to sleep for 300+ years. Their story is mentioned in the Qur'an in Surah Al Kahf. The cave is located in the suburb of Abu Alanda in Amman. #nofilterneeded #Jordan #Amman #AbuAlanda #Caveofsevensleepers #cave #Byzantine #tombs #sevensleepers #Surah #AlKahf #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Jordan 2016* The Blessed Tree - Also referred to as the only living Sahabah; whereby the Prophet Muhammed (sal allahu alaihi wasallam) sat under when he was a child and he met a  Christian monk Bahira who recognised him to be a special boy. This happened in the shade of this tree. 1400 hundred years later, that same tree was discovered still alive in the Northern deserts of Jordan; the only tree alive in hundreds of square miles of emptiness. #nofilterneeded #Jordan #Amman #TheBlessedTree #ProphetMuhammad #Christian #Monk #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Makkah 2015* This is Mount Hira (Jabal Hira), approx 2 miles from the Kaaba. Near the top is a small cave. It was here that the Prophet Muhammad (ﷺ) received the first revelations of the Qur'an during the month of Ramadhan. The mountain is also known as Jabal Noor - The Mountain of Light. The Qur'an tells us - "The month of Ramadan is the month in which the Quran was revealed.” [2:185] - “We have indeed revealed this message during the Night of Power.” [97:1] The entire Qur'an was revealed over a period of 23 years. #nofilterneeded #Makkah #MountHira #JabalNoor #JabalHira #Quran   #ProphetMuhammad #Hijaz #Ummrah   #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Madinah 2015* Al Madinah, The City of the Prophet is in the Hijaz region about 340km north of Makkah. This is Masjid Al Nabawi (Prophet's Masjid) which was built on the site of his home. Prophet Muhammad (sal allahu alaihi wasallam) and his two Companions, Caliphs Abu Bakr As-Siddeeq and Umar bin Khattab RA have been buried under the Green Dome. Hijra - the migration of the Prophet and his followers to Al Madinah is marked as the beginning of the Islamic calendar “the Hijri year” - This is when Islam was established as a State in Madinah. #nofilterneeded #Madinah #MadinahAlMunawwarah #MasjidAlNabawi #Hijrah #ProphetMuhammad #City #Hijaz #Ummrah   #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Makkah 2012* The Kaaba was built by Prophet Ibrahim AS & his son Prophet Ismael AS under Allah's Instruction. It is in the centre of Masjid Al-Ḥaram also known as Bayt-Allah (Arabic: بَيْت الله‎, 'House of God') - It is the Qiblah (direction of prayer); Wherever we are in the world, all Muslims face the Kaaba when performing Salah x5 a day. *Pic* Me Gazing at the Kaaba during my First Ummrah (Mini Pilgrimage) with my Parents & Sisters. I've read the Seerah & biographys' of Prophet Muhammad (sal allahu alaihi wasallam) his companions RA and remembered how much the Muslims struggled to uphold Islam in the early years; 3 years of boycott, death of Khadija RA. It felt as if  walking through the Seerah with every step around Makkah. Not to forget the events that occurred for Prophet Ibrahim AS and his wife Hajr RA when she was left alone with her baby Ismael AS in a barren land. A land now visited by millions of Muslims each year. "Indeed, the first House (of worship) established for mankind was that at Makkah - blessed and a guidance for the worlds." - TMQ Qur'an 3: 96. #nofilterneeded #Makkah #Hijaz #Ummrah   #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Antalya 2014* Olympos Bey Mountains (Beydaglari) Coast National Park is in Antalya City. The area has a geological structure made up of limestone and serpentine rocks, and characteristics of the Mediterranean. Me soaking up the calming waves at Sunset after a walk from Moonlight Park. #nofilterneeded #Antalya #Kemer #Turkey #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Antalya 2014* Kemer Cami (Masjid). I was upstairs in the women's section of the Prayer Hall and you can see Calligraphy of the four great women in Islam around; Faatima bint Muhammad, Khadija Bint Khuwaylid, Maryam bint Imran & Aasiyah bint Muzahim, wife of Pharoah - May Allah SWT be pleased with them all. Kemer is on the Gulf of Antalya, 33 miles of sea coast with the skirts of the Taurus Mountains. The coast has the typical Mediterranean hot, dry weather and warm sea. #nofilterneeded #Antalya #Kemer #Turkey #Masjid #KemerCami #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
*Antalya 2014* Phaselis was an ancient Greek and Roman city on the coast of Lycia. Its ruins are located in Tekirova in the Kemer district of Antalya Province in Turkey. It lies between the Bey Mountains. #nofilterneeded #Antalya #Kemer #Turkey #Lycia #Roman #Greek #Ruins #BeyMountains #Phalesis #ShahinasVlogs #Traveller #Youtuber #Writer #Vlogger #Insta #InstaVlogger #Youthworker #Muslimah
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