• Muslim Heritage,  Travel

    Timbuktu

    “I am going to Timbuktu , what am I taking with me ?” I remember playing this game in school,3rd Grade. But never really knew where Timbuktu is. At a one point I really wanted to find out. Timbuktu is located in Mali. If you have guessed it was in Africa , you might not have known about its splendor and history. It was founded by Maghsharan Tuareg, according to the historian Abdur Rahman Al Sadi. The Tuareg people come from Africa: Libya to Mali. They are Muslim semi -nomads of Berber origin ,from North Africa, We many times ignore Africa, since we are taught to think history through the…

  • Bangladesh Popular,  India,  Muslim Heritage,  Personalities,  Travel

    The Suharwardy Family in the Sub continient

      Intro to write this post Hussain Shaheed Suhrawardy is well known politician in South East Asia, especially IBP region. I heard of him around 97 . At first as a person growing up in Middle East, it did confuse me. This was man was respected and held in high esteem. Those days Google wasn’t there and internet was unreachable. Later on I find we have Suhrawardy Udyan, a national memorial located in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Huh sometimes is this the same guy ‘surname. Much later I find that he is loved and respected by Bangladeshis. Then he is PM of Pakistan…hold on the Bangladeshis and Pakistanis had a fight but…

  • Lifestyle,  Muslim Heritage

    The Jamdani Story

    Jamdani is referred to Saris worn by Bangladeshi and people worn by people from the Indian Sub contienient. A sari or saree is dress worn by women since 1800 BC in India. This dress is worn by women from India,Bangladesh,Pakistan, Nepal and Sri Lanka. The word sari comes from the Sanskirit work satika. This happens to be national dress of women of Bangladesh and India. There are in fact three parts when wearing sari : Sari Petticot Blouse. In fact Blouse came in British times , and before the British they actually did not wear a blouse. A Indian woman wearing Sari. Jamdani is a special type of Sari found…

  • Lifestyle,  Muslim Heritage

    The Halal Nomics

    Halal means allowed in perspective of Islam in Arabic. It is not something completely new. Judaism has Kosher meat. The Halal market is now about 2 Trillion US Dollar industry, Kosher is a process of slaughtering livestock which then becomes permissible for eating by the Jews. Like wise Halal is process of slaughtering live stock after which becomes fit for consumption by Muslims. If there is no halal meat then Kosher meat can be consumed by the Muslims. The Halal industry was in some ways was shown the ways by Jews. It is not like Muslims started their own industry just like that. In US products like Chewing gum had…