So honoured to be featured on @launchgood as LaunchGooder of the week! ❤️ Here's to doing more good for the world together and being of service to others! What a way to end the week, alhamdulillah. ❤️
Also, if you're looking for an opportunity to do good and help people in need, I've got one coming up soon, so keep a heads up for that. ❤️ _
Repost @launchgood Meet Atikah, a.k.a The Tudung Traveller, and our LaunchGooder of the week! #launchgood
The end of my malaysia trip was in Kuala Lumper twin towers and they were amazing! 🌇 I always get excited around tall buildings 🤷🏻♀️😂 -
It was more crowded than you think 😅😂
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As the sun rises over this mosque, light moves gently across the stained glass windows to create a kaleidoscope effect. 📸@sg_worldexplorer
Those balconies though 😍 Downtown Cairo has some beautiful architecture (many of the buildings were designed in the late 19th century by French architects) 👨🏼🎨 🌴
Do you guys have any reliably good hotel recommendations in Istanbul. Last time we stayed in a hotel a couple of mins walk from Sultanahmet Camii, but it was pretty disappointing. Perhaps Air BnB is a better option?
P.S. my hotel wasn't in that derelict building, although it was the view from our window 😂
Our favourite Muslim Traveller photo of the week goes to @khadiijaa02, with this alternative view of The Prophet's Mosque. Her caption is a famous quote from the Prophet's (peace and blessings be upon him) last sermon: "All mankind is from Adam and Eve, an Arab has no superiority over a non-Arab nor a non-Arab has any superiority over an Arab; a white has no superiority over black nor does a black have any superiority over a white, except by piety and good action. Learn that every Muslim is a brother to every Muslim and that the Muslims constitute one brotherhood. Nothing shall be legitimate to a Muslim which belongs to a fellow Muslim unless it was given freely and willingly. Do not, therefore, do injustice to yourselves.
Remember, one day you will appear before Allah and answer for your deeds. So beware, do not stray from the path of righteousness after I am gone."
Just look at all the intricate detail in this Qajar-dynasty mosque, built in the late 19th century.
Have a wonderful Jumu'ah and weekend folks! Thank you to those of you sending us DMs on our Instagram poll. Keep 'em coming, we love hearing from you !
Swimming in the hidden lake was just magical, I was lying on my back 🏊🏻♀️ watching the clouds, the birds and even monkeys jumping around 😂🐒
It was just perfect 😍✨
How relaxing is this video? Our senior Halal Travel Guide team member Sami Hamdi is currently in the states for the first time. Hit us up with your recommendations for the New York, Washington and North Carolina areas! Have any of you guys visited/ do you live in Trump's America?
By day, the natural landscape of Cappadocia looks harsh and uninhabitable. Yet, thousands of years ago, people where able to make their homes deep inside the rocky terrain. Christians fled to Cappadocia in order to practise their religion freely, away from Roman persecution. They carved homes in the cave walls, and eventually entire cities were built underground.
By day, the natural landscape of Cappadocia looks harsh and uninhabitable. By night, Cappadocia looks magical.
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Thought of the day:
Mindful travel can open the door to increasing your knowledge, and with more knowledge comes more barakah. From your own personal perspective, would you agree that travelling has given you valuable life experiences?
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Exploring Downtown Cairo 🔹 I love seeing the old painted advertisements on the side of buildings, with all the peeling paint and smudged in dust & dirt 🔸
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Traverse the cobblestone streets and ancient shops in Mostar's centuries' old bazaar. In local slang it is known as the kujundžiluk, which means a cosmopolitan place where all languages are understood. Weave your way through a maze of artisan shops, tiny art galleries and beautiful handicrafts. Or just sit back and watch the world go by with a hot drink.
This one is for the ladies: When in Istanbul, be sure to visit a traditonal mosque during Jumuah salaat. Not only is it a great experience, there is something extra special about the traditional Ottoman mosques. When the ground floor fills up, carved wooden doors are unlocked to reveal winding passageways. Head up the narrow steps onto the balcony. Enjoy closer views of the beautiful Iznik tiles and stained glass windows, and soak up the peaceful atmosphere.
You may never have heard of it - unless you live in Turkey - but this is Amasra, possibly the most beautiful port in the Black Sea. The city has a long history and at one point was even part of Ancient Greece. It is popular amongst Turkish holiday makers, but isn't as well known outside the country. If you are looking for a different type of beach holiday this summer, Amasra might be just what you are looking for.
One of the things that I can’t get enough of about Marrakesh is the mix of textures, colors, materials and styles.
They all work together so beautifully and the design possibilities are endless 😍.
The architecture, the design inspiration, the materials...so exciting 😁!
Back in Singapore and missing this bunch so much! Was so heartened by their enthusiasm throughout the teacher training at the International Islamic School in Magetan, and made me miss my kids so much. ❤️ Will share more about the amazing experience soon, especially for those who've been asking what I was doing! (time to blog again!) #thetudungtravels#alwaysateacher
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These are the ruins of the monastery of Buhayra, the monk that the Prophet Muhammad ﷺ met as a child when travelling to Syria with his uncle.
While there, we were told the story of a lady who walked over the entire area of the monastery heel to toe with the hope that her foot might be placed upon the same spot that he ﷺ once stood. Through the doorway below stands the horse and cart we travelled on. ~ @suniachoudhary in #Bosra
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This woman seemingly appeared from nowhere as we drove past a sand dune with these colorful little camels she made.
Handicrafts come in all shapes and sizes in Morocco, but they all serve as a source of income for a lot of the people who live here.
Join us as we explore these and other forms of #art and #design. Details in the bio 👉🏾. 💙🇲🇦
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This man, at 92 years young, has been casting beautiful silver jewelry for decades.
Even though it was Friday he graciously showed us how he produces his pieces.
These are the types of experiences that can endear a country to you. To connect with people on a basic human level...it’s beautiful. 💙🇲🇦
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Aside from the incredible architectural design details you’ll find here in Morocco, the craftsmanship is really very personal. The artists take pride in creating these works of art and it takes time.
These are not mass produced by machine, they are mass produced one at a time, by hand.
I spent maybe about 10 mins with Toufik trying to paint and keep my hand steady while not ruining his work. 🤦🏾♀️ it’s not as easy as it looks!
Our next adventure will include seeing amazing artists like this and more. Details in the bio for your next chance to join us. 👉🏾
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I never had the intention of writing about how it feels to be a traveling Hijabi till I recently read an online post about how a fellow Hijabi was humiliated while being on a train trip without any offered help from the other passengers. That post left me feeling both mad and sad. Mad about how no one bothered to help another human and sad about how fearful of one another we are becoming. I thought maybe if I show you our side of the story you might have a moment to reflect on your feelings and convictions. I just spoke my heart showing two opposing encounters without any judgement nor blame. I only wish that you keep an open heart and mind while reading my newest blog post, link in bio, and maybe, just maybe give yourself a chance to seek the truth ✨The picture is from when I went chasing waterfalls in #wales two summers ago 💦🙂💙 #thewanderlustinghijabi#solotraveler#travelblogger#beingaveiledtraveler#hijabiblogger#hijabitraveler
Selma playing dress-up on the terrace of the @vineyardcavehotel in Cappadocia. I was actually trying to take a shot of the setting, but she kept climbing all over it , so I figured she could become a prop too!
One thing that I really loved about Cappadocia was staying at this family-run cave hotel. When we arrived one of the first things we noticed was that the fridge was fully stocked with water (still and sparkling), fruit juice cartons and little cakes. I assumed that using any of these would incur an extra charge, but incredibly, it was all provided at no extra cost! For anyone who has been travelling for hours on end to reach their destination - not to mention with a tired child in tow - it is little gestures like this that can leave a lasting impression. Thank you for your warm hospitality @vineyardcavehotel.
Today, we at #msafirimuslim are celebrating the forgotten history of a thousand years of Muslim heritage. Muslim civilization is responsible for the origins of many of the most fundamental ideas and objects. Most notably and the nearest and dearest to our travel addicted hearts:
1. The ability to fly. 🛩“Abbas ibn Firnas was the first person to make a real attempt to construct a flying machine and fly," said Hassani. In the 9th century he designed a winged apparatus, roughly resembling a bird costume. In his most famous trial near Cordoba in Spain, Firnas flew upward for a few moments, before falling to the ground and partially breaking his back. His designs would undoubtedly have been an inspiration for famed Italian artist and inventor Leonardo da Vinci's hundreds of years later, said Hassani. #whatmuslimtravelban
2. You can also thank Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) for your minty fresh breath. 😁
3. Hospitals. Ahmed Ibn Tulun hospital in 9th century Egypt provided free care for anyone who needed it -- a policy based on the Muslim tradition of caring for all who are sick.
4. Music.🎻 5. Cameras 📷 Next time you take that travel selfie say Alhamdullilah for Islamic knowledge 🙌🏾 #creepingsharia
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You don't need to travel abroad to enjoy the beauty of nature and God's creation. Visit someplace different this weekend - go forth and explore 🏃♂️
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As I was walking around the Medina I began to notice “improvements” happening that are changing the face of the architecture in the city.
Some of the changes are giving a more modern feel to the Medina, and not necessarily in a good way.
Hoping that these are not wholesale changes, only isolated! 💙🇲🇦 #inspiredwandering#medina#morocco#marrakech#architecture
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When you come to Marrakech it’s easy to see what’s at eye level.
But when you come to an opening in the buildings, take a minute to look up and around.
There are beautiful surprises hiding in plain sight.
Our next adventure exploring these hidden surprises is in the bio 👉🏾. 💙🇲🇦 #inspiredwandering#africa#architecture#morocco#marco
"How arrogant can we be when we ask for specifics from God? To ask to be given a specific thing at a specific time in a specific way - so we know better than God and His plans? Remember the story of Prophet Moses and his dua: “My Lord! Truly, I am in need of whatever good that You bestow on me!” (28:24)? He was then given everything he needed in the best of manners with a prayer that relied entirely on Him and His wisdom." __
Early morning shake-up today over breakfast and what I'd sorely needed. I've been praying for something so specific and putting myself in a state that oscillates between confidence and anxiety, and this completely unsolicited reminder calmed my heart and reorientated my perspective. Perhaps it's something you need to read today too. ❤️ #thetudungtravels
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The design and creative inspiration here in Marrakech is endless 😍🇲🇦.
🙋🏾♀️ I’d like to just live here as caretaker, please and thank you. This beautiful house turned museum is a dream, Musee De Mouassine. 😍
Come get inspired on our next journey, details in the bio 👉🏾.
Decided to spend some time at the mosque today and saw the cutest lion doing the lion dance in front of Masjid Muhammad Cheng Hoo right here in Surabaya. Chinese New Year vibes everywhere. ❤️ Y'know, every time time I feel out of my depths, visiting and spending time in a holy space (be it mosque, church, temple whatsoever) always helps me get grounded and centred again. Does that happen for you too? 🤗