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    Hazim Noordin

    Address: 19 Correction Wynd Aberdeen AB10 1HP. Just off Union Street, 30 seconds walk from St Nicholas Centre; 1 minute walk from Aberdeen City Council (Marischal college) & 3.5 minutes walk from Union Square

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    Hazim Noordin

    A mini musallah but a quiet place to perform solah while in Aberdeen city centre. Flipflops provided for wudhu, and also chair for those that does solah in seating position.

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  • 10 of Scotland's Most Breathtaking Attractions

    Why visit Scotland? You will find that majority of the top attractions in Scotland are often surrounded by some of the most gorgeous, wild scenery that you can experience. There are some great places to visit in Scotland by car too, where you can absorb the beauty of the Scottish highlands or hike on nature trails and observe the flora and fauna of the countryside. 1. Loch Ness The site of the famous Loch Ness monster legends, Loch Ness is a 23 mile and 52ft deep loch in the Scottish highlands. While the loch and natural landscape is breathtaking by itself, some of the top attractions in Scotland include the ruins of Urquhart Castle, Fort Augustus and the village of Drumnadrochit in Urquhart bay. The view of the loch when viewed from the castle ruins are some of the must-do experiences in Scotland. 2. Fairy Pools, Isle of Skye The Fairly Pools  are one of the most beautiful natural attractions in Scotland, with crystal clear pools of water surrounded by unique rock formations and enchanting waterfalls located near the River Brittle. Visitors can take an enjoyable walk and explore or even swim in these pools. 3. The Angus Coast The long drive along the Angus Coast from Dundee to Aberdeen is a great way to take in the natural attractions in Scotland with ideal places to visit in Scotland by car. With a breathtaking view of the Grampian Mountains, Angus Glen and seaside resorts decorating the coast, this is a scenic route that must be taken. 4. Cairngorms National Park  Some must-do experiences in Scotland include visiting the natural attractions in Scotland - this includes paying a visit to the Cairngorms National Park. Six of the five highest mountains in Scotland can be viewed here and the wild natural landscape is perfect for the best sightseeing in Scotland. Hiking, rock climbing and whitewater rafting are some top activities in Scotland that can enjoyed at the Cairngorms. The areas are a natural habitat for rare wildlife and plants, some of which are endangered or protected. 5. Finnich Glen  Finnich Glen is 100ft deep gorge that is said to have been used by the ancient druids as a meeting place. As one of the must-see sights in Scotland, it does not disappoint with mossy walls of red sandstone and natural water flowing through the gorge. A circular rock known as the Devil’s Pulpit and a staircase known as the Devil’s staircase were carved around 1860. 6. Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park Visiting this amazing natural park is one of the must-do experiences in Scotland for nature and wildlife lovers. There are 2 forest parks located within the natural park – Argyll Park and Queen Elizabeth Park, including several small towns and villages as well. There 21 munros some of which are over 3000ft. 7. Killiecrankie This small picturesque village is located close to a unique gorge that was created by the River Gary. Some of the top activities in Scotland can be enjoyed here – such as bungee jumping into the gorge and kayaking. During different seasons, various types of flora and fauna can be observed in their natural habitat. The Soldier’s Leap also provides a great spot to take in the Scottish scenery. 8. Scott’s View, The Scottish Borders Scott’s View is one of the top attractions in Scotland and is said to be Sir Walter Scott’s favorite viewpoint. The River Tweed, three peaks of the Elidon Hills including the Black Hill creates a serene and rural landscape that looks different depending on a sunny or rainy day. 9. Skara Brae, Orkney Island Skara Brae is an ancient Neolithic site that used to be a village. There 8 stone buildings huddled together with stone furniture and cooking hearths built on the inside. There have been many historical artifacts and utensils that have been found in the area, and Skara Brae is a UNESCO World Heritage site being Europe’s most complete Neolithic village. 10. Lukentyre Sands, Outer Hebrides Lukentyre Sands is one of most scenic and largest beaches on the west coast of Harris. The blue-green crystal clear waters and a white sandy coastline paired with the surrounding rocky terrain makes this beach something unique. Lukentyre Sands  is one of  the must-see sights in Scotland that cannot be missed Muslim-friendly facilities in Scotland Muslim travelers can find Muslim-owned Halal restaurants in Scotland, however, some of them might not have certification. You can always ask the staff if the food is Halal or stick to vegetarian and seafood items to be safe, or even ask the locals to direct you to Halal restaurants. Mosques in Scotland can be found in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Dundee where there are three main central mosques in these regions including a number of other mosques too. ...

  • Royal Scotsman

    A great cruise train for those looking for a detailed tour of the Scottish countryside in luxury settings. The Royal Scotsman offers one of the best travel experiences. Believed to among the most luxurious trains in the world, the train has a maximum seating capacity for 36 guests and offers private cabins and also large observation decks for guests to see the untouched countryside. Itineraries: The Royal Scotsman offers seven types of itineraries varying from two to seven nights.The Highland Journey lasts for 2 nights and traverses 540 miles starting from the Edinburgh Waverley Stationmoving towards Perth and then back to Edinburgh on Day 3. On Day 2 the train reached Rothiemurchus Estate where you can enjoy a variety of activities. Another trip is the Western Journey which lasts for 3 nights and travels 660 miles. The Royal Scotsman leaves Edinburgh in the afternoon and touches Glasgow, Wemyss Bay, Loch Lomond and Fort William and reaches back to Edinburgh on Day 4. The Classic Journey takes you 720 miles across some of the finest sceneries and travels for 4 nights. This journey starts from Edinburgh traveling through Dundee, Montrose, Aberdeen, Keith, Inverness, Plockton, Dalwhinnie and Perth and finally terminates at Edinburgh on Day 5. Get an insight into the finest properties of Scotland by taking the 4 Nights Country Homes & Gardens Journey. The entire journey covers 720 miles and starts from Edinburgh taking you through Edzell Castle, Keith, Plockton, Kyle of Lochalsh, Logie House, Rothiemurchus Estate and Pitmuies Garden and finally terminates at Edinburgh on Day 5. Combine the traditional Highland and scenic Western journeys in the Grand West Highland Journey that lasts for 5 nights. A perfect combination of the Classic and Western journeys is the Grand North Western Journey, which lasts for 7 nights.If you are looking for something special then take the Grand Tour of Great Britain, which is a 7 nights itinerary that travels through Scotland, England and Wales. The journey starts from Edinburgh and terminates in Edinburgh on Day 8. Cabins: The coaches in Royal Scotsman offer four single, two double and fourteen twin State Cabins. Each of these cabins has been luxuriously designed with individual temperature control, ceiling fans, dressing tables, hairdryer and cabin service call buttons. The beds have comfortable mattresses and feather and foam pillows. Dining: The food on the Royal Scotsman is not halal. The dining cars have been pleasantly designed in mahogany paneling and lavish fabrics. Alternatively, there are formals and informal dinners hosted for guests on board. The best part of being on board the Royal Scotsman is the observation deck, which is perfect to enjoy the journey and the amazing views of the countryside. The observation deck has convenient sofas and armchairs for guests to sit back and enjoy the views. The charges of the Royal Scotsman differ according to the type of journey that you opt for.  ...

  • A Weekend Getaway in Hong Kong

    Hong Kong is an exciting city that offers visitors with a plethora of attractions. Set amidst beautiful natural surroundings, Hong Kong is also known as the Oriental Pearl. The city is also one of the leading banking and financial centres. Itinerary Day 1:   After Fajr: Early Morning to Mid- Day Destinations TsimShaTsui Promenade: It is one of the prime spots in Hong Kong with lots of shops, museums and cafes. Spend 2 hours along this street. Hong Kong Museum of Art: Features excellent collection of Chinese art and antiques. Can take about 2 hours.   Mosques: Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre Halal Restaurants: Ebeneezer's Kebab, Istanbul Express, Bismillah Fast Food, Aladdin all located along TsimShaTsui.   Afternoon: Afternoon to Evening Destinations. Kowloon Walled City Park: Classic Chinese Garden with a long history. Worth visiting. Spend 1-2 hours here. Hong Kong Museum of History: Take a peek into the history of Hong Kong. Spend 1-2 hours here. Mosques: Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre Halal Restaurants:Ebeneezer's Kebab, Istanbul Express, Bismillah Fast Food, Aladdin, Lahore Fast Food, Woodlands International Restaurant, etc. Evening: Evening Destinations and Dining Options. Avenue of Stars/ Hollywood of the East: Located along the TsimShaTsui waterfront promenade. Spend an hour here. Nathan Road: Excellent for shopping. It is the most popular street in Kowloon. Mosque: Kowloon Masjid and Islamic Centre Halal Restaurants: Ebeneezer's Kebab, Istanbul Express, Bismillah Fast Food, Aladdin, Lahore Fast Food, Woodlands International Restaurant, etc.   Day 2: After Fajr: Early Morning to Mid- Day Destinations. Aberdeen: A calm fishing village where you can take a sampan ride to get a better peek into the area. Spend about an hour here. Repulse Bay: A beautiful beach with clear blue waters. The spot is excellent for relaxing and enjoying water activities. Take about 2-3 hours to relax in this environ. Mosques: Jamia Mosque (about 8Km from Aberdeen close to Victoria Peak) Halal Restaurants: No halal restaurants within close vicinity.   Afternoon: Afternoon to Evening Destinations. Ocean Park: One of the best theme parks that has aquariums and also a marine education centre. Spend 3-4 hours here. Mosques: Jamia Mosque (about 8Km from Aberdeen close to Victoria Peak) Halal Restaurants: No halal restaurants within close vicinity. Evening: Evening Destinations and Dining Options. Victoria Peak: The highest point in Hong Kong that gives amazing views of the cityscape and surroundings. Relax in this area for an hour. Central and SoHo: Walking around the area and enjoy an excellent shopping experience. Mosques: Jamia Masjid at Shelly Street Halal Restaurants: Habibi Café, Jashan Celebrating Indian Cuisine, Oh Food Arabic Halal Cuisine, etc. Miscellaneous:  If you have an extra day, spend it at the Disneyland Resort located on the Lantau Island. Restaurants: Throughout Hong Kong there are several halal restaurants serving Afghani, Chinese, Middle Eastern and Asian cuisines.  Souvenirs: Suits, electronics, chopsticks, porcelain, traditional Chinese clothing, tea, etc. Transportation: The best way to travel around is by public transport. You can take mass transit rail, trams, buses or ferries. Taxis are also a convenient means of travelling around.    ...

  • Visiting Pinehurst, North Carolina for the US Open

    North Carolina is a southern state in the United States of America, which offers its visitors an array of activities in its three distinct regions which are; the mountain region, piedmont and its coastal region. Blue Ridge and Smokey Mountain is where tourist could go to enjoy outdoor activities such as hiking, skiing and mountain climbing. The fast growing cities like Charlotte and Raleigh dotting the piedmont can be visited for its museums, skyscrapers and historic neighborhoods. While the state’s coastal region of Wilmington and its secluded barrier island in the outer banks can be visited for kite surfing, fishing and a fun day out in the sun and sand. Raleigh is North Carolina’s capital and houses most of the states cultural institutions and museums. North Carolina is home to the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, which is the most visited national park in the country while Pinehurst is home to the states famous golf course. Pinehurst is a village in North Carolina and is best known among those who like to golf and for its beautiful golf courses. Its most famous golf course is golf course number 2 where the US Open has been held twice and is set to host the 2014 US Open as well. The championship golf course is very green and mostly flat and stretches 7335 yards. It is one of the 8 courses that make up the world famous Pinehurst Resort. For the first time in USGA history Pinehurst no. 2 will host the US Open and the US Women’s Open in consecutive weeks starting on the 12th of June and ending on the 22th of June. The US Open will be held from the 12th-15th and the US Women’s Open will be held from the 19th-22th. Pinehurst has had the privilege of hosting some of golf’s most prestigious events and has a legacy of over 100 years which is why every golfers wish list includes Pinehurst no. 2 as a must play golf course. The golf course was designed by Donald Ross who blended Scottish course style with North Carolina’s sand hills to create a fusion of design which is a challenging layout and is also stunningly beautiful. For those traveling to Pinehurst for the US Open the most convenient way to get there is to use the Raleigh, Greensboro or Fayetteville airports. These airports are about an hour away from Pinehurst and visitors to Pinehurst Resorts are provided with airport shuttle as well as transport within the Pinehurst area as well. Public transport is not available in this village so visitors could hire a car or bike if necessary. Those attending the US Open need to read the guidelines and rules that visitors need to follow as disrupting the game might cause officials to ask you to leave. Bringing snacks from outside, phones and photography are all prohibited during the game. Other activities that visitors to Pinehurst could enjoy after golf, is horse riding which is a popular activity in the area; with harness tracks and many horse farms in the area. There is also Tufts Archives, which is a specialty museum, and Sandhills Horticultural Gardens. The famous Seagrove potteries are nearby with hundreds of potters offering their wares and if you do purchase one of these masterpieces, most will even ship it for you. The Weymouth Woods-Sandhills Nature Preserve houses the world’s oldest longleaf pine tree; visitors could relax in this serene sandhill pine forest and even take home a giant pine comb. Visitors could also go downtown to the village of Pinehurst and the towns of Southern Pines, Aberdeen, Cameron, and Carthage and explore and discover the charming and unique shops and galleries. Muslim travelers visiting Pinehurst for the US Open need to know that not many Muslim-friendly facilities are available. Although three masjids are located around this area, namely; Masjid Al Madina, Masjid Omar Ibn Sayyid and Islamic Society-Carilinas, where Muslim visitors could offer their prayers if needed, halal restaurants are hard to find. Muslim visitors could inquire at the mosque regarding halal restaurants or they could dine at vegetarian or seafood restaurants. Muslims could also travel to other parts of North Carolina where halal restaurants are located. Another option would be to dine at local restaurants that cater to various dietary requirements such as vegans; however Muslim visitors need to make sure that non halal ingredient’s are not used....



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