Category: Culture

UK: Ramadan through the generations

| 10/04/2018 | Reply
UK: Ramadan through the generations

Asda has been leading the way with their extensive Ramadan range, catering to both the younger and older generations.

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HalalFocus Supporting Alchemiya

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
HalalFocus Supporting Alchemiya

With the realisation that what we watch – consume – with our eyes and ears and imaginations is just as important as what we put in our mouths, supporting video-on-demand operator is a natural extension of our work on HalalFocus.

More than that, success for Alchemiya also means the spread of the all-important messages of peace, productivity and creativity; messages that are a natural antidote to radicalisation and Islamophobia. Alchemiya brings more peace and well-being to our own lives and the lives of those around us.

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Alchemiya – riding the crest of market forces

| 24/01/2018 | Reply
Alchemiya – riding the crest of market forces

Streaming video on demand, geared for the Muslim millennial digital consumer, offering inspiring lifestyle content, delivered via apps to mobile devices in Southeast Asia.

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You are what you watch!

| 21/12/2017 | Reply
You are what you watch!

What we consume through our eyes, our ears and our consciousness has just as profound an effect as what we eat. Arguably even more so.

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Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

| 25/09/2017 | Reply
Muslim women present ‘opportunities and challenges’ for marketers

Muslim women in Southeast Asia favour Japanese brands, shop online regularly and are more career driven and cosmopolitan than ever before, according to a study.

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UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

| 07/03/2017 | Reply
UK: Meat sector ponders over potential development of Halal Assurance standards

AHDB is currently considering introducing assurance standards for both stunned and traditional Halal sheep meat.

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Eid greeting from HalalFocus

| 13/09/2016 | Reply
Eid greeting from HalalFocus

The Quran commemorates in an honourable mention, the great sacrifice of Abrahim and his son Ismail, for which there exists no parallel in history.

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Opinion: A starter’s guide to Islamic entertainment

| 29/03/2016 | 1 Reply
Opinion: A starter’s guide to Islamic entertainment

Islamic-oriented and family-friendly entertainment? Nine examples of what you need started to keep up with the scene.

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Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

| 17/08/2015 | Reply
Online streaming site dubbed the ‘Muslim Netflix’

With films documentaries on Islam and Muslims the on-­demand video-streaming service Alchemiya has already attracted some industry buzz as the “Muslim Netflix”

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China practices double standard with Muslims

| 08/06/2015 | Reply
China practices double standard with Muslims

Chinese authorities ordered Muslim shopkeepers and restaurant owners in a village in Xinjiang to sell alcohol and cigarettes.

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UAE: From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

| 14/04/2015 | Reply
UAE: From film to fashion, Dubai bids to be creative capital for Arab world

Move over, Cairo, Beirut and Casablanca. Dubai is launching a drive to become one of the Arab world’s top centres for art, design, film and fashion – areas that have traditionally been dominated by old Arab cities outside the Gulf.

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People who innovate: Alchemiya founder Navid Akhtar

| 15/12/2014 | Reply
People who innovate: Alchemiya founder Navid Akhtar

Alchemiya founder, British journalist and documentary producer Navid Akhtar, speaks about how he grew tired of reporting on extremism and what he has learned from his own media project development.

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Yusuf Islam at the Chicago Theatre: Cat Stevens songs and more

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Yusuf Islam at the Chicago Theatre: Cat Stevens songs and more

His gentle folk songs gave off a mystical air, thinly disguising a discontent with the shortcomings of the material world, the disconnect between generations, and the journey between stations.

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Why Kamala Khan Is The Most Important Superhero In The World

| 11/12/2014 | Reply
Why Kamala Khan Is The Most Important Superhero In The World

Meet Kamala Khan. Aside from being female, she’s a young teenager with normal teenage problems; over-bearing parents, sibling rivalry, a small set of trusted friends, and a general inability to be part of the ‘popular’ crew. Of course, all this typical teenage angst is complimented by the fact that Kamala is also part of the Muslim community in Jersey City.

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Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

| 09/12/2014 | Reply
Might Malaysia one day have ‘halal’ and ‘haram’ TV shows?

A broadcast network executive has floated the idea of “halal” certification for films and TV shows as a way to allay concerns among a segment of Muslims.

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UK: Alchemiya – TV In Good Faith

| 14/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Alchemiya – TV In Good Faith

Tired of flipping through television channels and finding programs that are either dull and boring or morally degrading? – you may want to tune in to Alchemiya. It is a good, clean entertainment venue for the whole family.

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UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

| 11/11/2014 | Reply
UK: Alchemiya TV – reframing the image of Islam

Alchemiya sets out as a new and unique online television channel that aims to “present the world’s best content about Muslim life”.

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The Strangers Documentary – essential viewing!

| 23/07/2014 | 1 Reply
The Strangers Documentary – essential viewing!

A unique and deeply moving record of the flowering of Islam in the hearts and lives of British men and women.

This is an exceptional film. It is, in the truest and deepest sense, an essential film. It is essential because this story has never been told, and in the midst of the endless barrage of media portrayals of the Muslims – at worst negative and at best superficial – this bit of history shines true and clear.

It is essential because it captures another essence, so rare and hard to define…the essence of people whose hearts have been turned and opened by love of God and His Messenger.

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Opinion: Fashion’s Missed Muslim Market Opportunity

| 02/05/2014 | Reply
Opinion: Fashion’s Missed Muslim Market Opportunity

Socio-economic and political developments, aided by the connectivity of the Internet, have galvanised a newly emergent Muslim consumer demographic.

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Burka Avenger – Pakistan (almost) unveils its first ever woman superhero

| 28/07/2013 | Reply
Burka Avenger – Pakistan (almost) unveils its first ever woman superhero

Burka Avenger is a mild-mannered teacher with secret martial arts skills, who uses a flowing black burka to hide her identity as she fights local thugs seeking to shut down the girls’ school where she works.

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