Category: Knowledge & Culture

Alchemiya – Our Reason for Being

| 15/02/2018 | Reply
Alchemiya – Our Reason for Being

The driving force behind Alchemiya is our love of global Islamic culture, art, music, design, food, and we want to share that with as many people as we can.

This culture has produced some of the most iconic objects in the world: the Taj Mahal, Persian carpets, Uzbek embroidery, Arabic Calligraphy. These buildings, objects and ideas illustrate the high points of Muslim creative expression and are valued by everyone. They also inspired us to define values for Alchemiya that encapsulate the intention behind them, to be productive, peaceful, creative and to strive for excellence.

Our purpose is “To offer inspirational content that reflects the rich culture of the Muslim world”. Alchemiya exists in the digital world, with no physical presence but behind it lies the same intentions that created these beautiful objects. We approach our work with the same care and hope for the same result…to lift the human soul and fill it with joy.

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Yunus joins Dubai ruler to help shape UAE’s welfare project

| 08/10/2015 | Reply
Yunus joins Dubai ruler to help shape UAE’s welfare project

The UAE is seeking assistance from Nobel Laureate Muhammad Yunus in designing a massive welfare programme it launched on Sunday to combat poverty.

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Indonesia: Joint seminar on Halal food production and certification

| 10/09/2015 | Reply
Indonesia: Joint seminar on Halal food production and certification

Research and development on halal food conducted by universities in Indonesia are expected to improve the quality of halal certification.

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Dubai may become global capital of Islamic economy

| 25/03/2015 | Reply
Dubai may become global capital of Islamic economy

Experts and scholars in Islamic finance are deliberating ways to enhance Dubai’s Shariah credentials at the three-day Islamic Economy Fiqh Forum.

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UAE: Islamic economy conference opens in Dubai

| 24/03/2015 | Reply
UAE: Islamic economy conference opens in Dubai

Gulf News Image Credit: Zarina Fernandes/ Gulf News Mutlaq Al Jasser (left), Shouqi Dunia, (moderator), Hayel Tashtoush and Abdullah Al Shami at the Islamic Economy Fiqh Forum which runs from March 22 to 24 at the Dubai World Trade Center.     Forum follows chain of events as emirate bids to make itself Islamic banking […]

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Dubai: Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed inaugurates the Islamic Economic Fiqh Forum

| 23/03/2015 | Reply
Dubai: Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed inaugurates the Islamic Economic Fiqh Forum

“This is the beginning of the formation of a legislative doctrinal reference to Islamic economic action at the global level.”

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Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

| 22/03/2015 | Reply
Alchemiya TV – ‘like Netflix for Muslims’

Alchemiya, a digital TV channel that has been compared to Netflix, aims to show Islamic culture at its best. Afghan skateboarding? A call-to-prayer contest? New Muslim channel has it all .

Alchemiya, an on-demand streaming platform that will provide a global home for Muslim documentaries, lifestyle programmes and feature films, is the brainchild of Navid Akhtar, a senior producer with more than 20 years of experience at the BBC and Channel 4.

Navid will be speaking about Alchemiya, and in particular his experience with crowdfunding at the World Halal Summit in Kuala Lumpur on 1-3 April

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UAE: Forum to highlight Dubai as capital of Islamic economy

| 17/03/2015 | Reply
UAE: Forum to highlight Dubai as capital of Islamic economy

The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department, in Dubai is to hold the Islamic Economy Fiqh forum on March 22-24 to shed light on 34 out of 49 researches accepted.

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UK: True story of Mughal emperor who built Taj Mahal makes London debut

| 30/01/2015 | Reply
UK: True story of Mughal emperor who built Taj Mahal makes London debut

It dramatises the true story of Shah Jehan, the Mughal emperor famous for building the Taj Mahal, and the victory of his elder son Aurangzeb over his younger brother, Dara Shikoh, to succeed him.

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UK: The first Sharia’h compliant crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube

| 27/01/2015 | Reply
UK: The first Sharia’h compliant crowdfunding campaign on Crowdcube

Alchemiya Media has today received a certificate from leading Islamic scholars confirming that its crowdfunding campaign on CrowdCube is Sharia’h compliant. Crowdcube has confirmed that this is a first on their platform.

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Turkey: A historical campus offering a bright future

| 30/12/2014 | Reply
Turkey: A historical campus offering a bright future

At Sabahattin Zaim University, they aim to educate young people who will shape the future in the fields of Islamic finance and Halal food.

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State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

| 08/12/2014 | Reply
State of Global Islamic Economy Report & Indicator 2014/2015

The Islamic Economy covers 7 main sectors: Islamic Finance, Halal food, Halal travel, Modest Fashion, Halal Media & recreation, and Halal pharmaceutical & cosmetics.

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China: Silk Road Economic Belt and Halal Industry Seminar

| 05/12/2014 | Reply
China:  Silk Road Economic Belt and Halal Industry Seminar

The experts discussed the construction of the Silk Road economic belt and a study on the development measures of Halal industry.

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Opinion: Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

| 18/11/2014 | 1 Reply
Opinion:  Christians and Muslims have co-existed peacefully before and must do so again

“Shall I not inform you of a better act than fasting, alms and prayers? Making peace between one another: enmity and malice tear up heavenly rewards by the roots.”

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Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
Canada: North America’s first Islamic art museum to open in Toronto

A shiny new Islamic art museum and cultural centre will open in Toronto next week, becoming the first of its kind in North America.

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UAE: DIAC and Academic Partners Host Networking Event to Support Islamic Economy Vision

| 14/09/2014 | Reply
UAE: DIAC and Academic Partners Host Networking Event to Support Islamic Economy Vision

Dr. Khalid Abdul Aziz Mohammed Ali Jinahi gave a detailed account of the seven pillars that have been identified in representing important sectors of the economy.

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UAE: Representatives of the Dubai Int’l Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Village visit INCEIF

| 18/03/2014 | Reply
UAE: Representatives of the Dubai Int’l Academic City and Dubai Knowledge Village visit INCEIF

DIAC and DKV reps – the world’s only Free Zone area dedicated to Human Resource Management and learning excellence – visit INCEIF campus.

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Malaysia: Sixth Borneo International Islamic Conference

| 20/09/2013 | Reply
Malaysia: Sixth Borneo International Islamic Conference

The two-day conference will see the presentation of 100 working papers on various academic disciplines, such as halal, waqaf, tithe, Islamic economy, education, marketing and manuscripts with regards to Islam in Borneo.

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Interfaith Gold Medallion Awarded to Journalist and Campaigner Fuad Nahdi

| 12/11/2012 | Reply
Interfaith Gold Medallion Awarded to Journalist and Campaigner Fuad Nahdi

The 3 Faiths Forum Interfaith Gold Medallion for 2012 has been awarded to Fuad Nahdi, Executive Director of Radical Middle Way and the founding publisher of the pioneering magazine Q-News, for building bridges between peoples of different faiths.

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Millions of pilgrims head to Mina as Hajj 2012 officially kicks off

| 24/10/2012 | Reply
Millions of pilgrims head to Mina as Hajj 2012 officially kicks off

Around four million pilgrims were heading to Mina, where they will spend their night before heading to the Mount of Arafat in the early hours of Thursday. Wednesday is the first official day of the pilgrimage.

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