FORTY TATARS IN THE LITHUANIAN COUNTRYSIDE: ONE VILLAGE’S 600 YEARS OF ISLAMIC HISTORY by Tharik Hussain, VILNIUS About twenty minutes’ drive south-west of the Lithuanian capital, Vilnius, just past the settlement of Pagiriai, a dusty tree-lined road heads west behind a little red Di
Lithuania’s Love Minaret Author: Tharik Hussain If you didn’t know it was there, you’d never find it. The old dirt path that crosses the railway track leads to a blue heritage sign that only says “50m” and has an arrow underneath pointing left. Seemingly towards just a load of trees.
Muslims heritage of Europe A part time travel writer, photographer and blogger – Tharik Hussain – will be visiting Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia from Sunday 2nd August till 15th August, 2015. He is British, Western, Muslim, specialising in the Islamic stories of Europe, Mu
“O mankind, indeed We have created you from male and female and made you peoples and tribes that you may know one another. Indeed, the most noble of you in the sight of Allah is the most righteous of you. Indeed, Allah is Knowing and Acquainted.” (Quran 49:13) On two Saturdays of May
Contrary to many Western or Northern European countries, Islam was known in Lithuania since the Middle Ages. In contrast to the other European societies at that time Lithuania was known by high levels of ethnic diversity and relative religious tolerance and freedom. Lithuanian tatars