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    Post anything about the UK here that would interest muslim visitors. This can include your favorite halal food joints, parks, activities to do, warnings, places to avoid, must-see's, top educational institutions, hospitals, halal business etc. Pictures are a plus

    I'll update this post with information as it comes in for easier navigation. You can start out with your local cities and let us know how they are!
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    Re: TRAVEL THREAD: UNITED KINGDOM

    Wa alaykum assalam,

    Being a West-Midlands girl, I'm going to give Birmingham a big thumbs up for *any* one who finds themselves near enough while in the UK. I'm not from there, but my tiny town is hardly interesting lol, and I frequently visit Birmingham which is just half-an hour drive from where I live.

    It has an amazing amount of multiculturalism - in certain areas you will see Muslims from countless ethnicities, from Somalis to Arabs to Pakistanis to Afghans, and there are countless restaurants and eating places to match.

    I'll go into more detail later on, as it's quite late. However, there are several roads which are just filled to the brim with Islamic-oriented stores, from books to clothing to perfumes to house decorations, even miswaks. The roads are Coventry Road, Alum Rock Road, Ladypool Road and Stratford Road - highly recommend visiting them.
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    I will be looking forward to this thread as I'm hoping to visit UK one day inshallah
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    Dont come to the UK, it's shite. stay where you are... my parents made a massive mistake coming to this cold and dull land mass full of barbaric customs and alcohol abusers

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    Quote Originally Posted by Scimitar View Post
    Dont come to the UK, it's shite. stay where you are... my parents made a massive mistake coming to this cold and dull land mass full of barbaric customs and alcohol abusers

    Scimi
    Come on Scimi, try to be positive It's just a helpful thread for those who do find themselves there, whether travel, doing a semester there, or for work. It's good to have a directory and to support each other. I think the beautiful thing about having an Ummah is knowing that we are all over the world. For me for example, it feels good to see a fellow hijabi in a place where there aren't many, or a brother praying salaah amongst strangers...it warms my heart lol.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *charisma* View Post
    Come on Scimi, try to be positive It's just a helpful thread for those who do find themselves there, whether travel, doing a semester there, or for work. It's good to have a directory and to support each other. I think the beautiful thing about having an Ummah is knowing that we are all over the world. For me for example, it feels good to see a fellow hijabi in a place where there aren't many, or a brother praying salaah amongst strangers...it warms my heart lol.
    They'll go back skint, and with a flu and some other bugs...not to mention "what the eyes see, they cannot unsee".

    I like my town, coz I know the people, but england is shite.

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    They'll go back skint, and with a flu and some other bugs...not to mention "what the eyes see, they cannot unsee".

    I like my town, coz I know the people, but england is shite.

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    is it that bad? Are you scarred for life? What town are you in?

    I'll just say Heathrow airport is the worst I've ever been to...I'd stay away just for that lol. BUT then again, I love eating so I hear you guys have great food festivals, curries, and farmer markets.
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    Wait... heathrow is the best part about England... the departure lounge anyway

    My town? created on the dope sound, another shake n kick - holes in the ground
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    Quote Originally Posted by Scimitar View Post
    Wait... heathrow is the best part about England... the departure lounge anyway

    My town? created on the dope sound, another shake n kick - holes in the ground
    Heathrow scares me. I was so happy to see so many ethnic people working there..but they're all bad eggs lol, so tough. I saw this pretty little desi chick in airport uniform tell a white man off real bad for not doing what she asked it was so unexpected. Then you have the shady workers who were acting friendly but asking those questions that hit the gut. The accents are cool though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *charisma* View Post
    Heathrow scares me. I was so happy to see so many ethnic people working there..but they're all bad eggs lol, so tough. I saw this pretty little desi chick in airport uniform tell a white man off real bad for not doing what she asked it was so unexpected. Then you have the shady workers who were acting friendly but asking those questions that hit the gut. The accents are cool though.
    If you can't handle Heathrow, God bless you when you hit rush hour.

    I have no idea why people would find a concrete jungle, attractive.

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    If you can't handle Heathrow, God bless you when you hit rush hour.

    I have no idea why people would find a concrete jungle, attractive.

    Scimi
    It's actually very low on my list, but one day I hope to visit only to say that I've visited Next on my list is Zanzibar or Sri lanka, may allah allow me (and all muslims) to live with good health to see the world ameen. I'll be making more travel threads as I figure out where members here are living or where they've visited inshallah.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *charisma* View Post
    It's actually very low on my list,
    I have no idea why its even on your list. What attracts you to this nation which holds so much animosity against Islam and Muslims?


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    but one day I hope to visit only to say that I've visited
    Oh what? Just so you can tick it off your list? Stupid lol

    Quote Originally Posted by *charisma* View Post
    Next on my list is Zanzibar or Sri lanka, may allah allow me (and all muslims) to live with good health to see the world ameen. I'll be making more travel threads as I figure out where members here are living or where they've visited inshallah.
    Sri Lanka is shite too, full of racist and zenophobic hindus. Fare well

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    I have no idea why its even on your list. What attracts you to this nation which holds so much animosity against Islam and Muslims?


    Oh what? Just so you can tick it off your list? Stupid lol



    Sri Lanka is shite too, full of racist and zenophobic hindus. Fare well

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    Yes just so I can tick it off my list. Allah's lands are vast and beautiful and I want to visit as much as I can. Even though there are haters everywhere, there are Muslims everywhere too. And as for Sri Lanka, it's freakin beautiful, don't you dare lol.
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    it's absolutely full of retards atm,

    but sure, get flurry

    just don't forget your joppers when you leave

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    waiiit, do you wanna go and see that giant foot carving?

    Supposedly Adams footprint ?

    When it is well known that the Indians of ancient pasts had carved entire cities out of stone? what would a foot take to carve? 40 hindus in dhotis?

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    I didn't even hear about the foot, that's weird.

    I wanna go for this:



    oh and the elephants.
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    Dont come to the UK, it's shite. stay where you are... my parents made a massive mistake coming to this cold and dull land mass full of barbaric customs and alcohol abusers

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    Tsk tsk. Is that all you have to say for the land which you gave you your ironic sense of humour?

    It ain't that bad, look past the rain and fog and the people and there's something just very nostalgically charming about England.

    Oh, and if you happen to come to the West Midlands, definitely go to the Jeffcock Chippy. It's like famous around here and I haven't ever eaten fish and chips so good.

    So, one +1 point for the UK: fish and chips.
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    And I think it's a natural feeling. To want to visit countries you haven't been to before. I like England, although sometimes I can't quite understand why people want to choose it as a holiday destination - but that's probably because I'm used to it.

    And if you really want to see that 'nostalgic charm' of the UK - forget the cities and explore the countryside. Much more rewarding.
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    Perfectly said @noraina . I've learned to change my perspective in the places I've lived, and look at them as if I had never been there before. It's crazy how much more beautiful this world becomes when you look at old places with a tourist's eyes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by *charisma* View Post
    Perfectly said @noraina. I've learned to change my perspective in the places I've lived, and look at them as if I had never been there before. It's crazy how much more beautiful this world becomes when you look at old places with a tourist's eyes.
    We so take for granted the beauty all around us.

    A couple of months ago I took my camera to take a few pictures of the local area's natural sights. And down my street there are dozens of pink blossom trees outside some old Victorian-style white houses. It just struck me at how astonishingly beautiful it was even though I have been living in this area my whole life and have passed that area countless times. I just never noticed it.

    And I'm the sort that if someone goes sightseeing with me, I don't may much attention to famous landmarks and shops you can find on any old map , I take them to those unknown, unnamed places only someone who knows the area like the back of their hand would know of. Like the quirky bookstores or art shops and the bluebell fields or the dove nests. The places you don't find on maps are much more interesting to me.
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