Episodes: Masonry

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E3: Who was Emir AbdelKader, the hero of humanity?

I grew up Muslim and British. Some people use their differences as an excuse to keep away from other people. Their universe is limited to those who look like them, or sound like them, or pray like them. But even from a young age, I wanted to believe that we had more in common than...

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E2: Who was Emir AbdelKader, the hero of humanity?

Over three hundred years ago, a poorly-armed Algerian Muslim leader battled one of the best-equipped armies in the world – and against all odds, held his ground. For a while.  The story of that struggle, and the legacy of that warrior, is one of the greatest stories in Islamic history. That warrior was of course...

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E1: Who was Emir AbdelKader, the hero of humanity?

In the heart of Middle America, in the northeast corner of the State of Iowa, there’s a small town, a town so tiny it doesn’t even have a traffic light. In 1846, Timothy Davis founded that settlement, and named it Elkader, after an Algerian Sufi whose exploits had taken the Western world by storm. What...

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S2E8: Palestine Pt 8 – 1400 OMG

The Madrid Talks was the first major attempt at discussion between Israel and the Arab Nations. It was headed by President George H.W. Bush and Secretary of State James Baker III. A Palestinian-Jordanian Delegation joined the talks. The importance of this event is that it was the first major event where the Palestinian question was...

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S2: Episode 7: My journey to Salah

It’s our last episode for Season 2 🙁 Leanne throws her first salah party! She gets to choose 1 salah. She invites her friends to play with her outside but something happens… Alhamdullillah 🙂 Enjoyed this episode? This season, please share and give us 5-star rating on Apple, Stitcher, Spotify Podcasts. If you would like...

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S2: Episode 6: Save water

Save water “Splash! Splash!” Khadija and Lamees splashed all over the place!It was bath time and they loved playing for hours in the bubbly water. “Woohoooo!” cheered Lamees.”Let’s make another big splash!”Woosh! she jumped up and down and the water filled the bathtub and went over the sides of the bath covering the floor! “Oops!” said khadeja “I think...

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S2E7: Palestine Pt 7 – 1400 OMG

Where is this conflict heading? Is there a plan, a happy end, reconciliation? What does the future hold for the people in these lands? These are the questions going through the minds of millions of people around the world regarding the Palestine/Israel saga. Over the past three episodes, we dove into the history of Palestine...

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S2: Episode 5: No one sees me

No one sees me Noah quickly hid his money box under the bed. “Are you okay Noah?” said his big sister Salma, as she stood at the doorway. Yes yes. I’m fine. Noah snapped. Salma was confused. What was Noah up to she wondered?! Mum was calling them to dinner, so Salma quickly rushed downstairs forgetting all about what had...

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S2: Episode 4: Basma and Stardust

Basma and Stardust Basma couldn’t stop biting her nails. She was nervous because it was her first horse riding lesson. She loved horses, and had wanted to ride for as long as she could remember. But now – when it was her chance to try it for the first time – she was getting cold...

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S2E6: Palestine Pt 6 – 1400 OMG

Another ten years passed of relative peace, yet tension, in region. Then, in 1967, the famous Six Day War occurred. It began in May 1967, Nasser orders naval blockade of the Gulf of Tiran to protest the Israeli diversion of the Jordan River. Out of fear of an Arab attack as revenge for 1948, Israel...

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S2: Episode 3: The Whispers

The Whispers “Idris, is disgusting he eats ants!” the children whispered at lunchtime. Zara heard the whispers and her heart sank. The other children told her that she could only play with them if she passed the whisper onto the next person. Zara felt sad for Idris, he was such a kind boy and she knew he...

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S2: Episode 2: No more plastic

No more plastic “Wohoooo” screamed omar as he put his head out of the bus window. His year 4 class were on the way to the waterlife park for a school excursion. Omar and his friends were having somuch fun laughing, playing, and eating. “Pass me the chips packet” shouted Omar. “It’s finished!” Issa said....

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