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“Journey forth from your own self, to God’s Self-voyage without end.”             Jalal al-Din Rumi                                                                             

 Sacred Footsteps is an online publication devoted to the concept of ‘spiritual travel’: travel with consciousness for the fulfilment of the soul.

 

MEET THE TEAM

 

Zara Choudhary

Zara Choudhary

Editor/Writer

Former SOASian. Islamic Art & Archaeology graduate. Lover of books, travel & all things green. Best travel moment? Sleeping under the stars in the desert in West Africa.

Tharik Hussain

Tharik Hussain

Editor/Writer

Ex-news journalist turned travel writer, photographer, dad, husband & full time teacher of Media and Sociology. Blogs as The Wandering Musulman. Best Travel moment? Being rescued by gypsies in the hills of Tuscany whilst backpacking as a young parent, complete with wife and hungry toddler in tow.

Mohammed Khan

Mohammed Khan

Writer

Londoner. Software Developer. Writer. Traveller. Best travel moment? Standing on the plain of Arafat with millions of pilgrims.

Sunia Choudhary

Sunia Choudhary

Graphic Designer/Writer

SOAS Arabic graduate. Graphic designer. Mother. Bookworm. Best travel moment? The year I spent in Damascus.

Ali Abdelaziz Ben Saad

Ali Abdelaziz Ben Saad

Writer

Co-founder & designer at Qayrawan Caravan. Studies Political Science & Arabic @ Seton Hall University. Instructor and ‘Uwaylim @ Safina Society. Aspiring ascetic & seeker of knowledge. Best Travel Moment? Walking into Al-Zaytuna Mosque, Tunis for Friday Prayers after the revolution of 2012.

Amber Aisha

Amber Aisha

Writer

Studying English and History at RHUL. Writer. Poetry enthusiast. Best travel moment? Hiking the little islands dotted along the coast of Fethiye, Turkey.

Mohsen Saleh

Mohsen Saleh

Writer

Travelling teacher, bookworm, spontaneous writer and impromptu tour guide. Coffee enthusiast born and raised in Sydney, Australia. Best travel moment? Trekking from Madinah, to Makkah, to al-Aqsa and finishing at the Blessed Tree.

Muhammad Ayaz Ramjaun

Muhammad Ayaz Ramjaun

Writer

French born Mauritian from Paris. Accountant. Student of knowledge. Passion for Muslim heritage & producing creative video content. Best travel moment? Seeing the stars through a clear sky for the first time in Mauritius.

Muhammad Atif

Muhammad Atif

Photographer/Writer

Traveller. Photographer. Businessman. Best travel moment? Getting lost in the desert of Mauritania.

Murtaza Humayun Saeed

Murtaza Humayun Saeed

Photographer/ Writer

Business and Law graduate from Lahore. Left a career in banking to pursue a more holistic lifestyle. Executive Producer: Blessed are the Strangers (thestrangers.co.uk). Best travel moment? Sitting inside a mosque in Morocco near the Dades Rose Valley where everyone started reading the Quran together after maghrib prayer- mesmerising!

Parisa Kharazi

Parisa Kharazi

Writer

Public Health professional living in the USA who believes travel is a means to seek God through His infinite gifts and beauty. Best ever travel moment? Hiking Mt. Kenya with my twin sister.

Shafquat Arefeen

Shafquat Arefeen

Writer

Studies Engineering at the University of Toronto. Spends hours walking all over Toronto and when he gets a chance, prints footsteps on foreign soil. Loves the adventure of reaching spots that others dare not go. Best travel moment? Climbing past the guided pathway and reaching the highest point of Gibraltar