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Halal Food

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The question of “Where to find Halal food in Korea?” or in fact in other countries which do not have an organisation like JAKIM in Malaysia is a big headache for Muslim travelers. People have asked me about Halal food issue in Korea and even when I am right now in Madrid, I still receive […]

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Ramadhan 1433 in Korea

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To all my Muslims friends, InsyaAllah we will start fasting from this Saturday, July 21st 2012 in South Korea. Hopefully our ibadah will be accepted by Allah. Insha Allah. Looking forward for total cleansing of the soul, mind and body in this blessed Ramadhan 1433! Subuh prayer will starts at about 3.36am and breaking fast […]

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Muslim Prayer Room in KTO Headquarter, Seoul

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This is my first time praying in KTO Headquarter, Seoul. The place is near to Jonggak Station (Line 1, dark blue) and Gwanghamun Station (Line 5, purple). If you see the huge shell statue in front of the Citibank building, just walk straight along Cheonggyecheon stream and you will not miss the building. In front […]

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Muslim Prayer Room in Korea Tourism HQ

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If you find that it’s too far going to Seoul Mosque in Itaewon to perform your prayer, there’s another good news! ^^ “The KTO recently opened a prayer room at the Tourism Information Centre on the first basement floor of its headquarters, so that Muslim tourists can visit. The carpeted room has a compass showing […]

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Halal Food in Korea: Part 2

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Source: KoreaHalal What is the meaning of Halal? Halal (Arabic:حلال, Halal); means lawful or legal) is a term designating any object or an action which is permissible to use or engage in, according to Islamic law. It is the opposite of haraam. The term is used to designate food seen as permissible according to Islamic […]

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Islam in Korea

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Assalamualaikum or (السلام عليكم) in arabic means peace be upon you. This is a greeting by Muslim as how Korean greet anyong haseyo (안녕하세요). When I returned to Malaysia back in December 2009, I was asked by the man sitting next to me in the plane – “Why do you come to Korea? There’s no […]

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Itaewon

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We went to Itaewon to visit the Seoul Mosque. Stopped by at Kebab house for lunch and later Tutie and Hanim bought some souvenirs from Hard Rock Cafe Seoul. People queuing to park their items in the locker. You can use your T-money to pay for the fee. Tutie bought tequila glass. We didn’t have […]

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Itaewon Alone

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I went to Itaewon to visit the Seoul Mosque but I slept there 1 hour instead cause of the fatigue. Hahaha.. I ate at Turkish kebab. This set is 5,900 won. The roads in Itaewon. Ladies, no high heels and please build your stamina! Hehe.. I have not had the time to check the graffiti […]

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Halal Food in Korea: Part 1

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Yeayy!! Halal Food in Korea is coming! Well, to some it’s easy to find food there but to me upon hearing this news I felt like finding my lost item, at last!! Thank you so much Korea Tourism Organization (KTO). I am starting to imagine, I could eat that bulgogi anyway. Yessss! KTO had organized […]

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What a muslim lady doing in South Korea?

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Muslim = no pork, no alcohol but that’s like a whole cultural thingy for Korean!! Majority of my Muslim friends will quiver when they heard me saying “I want to eat Tteokbokgi when I’m in Seoul!” Isn’t it HALAL? A very sensitive issue where I almost refuse to discuss with my Muslim friends but avoiding […]