Sherife Slocum Arslan is a feature writer with a focus on Islam, Ottoman social history and urban history.
Referred to as “the greatest journey of a lifetime” by the 14th century traveller Ibn Battuta, pilgrimage to the Kaaba has been a source of blessings for Muslims around the world for 1,400 years. Here's how my journey to the holy sanctuary unfolded.
Made of ground orchid roots and milk, salep has been a staple cherished on the streets of Istanbul and in Turkish homes for centuries. Here's what makes it so special.
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