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CM36: Destinations

Samia Rahman explores potential directions of travel, Ebrahim Moosa considers the influences that affect our choices of Destinations, C Scott Jordan takes a long, meandering walk around Kuala Lumpur, Hafeez Burhan Khan waxes lyrical about his wanderlust, Shanon Shah charts his Qur'anic expeditions, Amro Ali plans the future of Arab exiles in Berlin, Robert Irwin joins European travellers to Muslim lands, Boyd Tonkin traces the diverse histories of Thessaloniki, Marhabbat Nurov, Natalya Seitakhmetova and Zhanara Turganbayeva recount the recently discovered multicultural history of Kazakhstan, Saimma Dyer explores inner dimensions, Eric Walberg meets his fellow Canadian Muslims, Tamanna Rahman is (almost) trapped in Covid-19 Cuba, Chandrika Parmar looks for directions in disaster-stricken areas, Ziauddin Sardar has a princely encounter in Assisi, Iason Athanasiadis is disillusioned by developments in his native Athens, Zainab Rahim watches Baghdad Central, Abdullah Geelah visits Britain's mosques and Mevlut Ceylan and a string of Turkish poets, from the nineteenth century to the present, reflect on delights of Istanbul.

Also in this issue: Katharina Schmoll considers if ISIS widows can be forgiven, Shehnaz Haqqani decries patriarchy, the last poems of Abdel Wahab Yousif, the young refugee known as Latinos, who died crossing the Mediterranean, and our guide to ten synthetic wonders.

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