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The Trail of Islam in Ancient Korea

SHAFAQNA- Contrary to popular belief, Islamic history in Korea and Korea-Middle East relations predate the Korean War by more than a millennium. Striking artifacts from the fourth and fifth centuries allude to an ancient history of commercial…

Life on Seoul’s ‘Muslim Street’

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SHAFAQNA - “Koreans who have visited Turkey visit my shop for these sweets,” says Ebru Uzun, the Turkish proprietor of a Turkish bakeshop in Itaewon, the Muslim district of Seoul. “This street is the home of halal food in Seoul, it’s…

KTO publishes guidebook to attract Chinese Muslims

SHAFAQNA  - Korea's tourism industry is introducing programs to attract Chinese Muslims to Korea. The Korea Tourism Organization (KTO) said Thursday that it has published its first Chinese-language tour guidebook designed…