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In the name of God, Most Beneficent, Most Merciful.

Salam Alaykum, hello and welcome to the Wayfarer’s Compass.

Wayfarer’s Compass is a blog space specialising in:

  • Islamic-themed travel;
  • Traveling for seeking sacred knowledge;
  • Halal Tourism.

Here you will find travelogues, tips, advice, reviews, features, photo essays and various other multi-media that will enlighten, inspire and assist you on your spirited pursuits.

Although this blog has a Muslim focus, all are welcome to enjoy and engage in its content.

Submissions are vital for the continuity of the blog, so please submit by visiting the contact us tab of this website.

A little bit about me:

Hi, I’m Sana. I started this blog out of my passion for travelling. It has always been my dream to travel the world, document histories, peoples, cultures and learn from the immense tapestry of a spiritual legacy that has been left behind as well. Unfortunately, living out that dream can’t be a reality for every wander-lusted individual and so I have tried to live out my interests in this format, from the convenience of my laptop and with the intention of benefiting others at the same time.

My intention is to inspire people to seek knowledge through travel, to draw nearer to Allah by witnessing his wonders and to better equip Muslim travellers with the right advice so that they may be practically assisted as well. I am based in my hometown of Sydney, Australia, work full time and enjoy study of languages, arts and crafts, as well as involvement in my community.

Please have a look below at our more recent blog posts!

Hiking through Northern Pakistan, with Usman Zubair

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Hiking through Northern Pakistan, with Usman Zubair

I’ve always been intrigued by the distinct terrain and culture that Northern Pakistan has to offer. When I came across Usman Zubair’s documenting of his expedition into Naltar and Bashkaro pass, his excellent photography and videos, I thought it would be great to speak to him about his experience. I’m always keen to feature the stories of fellow Muslim travellers, especially those who venture off the beaten track – which Usman certainly did! Here’s what he had to say.

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Useful apps for the Modern Wayfarer

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Useful apps for the Modern Wayfarer

So I’ve had a little bit of fun playing around with some apps for this piece. I’ve searched for the apps I believe can be of most benefit to travellers, especially for traveller’s with the religious needs of Muslims. Some of these have also been recommended to me by others, or come to my attention through my own recent travels. In an age where our smartphones assist us to organise so much of our lives, record many of our life experiences and provide us with important information, the use and development of apps for the travellers market is exciting to observe.

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Gilan, Iran: A visit to an ancestral home

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Gilan, Iran: A visit to an ancestral home

This story begins in approximately 1095, when the great scholar, teacher and saint, Shakyh Abdul Qadir Al-Gilani, left his hometown in the province of Gilan, Persia, and ventured to Baghdad to further his studies in the sacred sciences. He was the son to the pious Abu Salih Musa al-Hasani or “Jangidost” (one who loves God) and mother, whom I only know to be “Bibi Nisa”, also a pious Saint with Prophetic lineage.

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