Channels with their scheduling based around religious themes have become increasingly common in the TV listings. So much so, that all religious denominations are now beginning to create channels designed to express their identities. Nour TV is a television station that focuses exclusively on Islam and aims to provide support to Muslims as they follow their faith. Many programmes are broadcast that deal with issues surrounding spirituality. Based in Dubai, this religious channel provides a real anchor in the growing audiovisual landscape of the Arab world. With a daily schedule of inclusive and diverse programmes, it is sure to go further and reach an even larger audience in the Islamic community. Though its programmes consist mainly of sermons, Nour TV is also a vehicle for Muslim teaching with important religious events receiving special coverage. For example, broadcasts in Persian are dedicated to supporting believers during the annual Ramadan period. Similarly, highlights of the annual pilgrimage to Mecca are transmitted as they happen. Occasionally, this reporting is so live and direct that Nour TV viewers who are glued to their screens really feel as if they are making the trip themselves. On a daily basis, viewers can follow programmes and teachings on various issues related to the Islamic faith, as well as on current affairs. To achieve this, the Nour TV television channel invites Imams and other specialists to talk about and enlighten viewers on a variety of topics, including issues that are normally considered to be taboo.