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Guardians of Thrones: When Women Ruled the Muslim World

Guardians of Thrones: When Women Ruled the Muslim World

The ancient East knew women leaders who were successful rulers of kingdoms, yet authority in Islamic history has been exclusively reserved for men. The succession…

Jazz in the Arab World: Early Attempts and New Fusions

Jazz in the Arab World: Early Attempts and New Fusions

During the cold war between the United States and the Soviet Union, Jazz music was a strong card for the Americans with which they influenced…

Egyptian Women Shake the Internet to Their Tabla

Egyptian Women Shake the Internet to Their Tabla

It is believed that bongo drums are the oldest music instruments known to humans. They were first found in the ancient civilizations of India and…

Muslims in Comic Books: From Kamala Khan to Faiza Hussain

Muslims in Comic Books: From Kamala Khan to Faiza Hussain

Graphic novels have come to occupy a highly respected position, defying stereotypes that suggest that comics are strictly for children by building a long and…

A Visit to Iraqi Kurdistan’s First Bookstore Café

A Visit to Iraqi Kurdistan’s First Bookstore Café

Though bookstore cafés in Europe, or even in most Arab countries, are by no means a revolutionary idea by now, one little establishment named Book…

Ashekman Take on Challenge to Create World’s Largest Aerial Graffiti

Ashekman Take on Challenge to Create World’s Largest Aerial Graffiti

In the past weeks, Beirut has been brimming with news and rumors of what is expected to be the largest work of aerial-view graffiti in…