Culture

Pre-Islamic Arab Class Systems: Bourgeoisie, Proletariat, and Slaves

Pre-Islamic Arab Class Systems: Bourgeoisie, Proletariat, and Slaves

Each society has its own vocabulary that divides classes and segments according to the provisions of wealth and power. The discrepancies within monarchies and in…

7 of 2016’s Best Literary Jewels

7 of 2016’s Best Literary Jewels

As 2016 comes to an end, it’s necessary to look back at the books that helped shape it. We can’t reduce the thousands of amazing…

Leading Atheists in Muslim History

Leading Atheists in Muslim History

Most people probably do not know that Arab and Islamic history has its fair share of atheists and skeptics of Abrahamic religions. The official history…

10 Must Watch Arabic Films from the Dubai International Film Festival

10 Must Watch Arabic Films from the Dubai International Film Festival

“Prepare Yourself!", is the exciting slogan of the 13th Dubai International Film Festival taking place from the 7th till the 14th of December 2016. This cinematic…

Seized History of the Arab World: The Most Distinguished Arab Treasures Around the World

Seized History of the Arab World: The Most Distinguished Arab Treasures Around the World

Under colonialism, many countries seized numerous rare archeological artifacts from the Arab world. In the Louvre Museum in Paris, there are 5000 Egyptian archeological artifacts,…

Arab Underground Music: Politics, Revolution, and Social Change

Arab Underground Music: Politics, Revolution, and Social Change

With the wave of Arab uprisings that swept the region, underground music groups achieved a widespread success. But who benefited from whom, the underground groups…