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Helen Zughaib: When Global Crises Become Compelling Personal Narratives

Helen Zughaib: When Global Crises Become Compelling Personal Narratives

Helen Zughaib, perceives her art as humanitarian, and transforms global crises, like exodus, into aesthetically and ethically compelling personal narratives.

Shaving Practices: the "Halal" & the "Haram"

Shaving Practices: the "Halal" & the "Haram"

Al-Bukhaari and Muslim narrated from Abu Hurayrah that the Prophet (PBUH) said: “The fitrah is five things – or five things are part of the…

Window Into Tangier

Window Into Tangier

Tangier: the city whose landscape is like a palimpsest of histories, cultures and cosmopolitan identities.

Outlaw: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

Outlaw: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

“Who did you vote for?” asked my friend. Our evening had turned political after a few beers (as is the case with most evenings where…

The Horrendous Case Of The Collective Rape On A Moroccan Bus

The Horrendous Case Of The Collective Rape On A Moroccan Bus

A minute long video was shared on social media platforms on the 20th of august, showing a horrendous scene: a group of four teenagers, all…

Life after Daesh for the Women of Mosul...

Life after Daesh for the Women of Mosul...

“the group's powerful propaganda spread the idea that the customary hijab alone was not enough. If a woman really wanted to be religiously and morally committed, the niqab was the only choice.”

Young & Beautiful: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

Young & Beautiful: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

“Why did you do it ? You’re so young and so beautiful. You’re smart and you have you entire life ahead of you. Why do…

Marrying for your country: On institutionalized marriage and Egyptian nationalism

Marrying for your country: On institutionalized marriage and Egyptian nationalism

"Marriage is the cornerstone of manhood and a principle of national allegiance. A man who does not marry is like a deserter from the army:…

Karantina: City of Outsiders

Karantina: City of Outsiders

I only knew of Karantina because as an undergrad student trying to get to university in Beirut, I used to drive through it in order…

Hooligans: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

Hooligans: From the Diary of an Arab Millennial

I am not a big sports fan. My reasons lie in the patriarchal values the enterprise promotes. Athletes can be forgiven for pretty much anything-…