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Islam and Jail: the Prophet Used Wives' Houses and Mosques as Prison Facilities

Islam and Jail: the Prophet Used Wives' Houses and Mosques as Prison Facilities

Not only was Al-Masjid Al-Nabawi in Saudi Arabia's holy city of Medina a mosque and a meeting point of the Prophet and his companions, but…

A City of Gardens, Greeks and Turks: the City of Sanaa in the 19th Century

A City of Gardens, Greeks and Turks: the City of Sanaa in the 19th Century

"The city is very beautiful, the houses are large and wonderful, fully built with cut stones and brownish-red bricks. Roads are wide and clean, people…

What Would Ancient Egyptian Music Sound Like, If We Could Hear It?

What Would Ancient Egyptian Music Sound Like, If We Could Hear It?

Though there has been no historical evidence, as yet, of Ancient Egyptian musical notes, recently, a project has been undertaken by a university professor to…

The Celebrity Victims of Fatwas in Saudi Arabia

The Celebrity Victims of Fatwas in Saudi Arabia

Armed with an arsenal of fatwas [religious edicts], a number of Saudi sheikhs gathered forces to launch a campaign aiming to revile singing, and by…

Arabs in Concentration Camps: The Forgotten Victims of Nazi Germany

Arabs in Concentration Camps: The Forgotten Victims of Nazi Germany

Tucked away into oblivion, undisturbed by the curiosity of historians, very little is known of the Arabs who shared cells with the Jews of Nazi…

The Harems of Egypt in the Eyes of an English Voyager

The Harems of Egypt in the Eyes of an English Voyager

The harem has always been a source of curiosity for historians, having acquired an air of mystery and secrecy, in addition to its alleged role in…