I base a lot of my work on Qur’anic scripture because it is, after all, the source of Arabic calligraphy. Calligraphy’s purpose is to express the Qur’an’s words.
The paradigm of news consumerism has shifted drastically, and no one’s quite sure how to deal with it.
In February 2014, young Yemeni activists launched Yemen Inside Out, a photography project aimed at breaking outside conceptions of Yemen and revealing the true nature of the country’s youth, hopes, […]
In stark contrast to the flowery, metaphorical poetry common in Syria before the revolution began, today’s poems emerging from the war-torn republic are explicit and visceral, graphic and raw.
As a student of Middle Eastern studies, people often ask me, “So what’s the difference between Sunnis and Shiites, and why are they always fighting?”
Having lived in France with a French family for a year as a pre-teen, I have some insights into the culture clash that gave rise to the Charlie Hebdo tragedy.
Suleiman Bakhit made an effort to visit elementary schools around his university after being the victim of a racially motivated assault at his university in Minnesota after 9/11. He wanted […]
Amid the myriad religious sects, alliances, charged narratives, and rapidly-shifting combat climate, it’s hard to stay up-to-date and accurate–so we’ve outlined the basics for you.
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