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The greatness of the Islamic arts

The greatness of the Islamic arts

The difference between one art and another is civilizational. The arts are expressions of the sense of belonging to different…

Creativity

Creativity: The Product of a Mind Whose Wonders Have No End

The relationship between freedom of thought and creativity is a relation between prelude and result, because freedom of thought ends…

Islamic Arts When The Senses Are Twisted

Islamic Arts: When The Senses Are Twisted

Yes, it did happen! It happened to me. My ears could hear and my eyes could see. It might have…

The Kabah

The Architecture of the Three Holy Mosques.. Places to Visit

Makkah Designed with polished slabs of blue-gray marble, the outer walls of the Holy Mosque are fascinating, without exaggeration. Equally…

Palestine: A Homeland Lost

Homeland Lost by reportage photographer Alan Gignoux is a photographic essay that juxtaposes the portraits of individual Palestinian exiles and…

Bab al-Qattanin

Jerusalem’s Forgotten Architectural Heritage – The Mamluks

After Salah ed-Deen liberated Jerusalem from the Crusaders in 1187, major architectural restorations began which would leave their mark on…

From Here to Timbuktu

Egypt was home to two of the seven wonders of the ancient world. The Lighthouse of Alexandria and the Great…

Metro Goldwyn Mayer

Metro Goldwyn Mayer: One of the Oldest and Most Influential Studios in Motion Picture History

In our Profile series, we continue presenting the Major Studios in Motion Picture productions. These huge media conglomerates contributed and…

Iranian Cinema earns International Prestige

Iranian Cinema earns International Prestige

The image of post-revolutionary Iran depicted in the Western mass media over the past two decades has been almost uncompromisingly…

Women In Andalusia... Not Only a Poet

Women In Andalusia… Not Only a Poet

Despite the numerous studies which were written on women in Andalusia, Dr. Aid’a Khaled insisted on choosing the same topic…

The Art Of Islamic Architecture

The Art Of Islamic Architecture

History, Architecture, Art? History: a means for understanding the present and a way into the future. Architecture: the faithful mirror…

Diaries, An Art Popularized By War

Diaries, An Art Popularized By War

High intensity conflict is a primary emotion that may reveal the inherent capacities of an individual or a group. The…

Art In Palestine

Art In Palestine

The Early Experiments Prior to 1948, Palestine witnessed little activity in the field of arts. What few attempts or experiments…

The Barbizon School

The Barbizon School

In the aftermath of the Romantic Revolution of France, a new art movement emerged called The School of 1830 or…

Book Review Islamic Science Fiction

Book Review: Islamic Science Fiction

Few Muslims have thought about using science fiction as a Da’wah tool. However, Jamshed Akhtar, an electrical engineer with varied…

Censorship In The Arab-Islamic World In The Information Age

Censorship In The Arab-Islamic World In The Information Age

Without a doubt, in many societies the issue of censorship is not blatant anymore. But in Arab and Islamic societies,…