#BeingBlackAndMuslim: This Empowering Hashtag Is Giving Black Muslims a Voice

#BeingBlackAndMuslim: This Empowering Hashtag Is Giving Black Muslims a Voice

The empowering hashtag #BeingBlackAndMuslim is trending on Twitter, and it’s giving a voice and a platform to black Muslims everywhere. The hashtag was launched by the Muslim Anti-Racism Collaborative.     The main aim of the hashtag is to start a conversation surrounding the topic. Every since it launched, the hashtag has gone viral, with thousands […]

What Is the Morrocan Tagine?

What Is the Morrocan Tagine?

  The tagine, a Moroccan dish with a conical top, has become a major part of the Middle Eastern cuisine. It’s also a versatile dish often used for both cooking and serving. The way it has been crafted and shaped allows steam to collect and run to the base.   They are also glazed, well-decorated […]

‘A Wedding Dress Doesn’t Cover Rape’: Activists Campaign Against Lebanon’s Rape Law

‘A Wedding Dress Doesn’t Cover Rape’: Activists Campaign Against Lebanon’s Rape Law

Lebanon activists ramp up pressure on reviled rape law Lebanese activists ramp up their campaign to scrap a controversial law allowing rapists who marry their victims to go free, with a dramatic art installation of hanging wedding dresses along Beirut's sunny seaside Posted by AFP News Agency on Saturday, April 22, 2017   It is […]

Youssef Nabil: The Artist Breaking Orientalist Stereotypes and Arabic Taboos

Youssef Nabil: The Artist Breaking Orientalist Stereotypes and Arabic Taboos

When art is done containing footage or reference to the Middle East, there is a typical arsenal of imagery that pops up. From camels standing in the middle of the dessert to exotic belly dancers, to heavily gender- segregated spaces, the Middle East is more often than not portrayed as a region stuck in its […]

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary in the Most Special Way

Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque Center Celebrates 10th Anniversary in the Most Special Way

  As if you needed a reason to visit Abu Dhabi. Hajj: Memories of a Journey, an exhibition that tells the story and history of Makkah and the rituals of Haj, will open on September 19, at the grounds of Sheikh Zayed Grand Mosque.   Organised by the mosque, which is celebrating its 10th anniversary, and […]

8 Underrated Artists in Egypt That You Need to Follow on Instagram

8 Underrated Artists in Egypt That You Need to Follow on Instagram

The beauty of art is that it’s subjective, and it comes in all types and forms. Lucky for us, Egypt has a huge number of artists in all field, especially when it comes to digital art.   We went on the hunt of finding some of Egypt’s most underrated talents that you should be following! […]

You Can Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s Life at Dubai Opera with This Beautiful Show

You Can Celebrate Nelson Mandela’s Life at Dubai Opera with This Beautiful Show

by Souad Sherif

  “Our march to freedom is irreversible. We must not allow fear to stand in our way,” says the South African anti-apartheid revolutionary, politician, and philanthropist,  Nelson Mandela. His story is a rich canvas to behold; it has toured the globe, stopping off at Cardiff, Munich, London, Southampton, Dublin, Manchester and Birmingham, and now Cape […]

Attention Culture Vultures Because World Art Dubai Is Back

Attention Culture Vultures Because World Art Dubai Is Back

  The long-awaited third season of World Art Dubai is back. Zealous art lovers already marked their calendars for the three-day art fiesta which they wait for every year. The artsy event starts today until the 15th of April in Dubai World Trade Center.   The event provides a professionally curated platform dedicated to the […]

6 Locations You Can Find Nile Co.’s Absolutely Gorgeous Tiles At

6 Locations You Can Find Nile Co.’s Absolutely Gorgeous Tiles At

  If you’ve seen the list of Nile Co.’s clientele, you’ll realize that you’ve probably walked all over their art at least once in your life. They’ve done work for some of Egypt’s most popular places, including, but not limited to, universities, public institutions, hotels, hospitals, restaurants, and sporting clubs.   Founded in 1942 by […]

Egyptian Becomes First Arab Female to Win UN Prize for Street Art

Egyptian Becomes First Arab Female to Win UN Prize for Street Art

  Each year, the UNESCO-Sharjah Prize for Arab Culture rewards two laureates for their work and outstanding achievements. This year Director-General of UNESCO, Irina Bokova, will award Egyptian-Lebanese visual artist, Bahia Shehab, for her use of Arabic calligraphy in street art.   Shehab is the first female to receive the UNESCO-Sharjah award. She won the award for her project ‘No, A […]

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