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The Heart of Soul and Jazz from US Muslims over the past 100 Years

Many Muslim jazz musicians who developed bebop as a genre were converts to Islam, or were in bands heavily influenced by converts. Writer Denise Oliver Velez takes us on whirlwind tour across the decades.

Turkmenistan Unravels the Ancient Culture & Agriculture of Anau

he Ancient Culture of Anau Conference, organized by the Institute of History and Archaeology of the Academy of Sciences, saw well-known historians, archaeologists, ethnographers, orientalists, eminent professors and young scientists convene from around the world in Turkmenistan this week.

All Eyes on Brunei’s Designers at Indonesia Fashion Week 2024

It's a month of high heels and haute couture in Jakarta as Bruneian Fashion Debuts Bold Prints at Indonesia Fashion Week 2024

Qatar Fine Arts Association showcases 37 Works at Elite Exhibition in Katara

The Qatari fine arts movement continues to meet strong demand, with Qatar Museums working behind the scenes to entice international buyers to discover Qatar's established and emerging artists.

Ayatollah Khamenei Says Poetry Reflects its People, Places and Power

Ayatollah Seyed Ali Khamenei convened with Tehran’s literati and poets at the Imam Khomeini Hussainiyah in Tehran to emphasise the role poetry plays in shaping one’s own history as well future narratives in the age of social media.

Old Moroccan Tradition Heralds New Spring Orange Blossoms

A foreshadowing of paradise for some, Moroccan sisters get their distillation coppers brewing orange blossom teas and honey-laden pastries to welcome the Spring.

Document on Human Fraternity Signed by Grand Imam of Al-Azahar and His Holiness Pope Francis

The Document of Human Fraternity is being regarded as one of the most significant in contemporary human history. It contains a set of lofty humanitarian principles aimed at promoting the values of dialogue and coexistence among all people, irrespective of their differences.

Sheikha Bodour Opens Chapters of Islamic Art Carpets Exhibition

Chair of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi inaugurates the Chapters of Islamic Art Carpets Exhibition, at the House of Wisdom in Sharjah this month.

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Ex-Banker Finds Success and Satisfaction in Modern Malay Delish

According to Hock Kee Kopitiam Founder Nick Ng, leaps of faith require having a firm belief in what you’re doing and to take on challenges one task at a time.
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Indonesian President Talks Bi-lateral Trade with State Visit to UAE

President of the Republic of Indonesia H.E. Joko Widodo begins his two day state visit to the UAE this week, with the expectation to further strengthen bilateral trade across the financial and energy sectors.

How Unhealthy Assumptions Cannibalises Islam

Author Mariya bint Rehan discusses the paradoxical outcomes of social media influencers' pantomimes of ‘Muslimness’ and argues that in doing so, Islam is often portrayed as ludicrous and absurd.

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NZ Gymnast Samadiana Fariz Flips Stereotypes with Double Dips and Twists

As part of its ongoing CHILL Campaign, the Islamic Women’s Council of New Zealand (IWCNZ) discuss Gymnast Samadiana Fariz, an accomplished gymnast and coach whose achievements challenge perceptions of Muslim women in sport.

Sheikha Bodour Opens Chapters of Islamic Art Carpets Exhibition

Chair of the Sharjah Investment and Development Authority Sheikha Bodour bint Sultan Al Qasimi inaugurates the Chapters of Islamic Art Carpets Exhibition, at the House of Wisdom in Sharjah this month.
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