Middle East

Female Sufis in the Medieval Period

Female Sufis in the Medieval Period

WOMAN WITH A SPRAY OF FLOWERS, ISFAHAN, IRAN, CA. 1595 Dr. Lloyd Ridgeon talks about the role of Sufi women in the medieval period. Ridgeone examines positive and negative portrayals of Sufi women in a wide range of texts. VIDEO: Female Sufis in the Medieval Period […]

Me and the Night | Afghan poem

Me and the Night | Afghan poem

It is night and it is not raining But my eyes burn and rain tears I don’t know what brings these tears I am not in love, nor have I thought of someone I know I pretend, I am not sure which pain it is […]

On Images of The Prophet

On Images of The Prophet

The author explores images of the Prophet Muhammad through creating an historical and cultural timeline sourced from Islamic texts, book art, and paintings.  I post this as a point of interest and insight to learn, not for debate.   I am not a Muslim, I am not knowledgeable, […]

Medieval Sephardic Music | performance

Medieval Sephardic Music | performance

Medieval Jewish music of  Spain.  Beautiful. Exotic to our ears, ethereal and rhythmic. Above is a long playlist of 26 pieces of Spanish Sephardic music.  The first performances are by “Ensemble Fontegara”.  They are period pieces featured at the beginning of the playlist.  I have not […]

יום השואה Yom Ha’Shoa

“Holocaust and Heroism Remembrance Day” Yom HaZikaron laShoah ve-laG’vurah יום הזיכרון לשואה ולגבורה; Today the world  remembers an atrocity we would not like to remember, so painful and horrid beyond imagination.   The Shoa: The Holocaust.  We also remember the perpetrators and those who worked […]

Photography by Hussain Khalaf

Photography by Hussain Khalaf

Outstanding work by Bahraini photographer Hussain Khalaf.                                     He is a freelance photographer whose work is on display, and for sale at 500px. Hussain Khalaf 500px hjmk / Hussain Khalaf


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