Hummus with a side of harmony in Israel — Common Ground News article on an diverse community, lives side by side in historical city of Acre under unique social climate

by Leigh Cuen Acre, Israel – Out of dozens of popular restaurants in the Old City, Hendy Sohela of Sohel Hummus is the sole woman running her own business. The restaurant’s walls are decorated with Qur’anic verses, images of the Dome of the Rock and a mounted TV screen, which broadcasts footage from the Islamic…

Watch the video on how 3000 Jews and Arabs come together to call for an “independent Palestine” in Jerusalem on 15 July 2011 – CG News Video

    ***** http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wWZaq_o7e6g Solidarity in a march for Palestinian independence This week’s video highlights a historic joint Palestinian-Israeli march on 15 July in central Jerusalem. In a unique cooperative effort between the Israeli solidarity movement and the Palestinian Popular Committees of East Jerusalem, more than 3000 Jews and Arabs came together to call for…

A Brief Discussion on Avicenna’s Madhab – Compiled by Simerg

Oil painting by a Neapolitan painter, 17th century, of an Arabic man of learning, presumably Avicenna, who is seen holding a snake over a book of herbal recipes. Photo: Wellcome Library, London. Copyright.  Just as Arabs, Turks and Persians all like to claim Avicenna as their own, the Ismailis like to consider him to be…

Women’s rights & nikahnama – By Anwar Abbas at Dawn Com

“[IN matters of civilised behaviour] women have the same rights over men as men have over women” — Al Quran (2:228). The Arabs of the ‘age of ignorance’ often indulged in infanticide of girls. Even a woman in a marriage was not held as an equal companion who participated in the life and decision-making of…

Video on Doha Debates: “This House believes that Arab revolutions will just produce different dictators” – BBC

Click the link to watch the video: http://www.thedohadebates.com/debates/player.asp?d=93 Related Posts from our archive The Doha Debates: Arabs don’t believe revolutions will spawn new dictators. February 22 2011 BBC’s December Doha debate and the follow-up article: Education is much important without freedom of speech which can be achieved by the aducated classes says Prof. Nagla Rizk ->>>>><<<<<-

The Marrakech Art Fair: Morocco’s Art Market Awakens – Qantara.de

Moroccan art is being roused from a deep slumber. The “Marrakech Art Fair” has just come to an end, Morocco’s first trade fair for contemporary art. And the country’s artists are sensing fresh impetus in the nation’s art scene. Alexander Göbel reports ***** “Appetite for modern art”: The young generation of artists in Morocco has…

Islam: Empire of Faith. Part 1,2 & 3: Prophet Muhammad and rise of Islam (full; PBS Documentary)

Part 1 of the famous PBS Documentary “Islam: Empire of faith” produced in 2000.http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/film.htmlThis part is about the Ras… more about “Islam: Empire of Faith. Part 1: Proph…“, posted with vodpod Part 2 of the famous PBS Documentary “Islam: Empire of faith” produced in 2000.http://www.pbs.org/empires/islam/film.htmlThis part is about the Awa… more about “Islam: Empire of…