Tasnim Baghdadi

Tasnim Baghdadi is a German digital illustrator of Moroccan heritage. Currently studying towards a Masters degree in Asian and Islamic Art History, with a focus on the art and architecture of the Middle East, Tasnim also works as a freelance artist in the fields of digital illustration, graphic design, and photography. Tasnim, tell us a little bit about yourself and your work? I am ...

Jabeen Ghauri

My life and my art are old friends. We are linked in a mutual appreciation of the natural world, both evolving and maturing together. I was fortunate to have found once more, in the second half of my life, the friend of my youth whom it seems had never left me. A visit to Australia in 2005 turned my life around. Walking downhill to a river in the intense afternoon light, I could ...

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Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

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Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

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Yemen: understanding Houthi motives is complicated but essential by Ian Black

The country attracts attention due to the jihadis of al-Qaida, but for Yemenis the Houthi movement is a far more important player.

Islamic history is full of free thinkers - but recent attempts to suppress critical thought are verging on the absurd by Ziauddin Sardar

The West's best hope of dealing with the rise of Islamic extremism is to challenge the doctrines manufactured by religious scholars past ...

Orphans of Modernity and Broken Pens by Dr Mohammed Moussa

Two brothers wrought unspeakable violence against their own fellow citizens in the streets of Paris. Victims included journalists and police ...

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CM13: Race

Hassan Mahamdallie thinks that the colour line will blight the twenty-first century, Shanon Shah argues that Islam and race have combined to produce a complex identity, Robert Irwin exposes the dark side of the Arabian Nights, Hugh Kennedy relates the story of the revolt of the Zanj slaves, Ziauddin Sardar denounces the bigotry of the Gulf states, Avaes Mohammad ...

Are we helping to ‘radicalise’ Muslim youth with our collective ignorance of Islam? by David Thomson

Could white, educated, privileged, liberal, non-Muslims have a hand in their fate and one of the keys to their redemption in our ...

Satire in the Muslim World: A Centuries-Long Tradition

"Can't they take a joke?" That's the question that came up after the 2005 Danish cartoon controversy and now, again, after the ...

Wahhabism to ISIS: how Saudi Arabia exported the main source of global terrorism

Karen Armstrong writes although IS is certainly an Islamic movement, it is neither typical nor mired in the distant past, because its roots are in ...