Tag: Jordan

Al-Jallad on Pre-Islamic Arabian Inscriptions

tabsir , October 19th, 2021

One of the foremost scholars of the pre-Islamic languages and inscriptions of the Arabian Peninsula is Dr. Ahmad al-Jallad. Here is a Youtube video of a lecture he…


The Baraka of Wheat

tabsir , October 18th, 2021

This is a great idea. Back to the human roots of agriculture… Read about it here.


Not “just tools”: The framework of equivalence and cochlear implants in Jordan by Timothy Y. Loh

Timothy Y. Loh , June 15th, 2021

“Should all deaf children learn sign language?” This seemingly innocuous question was the theme of a roundtable article published in the influential journal Pediatrics in 2015, which compiled…


A different perspective on “child marriages” among Syrian refugees in Jordan

standplaatswereld , February 9th, 2021

By Marina de Regt For years, humanitarian organisations in Jordan and Lebanon have been concerned about the increasing number of “child marriages” among Syrian refugees. While early marriages…

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Localising support to displaced populations during and after Covid-19

Dorien Braam , July 4th, 2020

As Covid-19 continues to spread at a worrying pace, refugees around the world run the double risk of being hit by the virus and by the negative impact…

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Theorizing Humanitarianism for an Islamic Counterpublic #MUHUM

Basit Iqbal , July 3rd, 2019

Closely attending to Muslim theorizations provides an opportunity for social scientists to stop asking such questions as ‘what is so Islamic about Islamic humanitarianism?’ or ‘do Muslim humanitarians…


A City Called Gaza

William M. Cotter , June 5th, 2018

When the aging stretch taxi made its way out of the parking lot of the Rafah Terminal in the southern Gaza Strip I remember being struck b…


The Emergence of “Divorce Before Consummation” as a Legal Category in Jordanian Sharia Courts #fictions

Geoffrey Hughes , May 3rd, 2016

Today’s inquiry into the nature of legal fictions takes us to Jordan’s government-run Sharia courts, where the concept of “divorce before consummation” (ṭalāq qabl al-dakhūl) has become something…


The Plight of Syrian Refugees

Anne Kelsey , August 27th, 2015

This past June, I participated in a CIEE (Council on International Educational Exchange) International Faculty Development Seminar in Amman, Jordan, and Istanbul, Turkey, focusing on the plight of…

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Open Access to Middle East Journals and Newspapers

tabsir , May 31st, 2015

For anyone doing research on the Middle East for the past two centuries, there is an incredible archive online. Details below: Alphabetical List of Open Access Historical Newspapers…