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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…
tabsir , October 18th, 2021
This is a great idea. Back to the human roots of agriculture… Read about it here.
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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…
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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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…