Tag: YouTube Watch

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…


Persian Kamancheh Music

tabsir , May 22nd, 2021

This new recording by Misagh Joolaee is sad but enthralling at the same time. Read about it and listen on the Qantara Website.


Damascus Heritage

tabsir , April 29th, 2021

For an impressive website devoted to the heritage of Damascus, check out “Damascus Heritage.” There are several Youtube videos accessible from the website. I especially like the im…


Googling Ibn Majid

tabsir , April 1st, 2021

One of the most famous Arab navigators is the Omani Ahmad b. Majid, who flourished in the latter half of the 15th century. If you google his name…


Cairo in 1920

tabsir , February 20th, 2021

This is an interesting Youtube video posted by Mostafa Khalifa. It has the voice of Munira al-Mahdiya with footage taken in Cairo and Alexandria in 1920.


Baba ‘Aris (1950)

tabsir , February 9th, 2021

Youtube has quite a few old Egyptian films with music, dancing, the colorful Egyptian dialect and some very strange plots. Baba ‘Aris is well worth watching… For details…


Marvels and Wonders: Al-Qazwini and Beyond

tabsir , February 8th, 2021

There is a fascinating talk on Youtube by Travis Zadeh on marvels and wonders in Islamic texts, especially the many versions of al-Qazwini.


Egyptian agriculture in 1920

tabsir , February 4th, 2021

reaping There is an early 1920 video on Youtube with views of agriculture, bread making, spinning and weaving in Egypt at the time. No details are provided on…