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Dr. Tàriq Al-Juharì held a conference at the Center for Arab West Understanding. Moreover, he briefly discussed three major points, and then moved to answering the questions. Dr. Al-Juharì focused on three topics: the first one was: the idea of Sufism. The second one: He discussed the current...
Dutch journalist and Arabist Eildert Mulder is deeply impressed by the book Ihya ‘Ulum al-Din’ [Iḥyā’ ‘Ulūm al-Dīn] by the medieval Islamic scholar Abu Hamid al-Ghazali [Abū Ḥāmid al-Ghazālī] (c. 1058 – 19 December 1111), parts of which have great value for those who wish to understand human...
I had very mixed feelings about attending an intercultural summer school in Cairo which focused on Muslim-Christian relations. I have always had a complicated relationship with religion. Throughout my life God has always been abstract and absent. Perhaps I wouldn’t go as far as saying ‘God is dead...
Cornelis Hulsman and interns of the Center for Arab-West Understanding have frequently contributed to the Maadi Messenger, a community magazine that is distributed in Maadi, Cairo, Egypt. This is also where the office of Arab-West Report is located. This time the Maadi Messenger asked Cornelis...
Dear Sir, When I started my journey from India, I had a few apprehensions, few worries, few concerns and a lot of hopes. Over the time, the apprehensions and worries blurred, concerns vanished although my hopes grew stronger. Hopes to venture into something adventurous, hopes to learn something new...
Once again Syria’s suffering takes the starring role in a documentary about an underground field hospital in Aleppo, Doctor Ḥamza al-Khatīb and his daughter Samā, who was born while the hospital was getting bombed. Again Syria’s pain is nominated for an Oscar and honored by the world with a gold...
The modern world is marked by the ideological clash that everyone is involved in whether as participants or victims.  In order to understand the world correctly, the real sources for these concepts that control this world and their meanings have to be known.
Migration means being uprooted, not only from the country you live in, but also from the social networks that you have build up throughout the course of your life. Now the migrant has to build a new life in a new country. 
 Without prior notice an American drone bombed the car of a group of military leaders affiliated with Iran and its proxies - the Popular Mobilization Forces and the Lebanon-based Ḥizbullāh - on their way to Bagdad airport. The attack led to the death of General Qasem Soleimani, the most important...
The Iranian Revolutionary Guard announced that it had targeted the American military base ʿAyn al- Asad in Iraq’s al-Anbār province in revenge for the United States’ killing of Qasem Soleimani, one of the Revolutionary Guard’s top leaders.  Ten ballistic missiles had fallen on the ʿAyn al-Asad base...

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