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A Crack in Civilisation: The Splitting of the Inward and the Outward

By |2022-02-16T07:24:52+02:00Feb 16th, 2022|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Hikaayat: Men|Tags: , , , , , , , |

In 571 BCE, the Ch’ang Sage, Lao Tze wrote the Tao te Ching, which is an extraordinary text dealing with the inward dimensions of man. His contemporary was the great statesman Confucious who wrote the

The Mystery of the Qur’an Sold for £7 million

By |2021-09-16T12:14:54+02:00Jun 18th, 2021|Categories: All Topics, Articles, Articles Featured, Articles Latest, Expressions|Tags: , , , , , , , |

On 25 June 2020, Christie’s auction house in London made history. In their first in-person auction following the first set of pandemic lockdowns, they sold a Qur’an for £7 million - the highest price ever

Ramadan in Art and Literature

By |2021-04-30T15:31:15+02:00Apr 29th, 2021|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , |

Ramadan in Art and Literature: From Ramazaniye to Ramy The observance of Ramadan marks a significant time in the calendars of Muslims around the world who welcome it as a month of increased worship and

A Turkish American Story: Selma Ekrem’s ‘Unveiled’

By |2021-03-19T16:40:30+02:00Mar 19th, 2021|Categories: All Topics, Expressions, Reviews, Reviews Featured, Reviews Latest|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Since I moved back to Turkey, I’ve been meaning to re-read Turkish American writer Selma Ekrem’s Unveiled: The Autobiography of a Turkish Girl (1930). And I was able to last weekend. Ironically, the first time I read

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