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Education

On Orientalism and learning Arabic

بدي أهوة عربية وحمص No? How about this: Biddi ahwa arabia wa hummous. Now you can read it but it’s …

Is this a portrait of Fatima al-Fihri?

The featured image is an orientalist depiction of a woman painted by Jan Frans Portaels in 1877. As you may …

Can “confirmation bias” ever be beneficial?

What is confirmation bias? Confirmation bias is a tendency for individuals pursuing research or debate to (consciously, subconsciously or unconsciously) …

Responding to online racism, bigotry and Islamophobia

Disclaimer: May contain offensive language. I’m not sure why it always takes senseless tragedies for people’s true colours to come …

North African millennials need better education

In Islamic tradition, the first divine revelation received by our beloved Prophet Mohammed was ‘Read’, and this was repeated three …