Browsing articles from "February, 2011"
Feb
27
2011

Discovering the beauty of Islam

In December 2008 Qatar’s Museums Authority opened the Museum of Islamic Art in Doha, Qatar. The facility, situated along Doha’s burgeoning waterfront was designed by world-renowned Chinese American architect Leoh Min Pei, more commonly known as I.M. Pei, who also designed The Pyramid, part of the Louvre in France.  Pei drew inspiration from various Islamic buildings including the 13th century ablution fountains in Egypt’s Ibn Tulun’s mosque and Spain’s Alhambra palace. The facility houses more […]

Feb
18
2011

Women in Islam

The study of women in Islam investigates the role of women within the religion of Islam.The complex relationship between women and Islam is defined by both Islamic texts and the history and culture of the Muslim world. While men and women have different roles within Islam, many argue that the Koran makes it clear that they are equal. Watch the video..

Feb
5
2011

Committed to bridging the cultural and geographic divide

“I dream about the day Oprah will hold it up and declare it an Oprah pick,” she admits, adding that she continues to conduct storytelling sessions wherever she can, to people of all ages. Edgar, who now works as a full-time public servant in Canada, uses her spare time to deliver Pierre’s story to children’s gatherings, schools, old age homes and retirement residences, workplaces and pow wows. She has shared her story with audiences throughout the United Arab Emirates, in Qatar and various cities throughout Canada.