Modern Muslim Living

Al Zahrawi: Pioneer of modern surgery

Unlike many doctors and hospitals in the 'modern' world today, Al-Zahrawi insisted on seeing patients regardless of their financial status. By seeing a wide variety of patients every day and recording his treatment of them, he left behind a very valuable text of medical knowledge that he called Al-Tasrif.

Photo Credit: MJD Kadi
MOCAfest Alumni Spotlight: Mjd Kadi

Mjd Kadi is a precocious 23-year-old artist whose keen eye in details is clearly reflected in his work. Born in Syria and currently residing in Al Ain in United Arab Emirates, Mid is a proud alumni of the MOCAfest held in Dubai last year.

Muslim Girls Design Modest Sportswear

Athletic Muslim girls in Minneapolis found their traditional clothing interfered with playing sports. Their solution: design their own sports attire that met both religious and physical requirements.

Damascus attracts tourists with its pluralistic history

Damascus is home to some of the oldest and most revered cites in both Christianity and Islam. Growing trends in international tourism to the region are bringing visitors from abroad, whether as near as Iran or far as Australia, to experience the city.

A worker holds a spare rotor blade in a storage room at a limestone quarry in the desert of Minya governorate, south of Cairo, Egypt May 28, 2015. In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks. The workers in the snow-white landscape - farmers and university graduates among them - plan to strike next month. They told Reuters they make between $10 and $16 a day and suffer from scant safety measures and a lack of social and medical insurance despite some having lost arms, legs or fingers in accidents. Minya’s governor ordered in April that a hospital be built near the quarries, local officials said. With double-digit unemployment in a nation battered by political and economic turmoil since a 2011 uprising, the quarries attract men unable to find work elsewhere.   REUTERS/Amr Abdallah Dalsh

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Egyptian Quarrymen

In the limestone quarries of Minya province south of Cairo, labourers in sandals and makeshift masks use unsheathed rotor blades to gouge the white, fossil-rich rock into house bricks.

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