You may not have noticed it — the halal certification mark that sits on almost every item in an Aussie shopping basket from Vegemite and Cadbury chocolate to Steggles chicken breast tenders.
Following on from its inaugural edition in 2013, the 2015 Global Islamic Economy Summit is set to gather over 2,000 policymakers, thinkers and business leaders on 5 and 6 October, 2015 to build a roadmap capitalizing on the opportunities within the growing global Islamic economy.
In 2007, Safa Younes and a group of women established Arous Elbahar (The Bride of the Sea) for Women in Jaffa, a center managed by and for women that strives to respond to the unique needs of disadvantaged Arab women living as an ethnic minority in the joint cities of Tel Aviv-Jaffa.
Take a peek at the way Azerbaijani textile artist Faig Ahmed reworks traditional floor coverings, with handmade effects inspired by digital corruption.
Intercultural understanding using art requires sustained one-to-one engagements and not just a display of positive images.
A trio of talented artists showcase their artworks in a project inspired by a heroine of girls’ education.
Artist Fahmida Ashiq speaks about artistic influences, following one’s passion and her creative approach.
From Hawaii to Japan to Yemen, these are five of the most beautiful trees in the world. Keep them in mind for your next holiday!
Writing on how we can find real moments of artful living in the everyday, Shireen Qudosi shares a measure by which we can value beauty, strength and love in life’s simple things.
Afia R Fitriati explains three terms commonly used in the realm of Islamic penmanship.
While henna is often associated with pre-wedding bridal parties, for some it’s not only art, but a doorway to making social change.
Discover a flourishing global sub-culture of Muslim fusion and creative expression – calligraff bléd’art: wildstyle hip-hop Arabesque Franglais fusion-chic.
Shocking, intimate and often bemusing to outsiders, the modern art produced by a small group of young Afghans would come as a surprise to connoisseurs who stalk the galleries of New York, London and Tokyo.
How do we find the paths to our individual creative zones?
While you’re taking in the major sights in Morocco, don’t forget to spot these humble pieces of art.
Meet visual artist Lateefa Spiker, whose geometric imagery is inspired by her mosaic upbringing.
Lubna Agha rose above words and imagination, viewing the ordinary with a new eye to create eternal pieces of Islamic art.
Finishing art school, Haslin Ismail began as the typical struggling artist, selling just a few of his mixed media fantasy pieces for a few hundred dollars each over the ensuing five years.