Saturday, October 31, 2020

Art & Culture

RUMİ: Guesthouse

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The Guest House This being human is a guest house. Every morning a new arrival. A joy, a depression, a meanness, some momentary awareness comes as an unexpected visitor. Welcome...

Yasmeen Abu-Obaid: Why I wear over-sized suits

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Yasmeen Abu-Obaid, The Circle yasmeenabuobaid@hotmail.com Let's take a moment to look past the boundaries of "nice outfit" because we are currently living in an Era where...

Cafe de Mille et Une Nuit

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Seth Mette If you would like to understand the three facets of existence and events, and if you are curious about the condition of the...

Al-Andalus

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Murat Yukseldi Maria Rosa Menocal (2002) argues that Al-Andalus (711–1492) was a “utopian-like” society in which Jews and Muslims lived side by side in peace...

15 Enlightening Rumi Quotes That Will Change Your Perspective on Life

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Mewlana Celaluddin-i Rumi was a famous poet who has influenced countless generations across the world. He has been described as the most popular poet ever...

Book Review: Jesus & Muhammad: Commonalities of Two Great Religions

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Lawrence Brazier Jesus & Muhammad: Commonalities of Two Great Religions by Daniel Hummel Tughra Books   A pleasing coincidence of mutual thought has occurred because some years ago your...

Let’s Take a Coffee Break

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Asli Ceren Tahan Coffee is the second most common beverage in the world after water and the second most widely used product after oil. Some...

Diyaspora’daki Kültür Lokalleri

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Engin Sezen, The Circle Diyaspora'daki Türklerin önemli sorunlarından biri, kültürel ve sanatsal gereksinimlerini karşılayabilecekleri ortamların yetersizliği! Siyaset ve dini tartışmaların dışına çıkıp, kültür ve sanat...

Joseph: Islamic and Christian Teachings from the “Best of Stories”

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Suleyman Cifci Joseph is one of the most important, revered figures in both Islam and Christianity. What lessons can be learned from the Qur’anic and...

Tea in Turkish Culture

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Isa E. Hafalir Some sources mention that Turks traded and consumed tea as early as 400 BC, but tea only became commonplace in Turkey after...