7 Incredible Women of Middle Eastern Origins

Women in the Middle East North Africa Region (MENA) play inspiring roles, excelling in numerous fields and showing the world how to get down to business. These merits and accomplishments are projected through the works and missions carried out by these women throughout the MENA region and worldwide. In basically every field and from different countries…

Learn the Arabic Language Right in the Heart of New York City.

Below is a comprehensive list I mapped out for my fellow readers who are interested in gaining the experience of learning a new language, in particular, Arabic.

Alexandria in the Winter

It is good to take some time off and unwind in the midst of the crazy hustle and bustle of New York City. This time of year, when the holiday season dies down, the snow melts, and spring approaches, I like to take some time off away from New York city, and preferably travel to a warmer location.

Evolving Environments

Constantly shifting mosaics are nonetheless strung together by social media, communal identities, and urban rituals. How well are we able to know ourselves and our environments when confounded by blurred distinctions between architecture, technology, and the rapidly developing city?

Powerful Empathy #2

Are you empathic with those who face poverty, discrimination from race, gender, lgbtq, religion, global economy, and foreign policy? Are you mad at those at hands and in control of most of the world’s valuable resources keeping all selfishly to themselves? Do you feel disgust by those who share different values and do not see eye to eye with your personal point of view?

Powerful Empathy

I am confident that intelligence and receptiveness will overcome disbelief, lethargy, bias, bigotry, narrow -mindedness, and disapproval – any given day of the week – because I believe in exercising Powerful Empathy.

The 14th Annual Arab Street Festival

Every summer during the months of June or July, The Network of Arab-American Professionals (NAAP), a nonpartisan, volunteer-based organization dedicated to the development of a prosperous and influential community, hosts one of the biggest Arab-American street fairs in Manhattan, New York City. This year’s NAAP street festival took place on a beautiful small block, with…

8 Ways to Walk in NYC

Walking on New York streets is a form of art not so easily acquired. The experience of walking is a fundamental function for this city. After all, only a handful choose to drive in this insane city traffic. I created a few mental notes and now would like to share them with you. Here are…

Islamic Art Section at the Metropolitan Museum of New York City

In this entry, I explore the splendiferous collections of The Art of the Arab Lands , Turkey, Iran, Central Asia, and later South Asia section at the Metropolitan Museum of New York City. I love to gallivant inside museums of this great metropolis in quest for art, religion, history, and identity that trace back to the…