AerosolArabic

Mohammed Ali is a pioneer in the street-art movement, internationally famous for fusing street art with Islamic script and patterns to deliver powerful and moving messages. In his work art meets faith, identity and social change, changing the visual landscapes of the cities we live in. He still lives in Birmingham where he was born and raised. From there he travels globally, inspiring ...

Teakster

Teakster is a multi award-winning artist and photographer. His artwork has been featured in publications and exhibitions across the USA, UAE, Europe, and Asia. Teakster started his artistic journey as a form of escapism from mundane corporate work. Inspired by his Islamic faith as well as by Islam’s early art and calligraphy, he started experimenting with colours and patterns which he ...

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All Artists

Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

All Artists

Creative manifestations of art, music, visual media, the written word and much more.

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Bangladesh Killings: Why Do Liberals Keep Getting Hacked to Death? by Alexander Smith and Wajahat S Khan for NBC News

The murder of a gay rights activist and his friend in Bangladesh this week was the latest in a trend of Islamist extremists killing liberals in ...

How our media deals with racism and anti-semitism depends on who says it, not what is said by Sunny Hundal

So, Naz Shah MP has been suspended from the Labour party this afternoon, for sharing Facebook memes that can easily be described as ...

The bell tolls a hundred and eight times: Impermanence, ‘Religion’ and the Land of the Rising Sun by Mohammed Moussa

If man were never to fade away like the dews of Adashino, never to vanish like the smoke over Toribeyama, but lingered on forever in the world, ...

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CM18: Cities

Hassan Mahamdallie discovers shoots of hope in the wastelands of Detroit. Peter Clark thinks that Istanbul is the eternal capital of the world, Robert Irwin is impressed by intellectual developments in Medieval Basra, Boyd Tonkin is unimpressed by off-the-peg culture in Persian Gulf Cities, Eric Walberg finds friendship, authoritarianism and Islam in Tashkent, Javaad Alipoor is ...

Islamophobia in the London mayoral race by Shanon Shah

Prime Minister David Cameron’s attempt to discredit the Labour candidate for London mayor Sadiq Khan by associating him with ...

Kashmir and its Folk Tales by Muddasir Ramzan

Telling stories and folktales is a rich tradition in Kashmir. There once was a time when storytelling was a much-favoured mode to engage children. ...

Uzbekistan Revisited: Negotiating through Challenges and Opportunities on the Silk Route by Iftikhar H Malik

Last August, I had taken a handful of pictures of Tamerlane’s resting place in Samarkand in Uzbekistan’s second biggest and one of the ...