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.

Highlights

Folk on, Palestine by Shanon Shah

Before I heard of Reem Kelani, my knowledge of Palestinian culture – let alone its rich tradition of music – was next to non-existent. ...

From No Place to Our Place - 500 years of Utopia by Hassan Mahamdallie

On the 500th anniversary of Thomas More’s Utopia, Hassan Mahamdallie looks through history at how people’s dreams of a better society ...

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 ...

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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 ...

The Muslim Mayor of London by Iftikhar H Malik

Sadiq Khan’s electoral victory raises significant thematic issues including the possible diminution in anti-Muslim sentiments, his own ...

Governing Kashmir by Muddasir Ramzan

The death of the former chief minister of Jammu and Kashmir, Mufti Mohammad Sayeed, on 7 January 2016, led to the governor’s rule once again ...

Khurram Zaki: The Voice that Spoke for the Dead by Suleman Akhtar

Suleman Akhtar reflects on the murder of renowned Pakistani journalist and human rights activist, Khurram Zaki, who was shot dead in Karachi in ...