From nuns in London to Sufi shaykhas in Damascus, Farrah Akbik recalls the women who shaped her childhood—and the dear friend who helped her escape them.
At the stroke of a royal pen, the Saudi clergy dropped the principles of a lifetime. All religion is equally subservient to politics.
Can Islam be criticized as a centralized system or is the mere generalization of the religion a misunderstanding of its structure?
Based on her observations and experience of events, Lama Rajeh reflects on the social environment, the history and the brief revolutionary phase of al-Midan neighborhood in Damascus.