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Mashaqer in Taiz: Fragrant Ornaments and the Rituals of Life and Death
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Mashaqer in Taiz: Fragrant Ornaments and the Rituals of Life and Death

Ezzadeen Mohammed stands every morning by the Grand Gate in Taiz city, south west Yemen. He carefully lines…
What do Yemenis believe in? A Brief History of Popular Beliefs
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What do Yemenis believe in? A Brief History of Popular Beliefs

Wherever human community can be found, there is a collective perception of the world that manifests in symbols…
The Yemeni Sage Al-Humaid bin Mansour:
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The Yemeni Sage Al-Humaid bin Mansour:

“Passion is like the thorn of a Sidarbaum tree, whose tips are stuck in my side.” Al-Humaid bin…
Will Our Satirical Memes Become a Source for History Writing and Social Sciences?
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Will Our Satirical Memes Become a Source for History Writing and Social Sciences?

Despite developments in the conceptualization and practices of freedom in media, we live in an era of misinformation…
The Modern Bahoot: Critical Reflections on the Myth of Al-Hamdi
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The Modern Bahoot: Critical Reflections on the Myth of Al-Hamdi

Ibrahim al-Hamdi [1] is a name regarded with exceptional veneration in the popular memory. His name rose through…
Oh Shepherdess, Oh Black-Eyed One!
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Oh Shepherdess, Oh Black-Eyed One!

A short biography[1] The well-known poet Muhammad Abdulbari al-Futaih (d. 2013) is one of the Yemeni poets who…
The Master of al-Dan Style: Hadad bin Hasan al-Kaff
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The Master of al-Dan Style: Hadad bin Hasan al-Kaff

Hadad bin Hasan al-Kaff (d. 1969) was known in Hadramawt as a poet, composer and instrumentalist – and…
A Reading of Magical Thought in Islam
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A Reading of Magical Thought in Islam

About the author of the book: Mohammed Atbuosh is a young Yemeni scholar interested in philosophy and Islamic…
The Longing for Equal Citizenship:
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The Longing for Equal Citizenship:

  Equal O servants of Allah we are equal No one is born free while the other born…
Abdullah Hadi Subayt
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Abdullah Hadi Subayt

Poet, composer and singer, Abdullah Hadi Subayt (1918–2007) was a pioneering Yemeni figure, in written word and original…
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