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The Modern Bahoot: Critical Reflections on the Myth of Al-Hamdi
Culture

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 a complicated…
Women in the Rasulid State: A History of Founding Schools in Yemen
Gender & Civil Society

Women in the Rasulid State: A History of Founding Schools in Yemen

Scholarship on the Rasulid Sultans’ agenda Scholarly schools in Yemen were established during the Ayyubid rule, under the reign of…
Abdullah Hadi Subayt:
Culture

Abdullah Hadi Subayt:

Poet, composer and singer, Abdullah Hadi Subayt (1918–2007) was a pioneering Yemeni figure, in written word and original music composition.…
Hayyim Habshush the Wanderer and the Search for Inscriptions in the Land of Sheba
Culture

Hayyim Habshush the Wanderer and the Search for Inscriptions in the Land of Sheba

Some say that he traded in gold and silver; others say that he reclaimed and cultivated lands north of Sana’a.…
Did Arabic Singing Originate in Yemen?
Culture

Did Arabic Singing Originate in Yemen?

In the pre-Islamic era, Arabic singing and music were still emerging and in their very early stages. However, the south…
May 22: Exhuming Memory
Gender & Civil Society

May 22: Exhuming Memory

Many are the  moments in history that aspired to re-establish unity, some of which led to further divisions. The problem does…
The Madrasa al-Shamsiya and its Role in Community Awareness in the Mid-twentieth Century
Culture

The Madrasa al-Shamsiya and its Role in Community Awareness in the Mid-twentieth Century

In early Islamic history, in addition to their religious role, mosques served as important learning centers. Education took place in…
“Yemen Used To Be”
Culture

“Yemen Used To Be”

There is no present without the past, and there will be no fruitful future if its seeds are not planted…
The cultural legacy of the Neolithic in Yemen | Part Four
Culture

The cultural legacy of the Neolithic in Yemen | Part Four

A scientific research from five parts published by Al-Madaniya magazine
Mocha, Fall of the Coffee City || Part One
Culture

Mocha, Fall of the Coffee City || Part One

Mocha was built 75 kilometers from Bab-el-Mandeb Strait, in a very dry area. Seasonal winds blow from the north six…
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