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Is postmodernism to blame for Salafism?

Postmodernism, as a philosophical, socio-political and cultural movement, emerged in the 1970s as a critique of, and counter to, the …

Are North Africans really “Arabs”?

1. Background In August 2017, Tunisian President Beji Caid Essebsi confirmed that his government would be pushing ahead with new …

Can “Realism” be applied to Arab politics?

In the context of the modern system of sovereign states, political realism, as a school of thought, has served as …

Morocco, Algeria and the Western Sahara

The Western Sahara remains a disputed territory and the host of one of the world’s most intractable conflicts. The region, …

Can Tunisia be considered an example of Arab Spring success?

January 2018 saw the eruption of protests, demonstrations and violent clashes with police in cities and towns across Tunisia. A …

3 principles for establishing interfaith dialogue

*** A note from the editor: Arab Millennial is a secular website that encourages interfaith dialogue from, towards, and within …

What would a world without borders look like?

A world without borders is, for many of us, a utopia that one could only hope to actualise in the …

The spiritual crises of European Arabs

Arab Millennial is an Arab website that is not directly associated with a particular religion – not all Arabs are …

Is this a portrait of Fatima al-Fihri?

The featured image is an orientalist depiction of a woman painted by Jan Frans Portaels in 1877. As you may …

Life lessons from Kahlil Gibran’s “The Prophet”

The featured image is a painting by the author discussed, Kahlil Gibran. For more information Google “خمسة‎‎” or “Hamsa”. *** …

Fatima al-Fihri: a medieval Arab feminist

The hallway is draped with exquisite mosaic, fine rouge, and arches shaped like keyholes bathed in white. Bulbs suspended in …

Is “Islamic feminism” a solution for the Arab world?

According to gender statistics, Arab women are amongst the most disadvantaged socially, politically, and economically. Arab states continue to have …