To Walk on Water and Never Sink

This week the Egyptian poet and novelist, Samir Darwish met Heliopolis University students in an open discussion about poetry and music. He was firstly introduced by Dr. Amina Taitoon who …

What is Beit El Hekma?

Beit El Hekma or The House of Wisdom was a major intellectual institution during the Islamic Golden Age. It was founded by Caliph Harun al-Rashid as a small library and …

The Star of Bagdad – Nazik al-Malai’ka

The performance is one of  a series that Beit El Hekma is organizing to celebrate the Arabic poetry and its prominent figures like Nazik al-Malai’ka, Gibran Khalil Gibran, Mikha’il Na’ima, and others. This time it tells the story of the brightest stars of the Arabic poetry, the Star of Baghdad Nazik al- Malai’ka (1923-2007).