Kandil is seeking truth, justice, and Gaballand to help his country when he returns home. So, he starts traveling through different countries, political systems, lifestyles, and beliefs. He has to face hard times on this journey.
In Commemoration of Mahmud Darwish, the audience were taken in a journey to the deep feelings of that great poet by HU talented students and staff members. Darwish’s words always …
Mahmoud Darwish was a Palestinian poet and author who was regarded as the Palestinian national poet. He won numerous awards for his works. Darwish used Palestine as a metaphor for the loss of Eden, birth and resurrection, and the anguish of dispossession and exile.
As a young man, Gibran Khalil Gibran (1883 Lebanon–1931 New York) emigrated with his family to the United States, where he studied art and began his literary career, writing in both English and Arabic. In the Arab world, Gibran is regarded as a literary and political rebel. His romantic style was at the heart of a renaissance in modern Arabic literature, especially prose poetry, breaking away from the classical school. In Lebanon, he is still celebrated as a literary hero.
Mikha’il Na’ima (1889-1988 Lebanon) was a poet, novelist, and philosopher. He is also called a spiritual writer because of his remarkable writings about death. He had a unique humanitarian approach. Na’ima is considered as one of the most influential figures in the modern Arabic literature. He wrote 99 books including drama, essays, poetry, criticism, short stories, and biographies.
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 …
BEIT EL HEKMA
The Star of Bagdad – Nazik al-Malai’ka –
The Pioneer of Modern Arabic Lyrics
A Dedication to one of our greatest poets in the Arab world
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).