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).