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mastery of majesty – Calligraphy

Rules of geometry … rules of proportion the cornerstones of the most revered form of the visual arts in the Islamic world Dr Alain George gave the audience of Yarmouk Cultural Centre, a fascinating history of Arabic calligraphy, following its development from Pre-Islamic period until the present time, while presenting …

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Know the law in order not to be duped by impersonators

In recent times, particularly over the past couple of years (2016 and 2017) Kuwait has witnessed a high rate of crimes related to fraud, money laundering and impersonation as evidenced by court papers and the crime rate continues to rise in 2018. Impersonation is punishable by imprisonment not exceeding two …

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Countries of the Blind (last part)

The sufferings of Nuñez, portrayed as the protagonist by H.G. Wells in his novel ‘Countries of the Blind’ resembles the sufferings of reformers throughout history, especially in the backward nations filled with misery and unhappiness, where people are accustomed to turning a blind eye to reality because they are right …

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Countries of the Blind (Part 2)

THE Islamic jurisprudence says the origin of things is the permissiveness not the prohibition, but we have reversed the rule and made almost everything forbidden. For example, women education is ‘haram’ since previously it was meant to be only for men, possessing books other than religious is haram, reading magazines …

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Countries of the Blind (Part 1)

THE genius English novelist, Herbert Wells, in 1904 wrote the wonderful short story ‘In the Land of the Blind’. The subject is related to mountaineer Nuñez, who with his friends try to conquer the summit of one of the mountains in Ecuador. One night he slips and falls down the …

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Origins of Arabic

Dr Christian Robin delivered a lecture on the origins of the Arabic language at the Yarmouk Cultural Centre on Monday evening as part of the Dar Al Athar Al Islamiyyah’s 23rd cultural season. Dr Robin is the director of research emeriti of the National Center for Scientific Research (CNRS) in …

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Ethics and religion

DIRECTOR of Technical Control for Electricity at the Ministry of Electricity and Water, Iqbal Al-Tayyar says the ministry has issued a number of citations against government institutions, including the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs for failure to rationalize power and water consumption. This type of violation does not only …

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Why Lebanon?

THE Lebanese Parliament passed incentives to foreign ownership, which included granting every Arab or foreigner who owns a housing unit, starting from $500,000 in Beirut and $330,000 outside, permanent residence for him and his wife and children. Our friend the captain commented on the news, saying that he was surprised …

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Calamity at Kuwait Airways

FINALLY, after a very long wait, the Kuwait Investment Authority, with the unlimited support from the Minister of Finance Nayef Al Hajraf, has succeeded in selecting a group that may be the best choice so far in terms of practical experience, suitable career history and clean biography for the management …

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Interpol forges cooperation in implementing laws

KUWAIT CITY, April 4: The Interpol is a developed method for the world to be a safer place, maintaining law and order and ensuring the law is applied on fugitives without infringing territorial jurisdiction. The idea of the Interpol came out of the need for a law to be applied …

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