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Reading list of Dr Joseph Lumbard

Joseph Lumbard
former Assistant Professor, Brandeis University
presently Scholar of Islamic Studies, American University in Sharjah 
co-author The Study Quran

(Compiled 2009)

Courtesy : Amman Message… 3,742 more words


Jakarta's Newest Ride to the Airport

There is a new transportation option to and from Jakarta’s Soekarno-Hatta International Airport (SHIA or Soetta)!

State-owned corporation, Perum PPD (Perusahaan Umum Pengangkutan Penumpang Djakarta… 171 more words


YYYEEEEEEEE and other ramblings, a memoir by Katie Veneziano


I’ve been laying low in terms of any show business-y career updates mostly because much like the 6 train when you need it the most, it had screeched to a halt… 524 more words


Donald Trump's decision to pick sides in a Middle Eastern religious squabble is making a bad situation worse

Qatar is facing day nine of a diplomatic embargo from its closest neighbors. The US ambassador has resigned. The Turks are sending in “military experts.” And the country is in a stand-off with neighbors like Saudi Arabia, Egypt, and Bahrain that is threatening the fight against ISIL and the broader norms that ensure security around the world. 724 more words

Why we need to know the difference between Shia and Sunni Muslims for a GCSE

A few weeks back you heard the President of the USA criticise Iran for supporting terrorism, whilst he was standing in Saudi Arabia.

Then this week after a terrorist attack carried out by Islamic State killed 17 innocent civilians in Iran, President Trump’s sent both his condolences: “We grieve and pray for the innocent victims of the terrorist attacks in Iran, and for the Iranian people, who are going through such challenging times,” and… 176 more words

Suicide Bomber Kills 31 In Iraq

At least 31 people have been killed, and a further 35 wounded, following a suicide bombing at a crowded marketplace in Iraq. 152 more words


Daesh attacks Tehran: Why Iran, Why Now?

Early on the morning of 7 June 2017, Tehran was rocked by news of an attack at the Iranian Parliament building. Soon, separate reports came in of an attack carried out at Khomeini’s shrine some distance away, as well as in a metro station in another district of Tehran. 996 more words