Author: Hala Al-Kayyali

Qur’anic Illumination

Some artists decorated the entire Qur’an, while others only decorated certain pages, such as the first pages and Surat al-Baqarah, al-Ikhlas, al-Falaq and al-Nas. They were careful to beautify the beginning and ending of the Qur’an to represent that within the covers was a manifestation of beauty and majesty, Flowers, …

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From Palestine

Embroidery Palestinian cross-stitch embroidery (tatriz in Arabic) is a beautiful example of Palestinian handicraft. Historically, this work was typically produced by village and Bedouin women in a wide variety of styles. It is a rich artistic tradition of ancient origins, characterized by elaborate patterns and vibrant colors through which Palestinian …

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MECA Projects

Education for Syrian Refugees MECA’s partners in Lebanon have established classes for children who have fled the violence in Syria and who are not able to enroll in local schools. Music Comes to Gaza Schools MECA is supporting a music program in Gaza schools for 100 children from refugee camps. …

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