Author Archives: FUNCI

Tranquility, or sakînah, in Islam

Tranquility is the character, or state, of that which is calm, serene, without anxiety, without [...]

Hanna Diyab and the The Thousand and One Nights

In 1709, Antoine Galland, renowned translator of The Thousand and One Nights from Arabic into [...]

Kalīla wa-Dimna: an inspiring literary-political fable.

Tristan Semiond – FUNCI In the 8th century, the Persian writer Ibn al-Muqaffa’ translated the [...]

FUNCI and the Journey of Arabic coffee

Last October 4, the Islamic Culture Foundation (FUNCI) participated in the Sharjah Literary Days, organized [...]

Jajouka, Sufi music for intercultural dialogue

“The Master Musicians music is one of the great legal highs, a thundering, transporting chorale [...]

Emerging Libyan artists to watch and learn

Arts and culture writer Naima Morelli selects five Libyan artists for the Middle East Eye, [...]

Interfaith dialogue through travel literature

Dr. Mohamed Chtatou The rihla or travel literature has played an outstanding role in the [...]

Susana Mangana joins FUNCI

This month we have a reason to celebrate. Professor and researcher Susana Mangana Porteiro has [...]

Why Do We Need “Islamic Feminism”?

The Observatory of Islamophobia in the Media recovers this article published by the anthropologist Ziba [...]

Ivan Agueli, a painter against Islamophobia

Review of the book Anarchist, Artist, Sufi: The Politics, Painting, and Esotericism of Ivan Aguéli, [...]

We celebrate the I Interdisciplinary Congress on the History and Memory of the Islamic Madrid

Last May 20th and 21st, we celebrated the I Interdisciplinary Congress on the History and [...]

Leonardo Fibonacci and the Indo-Arabic mathematics of nature

Counting the petals of a flower in any of the botanical gardens in the Med-O-Med [...]

Al-Andalus: Multiculturalism, Tolerance and Convivencia

By Dr. Mohamed Chtatou 10/05/2021 Settled in the Iberian Peninsula since the eighth century, the [...]

The Crusades: between religion and politics, fiction and reality

The Crusades shaped the European Middle Ages, providing this chapter of History with an abundant [...]

Ramadan unifies the Islamic Ummah in belief, thought and practice

Mohamed Chtatou – Université Internationale de Rabat Instituted in Medina in the year 624, the [...]

FUNCI’s new collaboration agreements: networking and a training space

This last year, the Islamic Culture Foundation (FUNCI) has signed many collaboration agreements with international [...]

Khadijah bint Khuwaylid: a woman who made a mark in history

Khadijah bint Khuwaylid (خديجة بنت خويلد ), the first wife of the Prophet Muhammad, was [...]

The emergence of the Rihla or travel literature

“Travelling – it leaves you speechless and then turns you into a storyteller”, Ibn Battuta [...]

Victor Hugo and his poetry against Islamophobia

Even if Victor Hugo is internationally known for his literature, his poetry and his positions [...]

Andalusia, mon amour, part 2

This is the second part of Dr. Chtatou’s text on Al-Andalus, its history and development. [...]