Renewal of Sufi rituals in war-torn Libya

The Sufi institute was closed for six years following the 2012 attack by militants who broke into the site, detonating part of its shrine and burning books. Bullets marks the minaret of the Sufi Mosque of Zliten in Libya, but followers of the Islamic spiritual tradition are striving to renovate …

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Why are people crazy about Awkwafina?

Awkwafina is the subject of major criticism on social media after a scene from one of his past films went viral. The actress, real name Nora Lum, specifically receives backlash for her previous use of a blaccent (a black English accent imitated by non-white people, according to Dictionary.com) in her …

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Bennani’s house: the couscous habous library

Bennani restored the tradition of couscous habous following the death of his mother. At first he would bring a huge plate of couscous to the nearby mosque, but later offer it to visitors to the house. From now on, couscous dinners take place every Wednesday during academic periods. “I reintroduced …

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