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Public Programmes - January 2021

Religious, cultural and literal aspects in Arabia between the 6th and 8th centuries AD (1st and 3rd centuries AH)

Webinar via Zoom 

Date: Saturday 30 January  

Time: 5:30-7:00pm 

Language: Arabic  



1. Dr Abdul Rahman Mahmoud Chamseddine; Word Hanīf and its explanation in the light of the Syriac roots  

2. Dr. Rana Siblini; The religious life of Arabs in pre-Islamic times through poetry 

3. Dr Mario Kozah; East-Syriac (Nestorian) Christianity in the East-Arabian Region Known as Beth Qaṭraye between the 7th-8th Centuries 

Arabia had witnessed the presence of numerous religions and cultures, just like its broader region. The esteemed panel will present fascinating discussions about pre-Islamic Arabia and the diversity of ancient cultures, religions and literature that have left their fingerprints across the region. 

Pre Islamic webinar