Before Rejwan launches into an exploration of this projected harmonious future, he spends a goodly portion of his essay in documenting how Jews in Arab civilization
profited handsomely in virtually every intellectual, aesthetic, and scientific sector.
The historical record of Arab civilization
is reviewed to argue that the emergence of civil society is neither unique to Western culture nor is Arab culture inherently incompatible with the rational demands of civil society.
The format of Open Minds takes its inspiration from the traditional Majlis, one of the cornerstones of Arab civilization
, which provides a place for social gathering and knowledge transfer.
He added that these iconic structures demonstrate Bahrain's rich culture and heritage and highlight the Kingdom's deep roots in Islamic and Arab civilization
It is time for us all who are in positions of responsibility to initiate a historic declaration that protects our Islamic and Arab civilization
from a scheme that targets the unity of our peoples, the safety of our countries and the rights of the Arab citizens of all religions and sects to exercise their beliefs and religions freely," he added in his telegram.
Minister al-Sayyed said the Arab civilization
, built by the Muslims and Christians, is a pioneering cultural experience in tolerance, which qualified it to play its role as a unique example of cultural dialogue.
For, example the Arab civilization
is three thousand years old and throughout the Arab world, the climate changes from a city to another.
As a consequence, medieval Arab civilization
declined, as the foreign element dominated politics and life in the cities, and the Arabs were marginalized and withdrew to the countryside.
and meet the needs of the citizens," he said.
Harem Women Feeding Pigeons in a Courtyard by Jean-Leon GeromeArab architecture, art and aesthetics have been a point of interest in the West since 1480 when Italian artist Gentile Bellini relayed his fascination with Arab civilization
after his stay in the East, with this fascination continuing through the works of other artists such as Caravaggio who drew people in traditional Arab attire, while other artist chose more specific subjects as seen in "Revolt of Cairo" by Anne-Louis Girodet de Roussy-Trioson and "Bonaparte Visiting the Plague House at Jaffa" by Antoine-Jean Gros.
They built monuments which remain a witness of Arab civilization
, language, culture and humanity in that far
Speaking about the salient features of the agreement, Kefalogianni told Arab News that Greece being the cradle of Western civilization and Saudi Arabia being the cradle of Arab civilization
and a very important country in this region, it was decided to exchange know- how, best practices, and experiences of both countries.