Egypt’s culture digest June 21: Calving in agate workshop, Sufi meditation
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Want to calve in granite, agate?

A workshop on calving in granite and agate will be held by al-Balad Library in downtown Cairo for eight days starting from July 11.

Get a certificate of manuscript authenticity at Bayt al-Sinnari

Bayt al-Sinnari in Sayeda Zeinab will hold a workshop on the authenticity of manuscripts for six days starting from June 25 in cooperation with the Arabic Manuscripts Institute. Trainees will receive certificates as long as they pass tests and attend at least 80% of the workshop.

Meditate, Sufi style

Al-Balad Library in downtown Cairo will hold a Sufi meditation session on June 24 at 9 p.m., led by trainer Mostafa Gad.

Book, handicraft fair with 50% sale at Opera

A book fair with a sale of 50% was opened Monday at the Cairo Opera House by Culture Minister Helmy al-Namnam, as well as handicrafts made by people with special needs, children and the Foustat Traditional Crafts Center. The book fair will continue until June 30.

Hijab in civilization, religions

In a book titled “Hijab between religions, modernity and globalization,” Professor of Comparative Religions at Zagazig University Dr. Hoda Darwish discusses the tradition of covering a woman’s hair in different civilizations including ancient Egypt, Buddhists and Assyrians. She argues that the idea of hijab is also entrenched in Jewish and Christian traditions.


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