Kfarman Municipality Trying To Use a 100 Year-Old Law To Ban Alcohol

What is happening in Kfarman and several other Lebanese villages in the South mainly is alarming and dangerous. It's been years now that extremist and some religious groups have been trying to close down shops that sell alcohol. Their argument is that alcohol is “a violation of the shari`a of Islam” and that they should close down. Since they can't do anything legally speaking to shut down these shops, some of them resorted to burning…

Deyim Deyim And Traditions of Epiphany in Lebanon

Many Christians around the world celebrate Epiphany on January 6th, also known as Three Kings' Day, in reference to the three wise men/kings who visited baby Jesus. Epiphany is a public holiday in many countries including Lebanon and marks the day Saint John baptized Jesus in Jordan's river along with the three kings' visit. Every religious holiday has its special traditions and there are three that I know of during Epiphany: - Galette des Rois…
Baladi

203 Blood Units Collected During Achoura by DSC Lebanon & Who is Hussain

3 months ago
For the fourth year in a row, Who is Hussain? and Donner Sang Compter Lebanon organized a blood drive in Haret Hreik in commemoration of Ashoura. This special blood drive aims to encourage those who ...
Architecture

Progressive Mosque Architecture in Mukhtara – Amir Shakib Arslan Mosque By L.E.FT

4 months ago
Today marked the opening of the Amir Shakib Arslan mosque in Mukhtarah. The new progressive look was designed by L.E.FT arhictects led by Makram el Kadi and Ziad Jamaleddine. I loved the design and the ...
Events

Tripoli’s Flying Lanterns Night To Celebrate Eid

6 months ago
Photo Credits: Natheer Halawani This year marks the fifth edition of the “Flying Lanterns” night (#‏نور_دربن‬), where Tripolitans gather to welcome Eid by lightening Tripoli’s sky with lanterns and collecting money to put less fortunate ...
Beirut

It Took This Saida Resident A Decade To Realize He’s Living in a Synagogue

7 months ago
Most of the Lebanese Jews lived in Beirut but there were also communities in other cities like Saida and Tripoli. In fact, there were around 1,500 Jews living in Saida in the early 1970s according ...
Lebanon

Promoting Religious Tourism in Lebanon: Our Lady of Mantara, Maghdouche

7 months ago
Lebanon is one of the oldest countries in the world and has been at the heart of the growth of Christianity and Islam. Christianity has had a long presence of over two thousand years in ...
Lebanon

Lebanon’s Most Controversial Bishop, Grégoire Haddad, Dies At 91

1 year ago
Grégoire Haddad was a bishop and at some point Patriarch of the Melkite Greek Catholic Archeparchy of Beirut and Jbeil, yet he believed in secularism, was among the first to strike his religious affiliations from ...
Critiques

Lebanese React To An Old Man Marrying a 12 Year Old Girl

1 year ago
Child marriage is still a huge problem in Lebanon and is simply wrong. There are no official stats on child marriage in Lebanon but girls are generally more impacted than boys. These girls are not ...
Photography

In Pictures: Eid Mubarak From Lebanon And The Arab World

1 year ago
A man makes meat pastries ahead of the Eid al-Fitr holiday marking the end of Ramadan in Sidon, south Lebanon [REUTERS] I was checking out Eid Festivities in the Arab World and I compiled some ...
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