Shia Hip-Hop

This is a song mixing Arabic (Lebanese and Iraqi) and Turkish about Ali, the fourth caliph. I'm looking forward to a sound that would list the twelve imams of Twelver Shiism, it would really help memorize them, but this one is useful too.

Via @IbnSiqilli.

Issandr El Amrani

Issandr El Amrani is a Cairo-based writer and consultant. His reporting and commentary on the Middle East and North Africa has appeared in The Economist, London Review of Books, Financial Times, The National, The Guardian, Time and other publications. He also publishes one of the longest-running blog in the region,