Fans praise actress Suzan Najm Aldeen’s hijab look during Cairo tour

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Suzan Najm Aldeen whilst wearing the hijab. (Instagram)
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Updated 10 March 2018
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Fans praise actress Suzan Najm Aldeen’s hijab look during Cairo tour

CAIRO: Fans commended Syrian actress Suzan Najm Aldeen’s style after she donned a headscarf while touring Old Cairo’s historic religious sites in a recent visit.
The actress’ followers on Instagram commented on her elegance in the hijab and praised the respect she showed for the mosques she was visiting.
Najm Aldeen wrote that she toured Cairo’s Al-Azhar area and the Hussien Mosque.

She also shared a video of herself performing prayers during the tour, while captioning it: “may Allah accept the good deeds from you and us.”
The Syrian actress is preparing for a new film, inspired by her successful role in her latest TV soap “Shouq”, which has earned her wide acclaim across the Arab world.


What We Are Reading Today: Chaucer: A European Life by Marion Turner

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What We Are Reading Today: Chaucer: A European Life by Marion Turner

  • Marion Turner reconstructs in unprecedented detail the cosmopolitan world of Chaucer’s adventurous life

More than any other canonical English writer, Geoffrey Chaucer lived and worked at the center of political life—yet his poems are anything but conventional. Edgy, complicated, and often dark, they reflect a conflicted world, and their astonishing diversity and innovative language earned Chaucer renown as the father of English literature. Marion Turner, however, reveals him as a great European writer and thinker. To understand his accomplishment, she reconstructs in unprecedented detail the cosmopolitan world of Chaucer’s adventurous life, focusing on the places and spaces that fired his imagination, according to a review on the Princeton University Press website. 

Uncovering important new information about Chaucer’s travels, private life, and the early circulation of his writings, this innovative biography documents a series of vivid episodes, moving from the commercial wharves of London to the frescoed chapels of Florence and the kingdom of Navarre, where Christians, Muslims, and Jews lived side by side. The narrative recounts Chaucer’s experiences as a prisoner of war in France, as a father visiting his daughter’s nunnery, as a member of a chaotic Parliament, and as a diplomat in Milan, where he encountered the writings of Dante and Boccaccio. The book also offers a comprehensive exploration of Chaucer’s writings.