Join Leena Ghannam as she walks us through an often unfamiliar aspect of Gaza: its art, architecture, and monuments. Listen in as she takes us through mermaid monuments and golden markets, from temples of Aphrodite to masterpieces of modern art, exploring from the conquests of Alexander until the recent [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Konstantinos Politis

Congratulations to one of our 2023 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Konstantinos Politis in his research. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is delighted to award a grant to Konstantinos Politics for his research into the Islamic heritage of Greece; specifically the Greek city [...]

Unearthing Ottoman Greece – A new podcast with Konstantinos Politis

Join Konstantinos Politis as he digs through the long history of the Greek city of Chalkida, from its war-altering strategic importance to its lush date farms. Listen as he discusses his work, as a grantee of The Barakat Trust, exploring the town's Ottoman Heritage, discovering several mosques, and navigating [...]

Hands On Islamic Art – Kettle’s Yard

Congratulations to one of our 2023 Hands On Islamic Art grantees: Kettle's Yard, Cambridge. About the project: The project links the community of women at Corona House (a local housing organisation for vulnerable women at risk of homelessness) with Kettle’s Yard’s Material Power exhibition. The Cambridge museum's exhibitionexplores the historical life [...]

Saladin: Between Man and Myth – A new podcast with Abdul Rahman Azzam

Join Abdul Rahman Azzam for a discussion of espionage and honour, history and technology, as he explores the life and legacy of one of history's greatest leaders: Saladin. Listen now to learn where the man meets the myth, why he has endured so strongly in the popular consciousness, the [...]

One Day Left To Apply For Grants

Do you have a project, post, or publication in need of funding, one that relates to Islamic art and heritage? There’s still time to apply for our 2023 awards. Find out more and apply on our grants page. Pictured: a stunning signed Quran from Mamluk Egypt, 1489 CE, with [...]

Congratulations New Grantee – Glaire Anderson

Congratulations to one of our 2022 grantees! We are thrilled to fund Glaire Anderson in her project. So what is the project? About the project: The Barakat Trust is proud to fund Glaire Anderson and the Digital Lab for Islamic Visual Culture & Collections at the University of Edinburgh [...]

Remembering Iradj Bagherzade, 1942-2023

We are greatly saddened by the passing of Iradj Bagherzade on 8th January 2023 in London. Born in Vienna, Iradj studied for a degree in law at Oxford University, though he never practised as a lawyer. Instead, his monumental and impactful career in publishing began with Time-Life. After years [...]

جلسة سؤال وجواب (رقم 6) بالعربية حول برنامج مِنح وقف بركات| 12 مارس 2024، من الساعة 2:00 م –3:00 م بتوقيت غرينتش

دعوة لحضور جلسة سؤال و جواب للراغبين بالتقدم لبرنامج "مِنح وقف بركات" للحفاظ على تاريخ الف والعمارة والتراث الثقافي في العالم الإسلامي (برنامج 2024). موعد الجلسة: الثلاثاء 12 مارس 2024، من الساعة 2:00 م – 3:00 م بتوقيت غرينتش (الساعة 5:00 م – 6:00 م بتوقيت مكة المكرمة).     أطلق [...]

The Barakat Trust Grants 2024 Q&A Session 5 (English Only)

The Barakat Trust Grant 2023 Question and Answer Session in English.  Monday, 11 March 2024, 2 pm - 3 pm GMT. Join us for a question and answer session with the Director of The Barakat Trust, Seif El Rashidi on the Grants Programme 2023 and the application process. This Q&A [...]

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