Gihan Shahine's Articles

The Israeli war on Gaza has left Gazan women clinging onto hope despite the uncertainty and destruction that surround them, they explain to Gihan Shahine

The Al-Aqsa Mosque in Jerusalem, one of the holiest sites for Muslims and a flashpoint in the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, is more important than ever in the holy month of Ramadan, writes Gihan Shahine

The resilience of the Gazan people under Israeli attack has changed the hearts and minds of many across the globe.

People in Syria are spending a bleak Ramadan this year, with the recent devastating earthquake in the northwest of the country adding another layer of suffering to a nation already battered by war.

The recent earthquakes in Turkey and Syria have triggered controversy about possible links between global warming and seismic activity.

The Russia-Ukraine war is not only leading to the deaths and displacement of children in Ukraine, but is also pushing millions of others into poverty, writes Gihan Shahine

The Russia-Ukraine war has shed light on how women suffer the brunt of conflicts in the short and longer terms, writes Gihan Shahine

Is Egypt’s Northern Coast, including the iconic city of Alexandria and the Nile Delta, which brings food to most Egyptian tables, all at risk of submerging due to climate change? Al-Gihan Shahine visits the sea for answers.

For Muslims who could not afford the hajj this year, a recently launched 3D virtual visit to the Prophet’s Mosque may be a must-see substitute.

The historic mausoleums at Al-Bahnassa in Upper Egypt are the final resting place of thousands of the Prophet Mohamed’s companions and are now being restored after years of negligence, writes Gihan Shahine

The Covid-19 pandemic has wreaked positive and negative changes on many people’s lives, but it is an open question which of these will be permanent

Will the world that emerges after the coronavirus pandemic be different?

last week saw the annual change of the kiswa, the lavish cloth covering the holy Kaaba in Mecca. Ahram Weekly chronicles Egypt’s centuries-old contribution to the process

Upper Egypt has long been the focus of film documentaries tackling poverty issues, but one French filmmaker has sought to capture moments of childhood joy

The world has seen waves of anti-Muslim attacks this year, with the Christchurch massacre in New Zealand coming at their peak, writes Gihan Shahine

In the second of a two-part interview, holistic health coach Dana Dinnawi explains how women can look radiant, take back control of their health, and get over stress and emotional eating

In the first of a two-part interview, nutritionist and health coach Dana Dinnawi explains the role hormones play in our bodies and how healthy eating can help to reset them to improve our lives to Gihan Shahine

The wellness business is flourishing in Egypt, with growing numbers of people joining what has become a global craze, writes Gihan Shahine

Ramadan is a time when the mausoleums of the Prophet Mohamed’s family in Cairo become the mecca of many Muslim worshippers

Efforts to fight poverty in Upper Egypt may be paying off as government statistics have revealed a drop in poverty rates in Egypt’s southern governorates, but much still remains to be done, as Gihan Shahine finds out

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