Hadeeth ad-Dar is a quarterly publication driven by the DAI Cultural Season. Every year for almost thirty years, select authors, specialists, and scholars from the world’s leading academic and cultural institutions have been invited to give a lecture on some aspect of the art and/or culture of the Islamic world.
These lectures are edited for print and then published in Hadeeth ad-Dar, as a continuation of the desire of Sheikh Nasser Sabah al-Ahmad al-Sabah and Sheikha Hussa Sabah al-Salem al-Sabah to provide and share information that promotes increased awareness of and appreciation for the art and culture of the Islamic world. As such, it is distributed to libraries, universities and Friends of the DAI around the world.
We are also pleased to included online copies of all editions here on this site. Please feel free to wander through the publication, diving in and out of issues and topics as you like. Conversely, you may use the search function to find lectures related to specific subjects or scholars. However you approach it, enjoy!