Author name: Koloud Tarapolsi

Koloud ‘Kay’ Tarapolsi is a Libyan American artist who creates art to promote a positive image of Arab culture. In 2011 she started a 30 Days of Ramadan Crafty Challenge on her blog and has had a wonderful time making over 300 DIY tutorials with her 3 daughters. She founded 12 years ago and enjoys selling her art in various locations around the United States and online.

Mawlid in Africa

Mawlid al-Nabi (Arabic: مَولِد النَّبِي), also called Mawlid, is a festive observance of the birth of the Prophet Muhammad (pbuh) by some Muslims. It is a cultural expression, and not a religious obligation or global practice. Due to Islam using a lunar calendar, Mawlid will occur this year on October 29th, 2020. This post will […]

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Libyan Sharba Soup Recipe

Today my sister-in-law and I made Libyan sharba, a type of soup used to break the fast in Ramadan.  But it is also eaten throughout the winter months.  It can be made for special occasions and when visitors come. Basically it’s pretty much a staple in any Libyan household. In different Libyan cities, small variations

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