Episode 19 – Beirut’s “Qabadayat”

Back in the day, the streets of Beirut’s neighborhoods were often watched over and protected by men known as “Qabadayat”, which roughly translates as valiant men. They often helped people in their community and resolved local disputes. Qabadayat were pillars of tradition and social customs. They often played important roles in organizing celebrations and funerals … Continue reading Episode 19 – Beirut’s “Qabadayat”