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Alexandria الإسكندرية /Al-iskandariya/ (Part 3) Posted by on Jul 30, 2011

          Most of the citizens of Alexandria adhere to the religion of Islam and the most famous mosque there is the El-Morsi Abo El-Abbas Mosque in the Bahary neighborhood. There are Christians too. After Rome, Alexandria was considered the major seat of Christianity in the world. The Pope of Alexandria was the second among equals…

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Alexandria الإسكندرية /Al-iskandariya/ (Part 2) Posted by on Jul 29, 2011

      Alexandria passed formally under Roman jurisdiction in 80 BC and after it had been under Roman influence for more than a hundred years. It was captured by Julius Caesar in 47 BC during a Roman intervention in the domestic civil war حرب أهلية between king Ptolemy XIII and his advisers, and the fabled queen…

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Hijab Posted by on Jul 28, 2011

Hijab (which means cover) is a traditional head cover or wrap worn by Muslim women. Many Muslim women around the world wear it. It has numerous styles and colors, and its fashion varies all the time. It also varies from one country to the other, so women in Pakistan have a different hijab style from…

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word search game, family – answers Posted by on Jul 28, 2011

This is the answer of the word search game  presented in my previous post and the translation of the words. أم = mother أخت = sister ابن أخ = nephew خالة = aunt ابنة عم = cousine = حماة mother in law أبناء = siblings /childrens جدة = grandmother عائلة = extended family أسرة =…

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Famous Cities: Alexandria الإسكندرية /Al-iskandariya/ (Part 1) Posted by on Jul 27, 2011

       Nicknamed the “Bride of the Mediterranean عروس البحر المتوسط  “, Alexandria is the second largest city of Egypt with a population of about 4 million extending along 32 km along the coast of the Mediterranean Sea البحر المتوسط in the north central part of the country. It is also the largest city lying directly on…

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Word search game – family Posted by on Jul 26, 2011

In this post, I have created an Arabic word search game for you. Can you find the 10 words below in the table? Do you know what these words refer to? If not, check the answers post for the translation. All the words are related to family relations.     أم أخت ابن أخ خالة…

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(2) Arabic Diacritics (Al-Tashkeel الـتـشـكـيـــل ) Posted by on Jul 25, 2011

The Harakaat الحركات which literally means “motions” are the short vowel marks but Tashkeel refers to other vowel or consonant diacritics.. * Fathah /  ـَ /                The Fatha فتحة is a small diagonal line placed above a letter and represents a short /a/. The word Fatha itself means “opening” and refers to the opening of the…

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