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From Prison to Palace; Morsi President of Egypt Posted by on Jun 24, 2012

      It is such a memorable day! Today (Sunday, 24th June 2012) and at a bit after midday, The Elections High Committee الـلــجــنـــة الــعــُــلــيــــا لـلانــتــخـــابــــات announced the final figures and results of the Egyptian runoff elections. The committee declared Dr Muhammad Morsi مــُــحــَــمــّــد مــُــرســى as President of Egypt. Thus, Morsi is the first civilian مَــدَنـِــيّ…

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Salah Abo-Seif (1915 – 1996) Posted by on Jun 22, 2012

     Salah Abo-Seif صلاح أبو سيف was one of the most famous Egyptian film directors. He is considered  to be the Godfather of the realistic cinema السينما الواقعية in Egypt. Many of his films are considered Egyptian classics. Seventeen films of those that he directed were adapted from Arabic novels and short stories. His film…

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The Arabic Football Team that Defeated Germany in World Cup! Posted by on Jun 21, 2012

When you watch the incredibly powerful performance of the German Football team in the ongoing Euro 2012, you’d probably think that no Arab team could ever dream of beating such high-caliber players as Podolski, Schweinsteiger, Lahm, and Gomez. But thirty years ago, almost day for day, the best team representing the Arab world, الجزائــــــــر (Algeria), did…

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Inna & Anna !? Posted by on Jun 20, 2012

    In a previous post, we were introduced to Inna and Sisters. We have known that they are particles حــُــروف . One sister of Inna is Anna. The difference between the two sisters is the first letter which is the Hamza ( ء ) . The Hamza in the first word إنَّ has a Kasrah…

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Egypt’s Presidential Runoff Elections Posted by on Jun 17, 2012

      A few hours ago, the Egyptians finished voting تــصـــويـــت for the second day to choose a president رئــيــــــس  from two candidates in the first presidential elections انــتــخـــابـــات after the ouster of Mubarak in February 2011. Ahmad Shafiq أحــمــد شــفــيــــق and Mouhammad Morsi مــحــمـــد مــرســـى were the top two candidates in the first run. The…

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The UK Teaches Arabic Culture To Boost Exports Posted by on Jun 14, 2012

Learning اللُّغـــــــــة العربيـــــــــــة (Arabic language) is good. Learning about الثقـــــــــــافة العربيـــــــــــة (Arabic culture) in addition to the language is even better—and potentially lucrative too! Business companies in the المملكـــــــة المُتَّحــــــدة (the United Kingdom) can now learn both Arabic language and Arabic culture to boost their export and international investment opportunities. As of June of this year, free…

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Promoting Arabic and هِجـــــــــري (Hijri) Calendar Posted by on Jun 10, 2012

Let us first start with the signification of the Arabic term هِجـــــــــري (Hijri.) As explained by Aziza in her post “The New Hijri Year“, “The word Hijri is derived from the word Hijra (emigration of Prophet Mohammed from Mecca to Medina.)” Therefore “هِجـــــــــري” is an adjective, and its corresponding noun is “هِجـــــــــرة.” A few days…

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