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Archive for July, 2012

Al-Khushaf Posted by on Jul 25, 2012

Alkhushaf (الخشاف) is another traditional recipe associated with the month of Ramadan. It is very easy to prepare, and it is very high in nutrients which is very good after fasting all day long. Alkhushaf is made with dried fruits, mainly dried dates (التمر) raisins (الزبيب) dried prunes (القراصيا) dried apricots (المشمشية) dried figs (التين)…

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Qamar Eddin Posted by on Jul 24, 2012

Qamar Eddin (قمر الدين) is a lovely juice that we traditionally have in Ramadan. It is made with dried apricots (مشمش). Syria is famous for producing it, especially the city of Damascus.   Qamar Eddin cannot be produced at home because it is produced in factories that process apricots in a special way, not suitable…

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This Day in History; The July 23, 1952 Revolution Posted by on Jul 23, 2012

       Today is the 60th anniversary of the July 23, 1952 Revolution ثورة . The revolution began with a successful military coup d’etat انقلاب that was led by the Free Officers Movement حركة الضباط الأحرار . The Free Officers were a group of army officers led by Muhammad Naguib محمد نجيب and Gamal Abdel-Nasser جمال عبد…

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Fisal’s Dictionary: “to move” Posted by on Jul 22, 2012

Fisal’s Dictionary: “to move  حــَــرَك”     Today, we are going to go on a journey to the depths of the Arabic Dictionary in order to discover some of its secrets. We will look up the root verb حـَـرَكَ  and explore some of its derivatives. * حـَـرَكَ    [V.I.] = 1- To feel or complain about some…

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Welcome Ramadan Posted by on Jul 21, 2012

   Today we will listen to a nice Ramadan song by the famous Egyptian singer; Abdel Aziz Mahmoud عبد العزيز محمود . The song was published in 1966 and is entitled “Welcome Ramadan مـَــرحــَــب رمــضـــان” . There are so many Arabic songs in different dialects that celebrate the coming of this holy month every year…

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It is Ramadan! Posted by on Jul 19, 2012

      Tomorrow is the first day of the holy month of Ramadan رمـضــان . Ramadan is the time when Muslims all over the world fast. The fasting of Ramadan is one of the five pillars of Islam. Since Ramadan is a special month in the Muslim calendar, it is celebrated in so many different ways…

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Baby Animals Posted by on Jul 18, 2012

Baby Animals صــِـــغــــَــــــار الــحـــَـــيـــــوانـــَـــات  In today’s post, we are going to learn some names of baby animals in the Arabic language. * The baby lion أســـَـــد is called a “cub شـــِــبــْـــل  “ * The baby horse حـِــصــَــان is called a “foal or colt مــُــهـــْـــر ” * The baby donkey حــِــمــَـــار is called a “foal or…

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