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Fairouz and the Resonant Arabic Guitar Posted by on Sep 29, 2013

Marhaba! You all know by now that Fairouz (فيروز) is one of my favorite Arab artists and that almost all her songs are beautiful and reflect the true cultural nature of different Arab societies. Her songs capture how Arab societies view love, patriotism, and nationalism, among other important themes. Based on my previous post that…

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Al-Imam Al-Shaf’ie (150 – 204 AH) Posted by on Sep 29, 2013

In today’s post, I am going to tell you about a famous Arab and Muslim figure; Muhammad Bin (son of) Idris Al-Shaf’ie مـُـحــمـَّــد بــن إدريـــس الــشــافــِــعـــىّ . Al-Shaf;ie was a Muslim jurist فــَــقــــيـــه /Faqeeh/. He was a active in juridical matters in relation to the Islamic law. His thoughts and teachings led to the establishment…

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The Cairo Tower Posted by on Sep 28, 2013

       Today is the 43rd. anniversary ذِكــْـــرَى of Gamal Abdel-Nasser and I am going to tell you about one of his great engineering  projects and how he managed to raise money for its construction. The Cairo Tower بـــُـــرج الــقـــاهـــرة  /Borj Al-Qahirah/ is considered an icon of modern Cairo. It is one of Cairo’s well-known modern…

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How to Make Vegetarian Stuffed Grape Leaves Posted by on Sep 24, 2013

Marhaba! Today I am going to teach you how to prepare and make Veggie Grape Leaves (ورق عريش محشي قاطع). I feel that most of the recipes that I have shared lately are more for meat lovers. In this post I would like to share a recipe that my wife and I use when preparing…

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Listening Comprehension Answers: Moroccan Complaint Posted by on Sep 21, 2013

Here are the answers to the Listening Comprehension Exercise: Moroccan Complaint. To view the exercise again, click here.   تــُـــوجــَـــد الــمــكــتــبـــة  فـى مــَــديــــنـــــــة الــرِبـــَــــاط . 1) The bookshop is in the city of Rabat; The Moroccan capital. تــَـــخــَــصــَّــصــَــتْ الــمـَــكــْـــتــَـــبــَـــة  فــى  بــَــيــْــــع الــمــُــقــَـــرَّرات و الــدَّفــَـــاتــِــر الــمــَــدرســـيــَّـــــــة .   2) The bookshop is specialized in selling school books  and…

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Listening Comprehension Exercise: Moroccan Complaint Posted by on Sep 20, 2013

اِسـتـمـع إلـى الـتـــقــريـــر الـتــالـى ثــم أجـــب عـــن الأســئــلـــــــة Listen to the following news report and then answer the questions: فــى أىّ مـــديــنـــة تــُـــوجــَـــد الــمــكــتــبـــة ؟     1) In which city does the bookshop exist? فــِـــيـــمَ تــَـــخــَــصــَّــصــَــتْ الــمـَــكــْـــتــَـــبــَـــة ؟ 2) What is the bookshop specialized in? مـِــنْ مــَــاذا تــَــشــْــكــُــو الــعــَــائــِــلات فـى الــمــَــغـــْـــرب ؟ 3) What do…

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Learn How to Say Hello and to Introduce Yourself Posted by on Sep 11, 2013

Marhaba! If you happen to visit any country in the Middle East or anywhere in the world for that matter, you always meet new people. It could be at work (عمل), school (مدرسة) or just at a random social gathering (لقاء اجتماعي). You might land a new job in the Middle East or go on…

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