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Archive for September, 2013

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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