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The story behind this Egyptian Proverb Posted by on Aug 7, 2020

In today’s post, we’re going to learn a new Arabic proverb  مثل (شعبي) عربي and study its use and the story behind it.   >> The proverb, which is in Egyptian Arabic, is as follows:   ماتروحش تبيع المية في حارة السقّايين Ma   TruH-š   Tbeeʕ   il-mayya   fi   Hart   is-sa2ayeen   *Literal meaning المعنى الحرفي Don’t sell…

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Letter of the Week (و) wow Posted by on Aug 5, 2020

Moving on to our twenty seventh letter of the Arabic alphabet (و), we will look at various words beginning with (و) along with more culture/language related facts. Let’s begin with looking at your basic forms of the letter و. Initial و‎, as in the word “واحِد” meaning “one”. Medial ـو‎ ‍, as in the word…

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Hajj Pilgrimage “الحج” amid pandemic Posted by on Aug 3, 2020

Last Friday, Muslims around the world celebrated Eid Al-Adha عيد الأضحى – an islamic holiday that marks the end of Hajj season موسم الحج. It was not only the celebration of Eid was affected by the CoronaVirus pandemic, but Hajj was too. Hajj pilgrimage, which is one the pillars of Islam أركان الإسلام and a journey that…

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