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Saleh Al-Sha’ir: A Declaration of Love Posted by on May 11, 2016

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! In today’s post, I am presenting a beautiful love poem by a friend; Saleh Al-Sha’ir صالح الشاعر. Is there a relationship between a person’s name and his/her character and/or his/her interests? I do believe yes. “Saleh صــالــح” is an Arabic adjective that means “pious”! Also, “Al-Sha’ir الــشــاعــر” means “the poet”! There…

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Nizar Qabbani: Thanks! Posted by on Apr 27, 2016

   Ahlan, Arabic lovers! In this post, I am presenting a beautiful love poem by the great Syrian poet Nizar Qabbani نزار قباني. The poem has the title of “Thanks! شــُــكــراً“. In the poem, Nizar thanks his beloved for the love and happiness she gave to his life. I made the English translation for the…

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Reading Exercise: Abdel-Rahman Al-Abnudi Posted by on Apr 23, 2015

اِقــرأ الـقــطـــعــــة  الـتــالــيـــة ثــم أجـــب عـــن الأســئــلـــــــة Read the and following passage and then answer the questions:     “عــبــد الرحــمــن الأبــنــودى هــو شــاعــر و مــؤلــف أغــانــى مصــرى مــشــهور . كــتــب الأبــنــودى قــصــائــده و أغــانــيــه بــالــلــهــجــة الــمــصــريــة الــعــامــيــة . ولــِــدَ الــشــاعــر فــى قــريــة أبــنــود فــى صــعــيــد مــصــر ، مــحــافــظــة قــنــا ، فى 11 أبــريــل 1938 . كــان…

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“Get Together”; Lotfi Bouchnak Posted by on Jan 28, 2015

    Ahlan أهــْــلاً, Arabic lovers! Today is 28th January. This day five years ago was the epic day of the Egyptian 25th January, 2011 Revolution. The day was known as “The Friday of Anger جــمــعــة الــغــضــب“. It witnessed the biggest crowds that gathered in every place in Egypt. It also witnessed the biggest number…

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“To my Love on New Year’s Eve”; Nizar Qabbani Posted by on Dec 31, 2014

    Ahlan أهــْــلاً and Happy New Year, Arabic lovers! Today, I am presenting a very beautiful love poem by the great Arab poet Nizar Qabbani نــِــزَار قــَــبــَّــانــِــي . The poem is entitled; “To My Love on New Year’s Eve إلـي حـبـيـبـتـي فـي رأس الـسـنـة“. It is a poem of unlimited love, an eternal one that…

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Nizar Qabbani; “Unlimited Love” Part II Posted by on Aug 29, 2014

    Ahlan أهــْــلاً Arabic lovers! Here is the second part of the long love poem by Nizar Qabbani نــِــزَار قــَــبــَّــانــِــي . The poem is entitled “Unlimited Love حــُــبٌّ بــِــلا حــُــدُود“. There is also the youtube video reciting the whole poem in Arabic so that you can listen to the poem as long as reading…

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Nizar Qabbani: Al-Quds Posted by on Jul 31, 2014

   Ahlan, Arabic fans! Today, I am going to present a poem by the great Arab poet نــِــزار قــَــبــَّـــانــِــى Nizar Qabbani. The poem is entitled الــقــُــدْسُ /Al-Quds/ (Jerusalem). In the poem, the poet longs for peace الــســَّــلام and for the land to come back to its owners. He longs for the time when blood الــدَّم and aggression الــعــُــدْوَان will stop. He never loses hope الأمــَــل in spite…

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