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Mohammad Ghani Hikmat (1929 – 2011) Posted by on Apr 21, 2016

   Ahlan أهــْــلاً, Arabic lovers! Yesterday, Google Middle East celebrated the 87th anniversary of Mohammad Ghani Hikmat مـحـمـد غـانـي حـكـمـت showing one of his famous monuments called “Saving the Iraqi Culture”. So, I thought it is a good chance to write a short biography about the man. Hikmat was one of the most important Iraqi…

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Listening Exercise: The Charm of Arabic Calligraphy Posted by on Jun 11, 2015

اِســتــمــع إلــى الــتــقــريــر ، ثــُــمَّ أجـِــبْ عـَــن الأســئــلــة الــتــَّــالــِــيــَـــة : Listen to the report and then answer the following questions: الأســـْـــئــِـــلــة Questions مــا هــى أســاســيــات الــخــط الــعــربــي الــتــى حــولــتــه إلــى فــنٍ مــتــعــارف عــلــيــه؟       1) What are the basics of the Arabic calligraphy that turned it into a common art? اِذكــُــر بــعــض أنــواع الــخــط الــعــربــي؟ …

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Damanhour Opera House Posted by on May 6, 2015

    Ahlan أهــْــلاً , Arabic lovers! Our post today is an artistic one. It is about an artistic landmark that is located in my area in Egypt. Al-Beheira Governorate مــحــافــظــة الــبــحــيــرة lies in the Delta of Egypt. The name Al-Beheira in Arabic means “Lake بــحــيــرة“. The whole governorate was given that name because of…

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Mahmoud Mukhtar (1891 – 1934) Posted by on May 12, 2012

     Google celebrated the 121st birthday of Mamoud Mukhtar مـحـــمـــــود مــخــتــــــار last Thursday.  Mukhtar was one of the few leading Egyptian sculptors نــَــحــَّــاتــيـــن . He is the maker of the famous Nahdit Misr Statue تــِــمــثــــال نــهــضــــة مِـصـــر (Egypt’s Renaissance Sculpture) and has a museum named after him in Cairo that exhibits his numerous works. His museum…

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Khalil Gibran Posted by on Apr 1, 2010

Gibran (جبران خليل جبران) was born in Lebanon to a poor family that could not afford to give him formal education. However, priests taught him about the Bible, as well as the Arabic and Syriac languages. Around 1891, his family’s property was confiscated by the authorities. With no home, Gibran’s mother decided to immigrate to…

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