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Youssef Wahbi (1898 – 1982) Posted by on Jul 14, 2012

     Youssef  Wahbi يـوسـف وهــبــي was born on July 14th 1898 in the city of Al-Fayoum الــفــَـــيــُّـــوم  , Egypt. He was an Egyptian theatre and cinema actor مـُـمـَــثـــِّـــل and director مـُــخــرِج , a leading star نــَــجــْــم of the 1930s and 1940s and one of the most prominent Arab stage actors of all times.     Wahbi was…

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Salah Abo-Seif (1915 – 1996) Posted by on Jun 22, 2012

     Salah Abo-Seif صلاح أبو سيف was one of the most famous Egyptian film directors. He is considered  to be the Godfather of the realistic cinema السينما الواقعية in Egypt. Many of his films are considered Egyptian classics. Seventeen films of those that he directed were adapted from Arabic novels and short stories. His film…

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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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The Dean of Arabic Literature Posted by on Oct 29, 2011

Taha Hussein  (November 14, 1889 – October 28, 1973)        Like yesterday in 1973, Taha Hussein, who was nicknamed the Dean of Arabic Literature  عميد الأدب العربي , left our world.  He was one of the most influential 20th century Egyptian writers and philosophers. He was a pioneer of enlightenment التنوير  and had great contributions in…

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I Live in Your Eyes Posted by on Oct 26, 2011

       Today, I present a love poem by the great Egyptian poet; Farouk Goweedah فاروق جويدة . He  is a contemporary poet who has written a lot of poetry in different topics. Goweedah is famous all over the Arab World. His words are very delicate and his style is so simple and passionate. The poem is…

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Men in History: Gamal Abdel-Nasser (Part 2) Posted by on Sep 30, 2011

       Gamal Abdel-Nasser جمال عبد الناصر        Nasser was the founder مؤسس of the Free Officers Movement in 1945. Those patriotic brave  and loyal men decided that it was time for them to defend the Arab  nation and support the resistance المقاومة in Palestine. Then, the Egyptian government gave orders to the army to engage in…

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This Day in History: Mohammad Mitwally Al-Sha’raawy Posted by on Jun 17, 2011

Mohammad Mitawlly Al-Sha’raawy محمد متولي الشعراوى        Like today and on June 17th 1998, the great Egyptian Muslim jurist الفقيه and scholar العَالِم Mohammad Mitawlly Al-Shara’awy passed away. He had a widespread popularity that he was nicknamed the “The Preacher of the Century داعية القرن ” and “The Imam of All Preachers إمام الدعاة “…

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