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When Islam Arrived to Australia – Part 2 Posted by on Jun 30, 2014 in Arabic Language

Marhaba! I am confident that many of you enjoyed learning more and more about how Islam arrived to Australia from the previous post. It’s always such a great feeling to learn something new, and especially if it is of such historical significance. Before I proceed to discuss the article and post the answers, I want to wish you all Ramadan Kareem! May you all have a Blessed month of Ramadan full of prayer, happy times with family, and beautiful memories.

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I find that an important part of learning a new language is to constantly look for interesting reads on the web and in any other available format. Language is always about culture and history, and this is why here at the Transparent Arabic Language Blog we constantly strive to introduce you to different things, stories, recipes, songs and the likes to get fully immersed!! Per my promise on December 31, 2013, I, my colleagues as well on the Arabic team, will do our utmost best to help you learn, practice, and improve your Arabic language skills!! I am sure you worked hard to answer the questions and translate the sentence from Arabic into English.

Here are the answers:

إنها قوارب أندونيسية تقليدية ، كانت تحمل الصيادين المسلمين من مدينة ماكاسار المزدهرة بحثا عن سمك خيار البحر.

1. They are traditional Indonesia boats, they used to carry Muslim fishermen from the prosperous city of Makassar looking for sea cucumber.

يعتقد بعض المؤرخين أنهم وصلوا أستراليا عام 1750.

2. Some historians assume that they arrived in Australia in the year 1750.

التواصل مع سكان ماكاسار هي أول محاولة من الأستراليين لإقامة علاقات مع الخارج. المحاولة كانت ناجحة، لأنهم عقدوا صفقات ومعاملات تجارية، على أساس المساواة دون مشاكل عرقية.

3. Communication with the people of Makassar was the first attempt from the Australians to build foreign relations. The attempt was successful because they established trade relations and agreements on the basis of equality without racial issues.

إذا ذهبت إلى جنوب شرقي أرهام ستجد هناك أثرا للإسلام في الأغاني وفي الرسومات وفي الرقص وفي طقوس الجنائز أيضا.

4. If you go to Southeast Arham, you will find evidence of Islam in songs, paintings, dancing and in burial rituals as well.

Translation of sentence:

5. And the fisherman from Makassar settled in Australia and married Australian women, and they left a long religious and cultural legacy in Australia.

Ramadan Kareem!!

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Have a nice day!

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Salam everyone! Born as an American to two originally Arab parents, I have been raised and have spent most of my life in Beirut, Lebanon. I have lived my good times and my bad times in Beirut. I was but a young child when I had to learn to share my toys and food with others as we hid from bombs and fighting during the Lebanese Civil War. I feel my connection to Arabic as both a language and culture is severing and so it is with you, my readers and fellow Arabic lovers, and through you that I wish to reestablish this connection by creating one for you.