Arabic Culture

Kazim Al-Sahir

November 16, 2018 Arabic Culture,Music
Kazim Al-Sahir كَاظِم السَّاهِر Born in Mosul, Iraq, in 1957, Kazim(*) Al-Sahir كَاظِم السَّاهِر is one of the most noted singers in the Arab World الوَطْنِ العَرَبِي. He is also a composer and a song writer. Living in…

What is Islam?

November 13, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
What is Islam? Islam is the submission to Allah, that is to submit one’s soul, destiny, all matters to Him. A man may feel that no one on earth or the heavens above has authority over him, and that he has the freedom to…

Ali Ahmed Bakatheer

November 6, 2018 Arabic Culture,Literature
Ali Ahmed Bakatheer عَلِي أَحْمَد بَاكَثِيْر [caption id="attachment_568" align="aligncenter" width="800"] Ali Ahmed Bakatheer عَلِي أَحْمَد بَاكَثِيْر[/caption]Born in Surabaya Indonesia in 1910, Ali Ahmed Bakathe…

Shafoot: A Starter Yemeni Dish

November 5, 2018 Arabic Culture,Food
Shafoot شَفُوْت: A Starter Yemeni Dish saltah سَلْتَة, faHsah فَحْسَة, mandi مَنْدِي, fattah فَتَّة, sousi سُوْسِي, ‘aSiiT عَصِيْد, bint aS-SaHn بِنْت الصَّحْن and shafoot شَفُوت are very popular local dishes that are u…

Pre-Islamic Beliefs of Arabs

November 4, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
In the pre-Islamic period or Jahiliyyah الجَاهِلِيَّة, Arabs were not all monotheists. Like many other nations at the time, they had more than one faith دَيَانَة. Quraish قُرِيْش and neighboring tribes were principally p…

Sherine Abdel-Wahab

October 30, 2018 Arabic Culture,Music
Sherine Abdeil-Wahab (popularly known as Sherine) is a renowned Egyptian singer, not only in Egypt, but all over the Arab World. Whether you are riding a bus in the streets of Sana’a, strolling in some busy street in Amm…

Origins of Islamic Political I…

October 24, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
Following the death of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH), there was never a discord about the essence of Islam. The pillars of Islam, the Quran, the matters of worship, and all other principles that guided and organized Muslim…

A Taste of Yemeni and Arabic O…

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Music
العُوْد ‘the oud’ is a musical instrument used in the Middle East and North Africa. Its name was derived from the Arabic word عُوْد ‘a piece of wood’ as it is made of wood. Although it is an ancient instrument, it is sti…

Modern Religious Ideologies in…

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Religion
Most Arabs define being an Arab as one who speaks Arabic and views the history of Arabs as an integral part of his/her cultural identity. Arabs are predominantly Muslims, but they have different religious ideologies. Thi…

saltah سَلْتَة: Yemen’s Nation…

October 9, 2018 Arabic Culture,Food
Bint aS-SaHn بِنْت الصَّحْن , sousi سُوْسِي , shafout شَفُوْت, and saltah سَلْتَة are some delicious Arabic dishes that are peculiar to Yemen. While the others are popular on special days and occasions, سَلْتَة is eaten …
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