Arabic Culture

Eid Mubarak to All

June 4, 2019 Arabic Culture,Religion
عِيْدُ الفِطْرِ When Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) entered Madinah, after migration from Mecca, he found the people of Madinah having two days of big celebrations—the Day of Nairooz نَيْرُوز and the Day of Mahrajan مَهْرَجَان…

Arabic Gum Seller – Yeme…

A picture is worth a thousand words. The picture below, Arabic gum sellers in Bab al-Yemen just outside Old Sana’a City, illustrates an aspect of real-life situations in Yemen.

Spice Seller – Yemen

A picture is worth a thousand words. The picture below, a spice seller in souk al-Milh in Old Sana’a City, illustrates some aspects of real-life situations in Yemen.

The Month of Ramadhan

May 6, 2019 Arabic Culture,Religion
The Meaning of Ramadhan: What is the meaning of Ramadhan? Ramadhan رَمَضَان is the name of the ninth month of the lunar calendar. It is the only month that is mentioned in the Holy Quran, namely in Surat al-Bagarah, ver…

Origins of Shia Islam

March 5, 2019 Arabic Culture,Religion
Origins of Shia Islam The origins of Shia Islam المَذْهَبُ الشِّيْعِي dates back to the early days of Islam; therefore, it is the oldest branch of political Islam. More specifically, it emerged during the era of third c…

Common Arabic Phrases in Socia…

Common Arabic Phrases in Social and Religious Occasions It is customary that Arabs use common Arabic phrases in social and religious occasions. These phrases are meant to congratulate, greet, or express good wishes. Bel…

Abdullah Al-Baradouni: A Biogr…

November 24, 2018 Arabic Culture,Literature
Abdullah Al-Baradouni: A Biography عَبْدُ الله البَرَدُونِي: سِيْرَة ذَاتِية Born in 1929 in Baradoun village in Dhamar ذَمَار governorate (province), Abdullah Al-Baradouni عَبْدُ الله البَرَدُونِي is a renowned Yemeni…

Yemen: Customs, Traditions, an…

Yemen: Customs, Traditions, and More Compared to other Arab countries, Yemen is the least affected by globalization. If one seeks to experience genuine Arabic culture, Yemen can’t be beat linguistically, culturally, and…

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…

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…
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