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Modern Religious Ideologies in the Arab World

What are modern religious ideologies in the Arab World? 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. This di…

saltah سَلْتَة: Yemen’s National Dish

Yemen national dish is without a doubt salta سَلْتَه. Other popular dishes in Yemen are Bint aS-SaHn بِنْت الصَّحْن , sousi سُوْسِي , and shafoot / shafout شَفُوْت. These dishes are peculiar to Yemen. While the others are popular on special days and occasions, Yemenis eat salta e…

The Arabic Alphabet (3)

Arabic is a cursive language; its letters must be joined to form words. This entails that they change their shapes. The change in shape is not straightforward, as a letter can have three different shapes: one at the beginning of the word, one in the middle of the word, and one at…

The Arabic Alphabet (2)

The Arabic Alphabet (2) This lesson is about the Arabic letters and long vowels. In previous lesson, you learned the Arabic letters and their pronunciation which varies according to the short vowels (al-ħarakaat al-qaSiirah, الْحَرَكَاتُ الْقَصِيرَة) that accompany them. For exa…

The Arabic Alphabet (1)

The Arabic Alphabet (1) The Arabic Alphabet is composed of twenty-eight letters. All of these letters are consonants. Two of them are also used as vowels. In addition to these, there are the alif without hamza and the madda (آ), which is a combination of alif and hamza or two ha…
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Latest Tests

Reading Comprehension Test (35)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (35) Read the Story مَاكْبِث and answer the following questions.

Reading Comprehension Test (34)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (34) Read the Story الْمَلِكُ عَجِيبٌ and answer the following questions.

Reading Comprehension Test (33)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (33) Read the Story تَاجِرُ بَغْدَادَ and answer the following questions.

Reading Comprehension Test (32)

Arabic Reading Comprehension Test (32) Read the Story بِنْتُ الصَّبَّاغ and answer the following questions.

Latest E-books & Handouts

Ibnulyemen Arabic Attached Pronouns

Attached pronouns in Arabic are the pronouns that we attach to verbs, nouns, prepositions, or particles. Generally speaking, pronouns in Arabic are separate, attached, or implicit (i.e. implied or not overt). The separate pronouns  in Arabic are similar to the subject pronouns fo…

Ibnulyemen Arabic Alphabet and Cursive Writing

Arabic is a right-to-left cursive language. This short e-book "Ibnulyemen Arabic Alphabet and Cursive Writing" typographically shows how the Arabic letters are connected to to form words. There are twenty-eight letters in Arabic. Each letter has four shapes: at the beginning of t…

Ibnulyemen Arabic Short Stories for Non-natives

This is a short e-book of eleven short stories written in simplified Arabic. The original versions of these stories were written by Kamel Kilani and Mohammed Al-Abrashi, both Egyptian writers. They are fairly long and meant for native speakers of Arabic. The wording and structure…

Attached Pronouns

Attached pronouns in Arabic are pronominal suffixes; for each separate pronoun there is a corresponding attached pronoun. These pronominal suffixes are are attached to nouns, prepositions, and verbs. With nouns, they function as possessive pronouns. With preposition, they functio…