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Author Archives: Nura Abou Hamze

Who is Al Farabi ? Why is he so Important?

By: Noura Abu Hamze / Arab America Contributing Writer Biography of Al Farabi Abu Nasr Muhammad ibn Muhammad ibn Tarkhan ibn Awzalagh Al-Farabi was born in approximately  AH 257/ CE 870. He was born in a place called Farab or Farayb. In his youth he moved to Baghdad, Iraq. In 943 CE (AH 331) he went to Damascus, … Continued

Rami Ayach and the Ayach Childhood Foundation

By: Noura Abou Hamze/Arab America Contributing Writer Who is Ramy Ayach? Ramy Abu Ayach (Arabic: رامي ابوعياش‎) was born on August 18, 1980. Ramy is a Lebanese singer, composer, actor, and philanthropist. Commonly referred to as the “Pop Star” in the Arab world for his impact and contribution to the contemporary Arab music scene and Pop Culture, … Continued

Arabic Chat Alphabet- Writing Arabic but in English

By: Noura Abou Hamze/Arab America Contributing Writer The Arabic language is widely spoken all over the world and is the official language in twenty-three Arab countries. Have you ever heard about a special form of writing Arabic, called the Arabic Chat Alphabet? The Arabic chat alphabet , alternatively the Franco-Arabic alphabet, or ‘Arabizi’ , is an alternative … Continued

A History of the Origin of Tabbouleh : Lebanon’s National Food

By: Noura Abou Hamze/Arab America Contributing Writer What is Tabbouleh ? It is a Middle Eastern dish made of bulgur wheat, finely chopped herbs, and spices. Tabbouleh is often served as an appetizer, a salad, or part of a mezze, the Middle Eastern equivalent of tapas. Tabbouleh is thought to have originated in Lebanon, where it is the national … Continued

TikTok in the Gulf : A Global Controversy

By: Noura Abou Hamze/Arab America Contributing Writer Just like other markets, TikTok has created a wave in the Middle East, especially among Generation Z users who have taken to the platform to create and watch fun content. The app ranks among the top 10 downloaded apps in GCC countries and the latest figures show that … Continued

How Did Jean Jacques Rousseau Influence Gibran Kahlil Gibran?

By: Noura Abou Hamze / Arab America Contributing Writer Gibran Khalil Gibran is a notable Arab intellectual of Lebanese origin who influenced and got influenced by both Eastern and Western thinkers.  He is a Lebanese-American poet and writer and often considered a philosopher.  Gibran is best known for his work, especially “the Prophet”, which was translated … Continued

Quds Rise : First Electric Car Launched in Lebanon

By Noura Abou Hamze / Arab America Contributing Writer Despite struggling with a dire economic crisis and frequent power cuts, Lebanon launches its first ever made electric car.  The car is red and is named “ Quds Rise” using the Arabic name of Jerusalem. Furthermore, this project is made by the Lebanese born- Palestinian business man … Continued

Arab America Interviews Rising Vocalist, Issam Al-Najjar

By Noura Abou Hamze/ Arab America Contributing Writer Issam Al Najjar is an 18-year-old rising singer who is originally from Jaffa, Palestine. He was born in Jordan and grew up there. His family has been living in Jordan for more than 18 years. Issam’s father grew up in Kuwait and his mom grew up in … Continued

A One-Sided Love Story: Ahmed Rami and Umm Kulthum

By: Noura Abou Hamze/Arab America Contributing Writer Ahmed Rami, a famous Egyptian poet, fell in love with Umm Kulthum when he was a young child. This love created a one-sided love in the history of tragic love stories. Both important figures spent time together, from singing to watching the Nile River every week, to writing … Continued

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