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Author Archives: Yaseen Rashed

Is water a source of concern for the Middle East?

By: Yaseen Rashed/Arab America Contributing writer The Middle East is one of the richest areas in the world in natural resources. The region is primarily known for its production of oil and gas as 80% of the world’s oil use comes from an OPEC member country. In turn, this natural resource has enriched these countries’ … Continued

10 Ways Arab Americans Haven’t Changed

By: Yaseen Rashed/Arab America Contributing Writer Although Arab Americans have been in this country for generations, they still hang on to the core values and unique characteristics of their culture. Here are some ways how Arab Americans haven’t changed: 1. Skills in Cooking Arab Americans have always traditionally always been gifted in cooking. So much … Continued

Adel Imam: A Hallmark of Egyptian Cinema

By: Yaseen Rashed/Arab America Contributing Writer Adel Imam is easily one of the most recognized names in the Arabic film industry. His acting career goes above and beyond the constraints of genre and theme as he’s filled roles ranging from schoolboy to warlord/dictator. His roles in his films have undoubtedly revolutionized Egyptian film making and … Continued

Are Arabs United or Divided?

By: Yaseen Rashed/Arab America Contributing Writer              The Arab identity has been in flux for the past century ranging from unity to complete division. The notion of one unitary “Arab identity” has been tested and throughout its course, it has held strong and fell apart all at the same time. … Continued

The Importance of Mental Health in The Muslim Faith

By: Yaseen Rashed/ Arab America Contributing writer There’s always been a stigma surrounding Mental Health, regardless of where in the world you are. Topics like depression and anxiety are rarely ever mentioned in discussions or in pop culture, therefore only furthering its stigma and effects on an individual. These practices aren’t unheard of in the … Continued

Can You Guess These Arab Landmarks?

By: Yaseen Rashed/Arab America Contributing writer The Middle East is home to countless iconic landmarks that have defined and influenced culture. From the pyramids in Giza, Egypt to the skyscrapers of Dubai, there’s an array of landmarks that are representative of the Arab world and its unique history and culture. The following are some of … Continued

Discover the Beauties of North Africa

By: Yaseen Rashed/ Arab America contributing writer  North Africa is a region rich with natural wonders and beauty. From its unique maritime culture on the Mediterranean to its mystical Sahara Desert, this region is home to some of the most beautiful sights in the world. Many people hail from all over to witness and experience … Continued

What do all The Arab Flags Represent?

By: Yaseen Rashed/ Arab America contributing writer Flags continue to hold significance in the political and social aspects of public life in the Arab world. Below are the 22 Arab recognized Arab country’s flags. Each flag’s color, symbol, and design alludes to a greater meaning for these societies an cultures. Algeria The Algerian flag is … Continued

Discrimination of Arabs in France

By: Yaseen Rashed/ Arab America contributing writer Western Europe has always held a complicated relationship with Arab immigrants and Arab nationals as the legacy of colonialism continues to lure over the complicated social integration of the two cultures. Specifically, racial tension in northern France has proved much more dynamic over the years and growing resentment … Continued

5 Things you probably didn’t know about Edward Said

By: Yaseen Rashed/ Arab America Contributing Writer Edward Said was a professor at Columbia and was a notable author. Being Palestinian and growing up in both the United States and Egypt, his work navigates around the central theme of exile and lacking a national identity. He’s lead many discussions around the topic of the nationhood … Continued

French Influence in North Africa

By: Yaseen Rashed/Arab America Contributing writer Undoubtedly, France has left its influence within North African culture ranging from language to government, and media. Around half a century ago, France played an even greater role in North Africa. During Europe’s scramble for Africa, France colonized Algeria, Tunisia and many other African nations. Generations later, France’s impact … Continued

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