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The Keffiyeh, the Shemagh, and the Ghutra

The Keffiyeh, the Shemagh, and the Ghutra

Sep 25, 2020

By: Lindsey Penn/Arab America Contributing Writer Lately, you may have seen the keffiyeh rising in popularity. A scarf that is traditionally from the Arab world has now spread all around the world, partly due to diasporas. Throughout the Arab world,(...)

5 Arab Inventors That Shaped Our World

Sep 25, 2020

By: Raneem Ghunaim/ Arab America Contributing Writer    Our lives would not have been the same without these inventors. Everything from wifi to phones to cameras, we have because the ideas have originated from Muslim inventors. Take a look and(...)

Does America know that they Use Arabic Numerals?

Sep 24, 2020

By: Ahmed Abu Sultan/ Arab America contributing writer.  Numbers are a huge part of everyone's life. We use them when trading or even just counting time. However, numbers were not the same as they are today. In older times, symbols(...)
Huda Shaarawi: The Early 20th Century Egyptian Female Activist

Huda Shaarawi: The Early 20th Century Egyptian Female Activist

Sep 24, 2020

By: Noureldin Mohamed/Arab America Contributing Writer Born Nour Al-Huda Mohamed Sultan Shaarawi on June 23, 1879, in the Egyptian city of Minya, she was a member of the famous El-Shaarawi family. Her father, Muhamed Sultan Pasha El-Shaarawi, later became the(...)

You Have To Try These 22 Most Popular Dishes From Every Arab Country

Sep 23, 2020

By: Yasmina Hage/ Arab America Contributing Writer              All Arab countries have dishes in common, but they vary from one place to the other depending on the regional spices used. Typically there is one major(...)

A Brief Guide to the Arabic Chat Alphabet, 'Arabizi'

Sep 23, 2020

By Emily Tain/Arab America Contributing Writer English, for the most part, is solely written in the Latin alphabet. Romance languages, like French and Spanish, also use the Latin alphabet with a few additions. The farther you stray from the US(...)

Greater Syrian Diaspora at 78RPM: Leila Mazloom

Sep 23, 2020

By: Richard Breaux/Arab America Contributing Writer What do you do when you find several dozen 78 rpm records all in Arabic and you can neither read, nor speak the language? You research the musicians and record labels and write about(...)

A Trip To Jibla--The Home Of Yemen's Second Legendary Queen

Sep 23, 2020

By: Habeeb Salloum/Arab America Contributing Writer A Trip To Jibla--The Home Of Yemen's Second Legendary Queen, it is a rare person who has not heard of the famous Biblical Queen of Sheba, known to the Arabs as Queen Balqis. An(...)

Not All Arabs Are Muslims and Not All Muslims Are Arabs

Sep 23, 2020

By: Noah Robertson/Arab America Contributing Writer If I were to walk up to a random person on the street in the U.S. and ask them if the majority of Arab Americans are Muslim, or if the majority of American Muslims(...)

Arabs Piling onto Israel’s Fake Peace—Palestinian Resistance Mounts, but to Little Effect

Sep 23, 2020

By: John Mason/ Arab America Contributing Writer Recent agreements between Israel and Arab countries demonstrate that the Arab-Israel conflict and the Israel-Palestine conflict are species of a different kind. Arab countries’ détentes with Israel will only harden Israel’s position on(...)

4 States You Never Thought Would Offer Arab Studies Programs at Their Universities

Sep 22, 2020

By: Sophia Segal/Arab America Contributing Writer Universities across the United States have a wide variety of studies, including Arab or Near East Studies, which many people don't realize. These states include Wyoming, Colorado, Utah, Montana, and more that you would(...)

The Best Arab Women Filmmakers in Modern History

Sep 22, 2020

By: Mohamed Nada/Arab America Contributing Writer All the best movies ever produced come out of Hollywood, but did you know that over 90 percent of directors/filmmakers are men? In 2017, women only made up 18 percent of directors, writers, and(...)

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