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Below is a list of resources and content regarding the Arab and Arab American identity and culture:

Arab Community COVID-19 Resource Guide

Resource Guide

This guide includes local resources with material translated to Arabic, in order to get access to information about unemployment, support for small businesses, relief for undocumented workers, a list of service providers, and much more.

Arab Americans

Resources:

Arab America Blog

Featuring content written by Arab America regarding identity, culture, history, cuisine, contributions and Arab American issues.

Center for Arab American Studies

University of Michigan-Dearborn – The only academic institution in the United States devoted solely to the study of Arab Americans.

Program in American Culture

University of Michigan-Ann Arbor – Committed to an interdisciplinary approach to Arab American Studies that integrates research and teaching methods from various fields, such as history, media studies, literature, anthropology, sociology, etc. A transnational approach that highlights the relationship between Arab homelands and diasporas.

Alif Institute

Alif Institute fosters an understanding and appreciation of Arab culture and to engage Arabs and non-Arabs alike to achieve this mission.

Arab American Cultural and Community Center

Serves the community through cultural programs, outreach, and social services; promotes Arab culture and heritage and fosters a greater understanding of Arab Culture in Houston

Arab American National Museum

The Arab American National Museum is the first museum in the world devoted to Arab American history and culture.

Detroit Free Press

100 Questions and Answers about Arab Americans.

Arab World

Resources:

The Arab World

A description of the diversity and culture of the Arab world.

Al-Bab

Al-Bab aims to introduce non-Arabs to the Arabs and their culture. Western explorers of the 18th and 19th centuries portrayed the Arab world as a strange, exotic and sometimes terrifying place. Al-Bab seeks to portray the Arab world neither as an object of fear nor as a cultural curiosity – fascinating though it may be.

Al Mashriq

Cultural riches of the countries of the Eastern Mediterranean-an anthropological guide. Al-Mashriq is a non-political, non-sectarian, non-commercial server. Any opinions expressed are those of the authors and in no way reflect the views of the maintainer of the server. Its purpose is to reflect a culture and the ways of life of Lebanon and the Levant and was started as guide and entry point to the life and history of the region for the benefit of expatriates of the Levant.

Arab Center Washington DC

The Arab Center is a nonprofit, independent, and nonpartisan research organization dedicated to furthering the political, economic, and social understanding of the Arab world in the United States and to providing insight on US policies and interests in the Middle East.

Amideast

Promoting understanding and cooperation between Americans and the people of the Middle East and North Africa.

Center for Contemporary Arab Studies

Georgetown University – The Center for Contemporary Arab Studies (CCAS) is the only academic center in the United States focusing essentially on the Arab world–the region from Morocco to the Gulf. It has been doing so with distinction for over 30 years.

Institute for Palestine Studies

The Institute for Palestine Studies is the oldest institute in the world devoted exclusively to documentation, research, analysis, and publication on Palestinian affairs

Middle East Institute

Founded in 1946, the Middle East Institute’s principal objective is to increase Americans’ knowledge and understanding of the region.

Middle East Policy Council

A non-profit organization whose purpose is to contribute to an understanding of current issues in U.S.-Middle East relations.

Middle East Studies Association (MESA)

For scholars, students, and others interested in the study of the Middle East, North Africa and the Islamic world.

National Council on U.S.-Arab Relations

A non-profit organization dedicated to improving American knowledge and understanding of the Arab world.

The Jerusalem Fund

The Jerusalem Fund aims to foster greater awareness about Palestine, in the United States and abroad, and to ameliorate the lives of Palestinians in Palestine and the diaspora.

Arabic Language and Literature

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Arabic Literature

A description detailing the history and current trends in Arabic literature

Alexandria Public Library

A collection of adult and children’s books to read about Arab culture during NationalArab American Heritage Month

Qatar Foundation International

The Qatar Foundation is dedicated to advancing global citizenship and Arabic language and Arab culture.

The Works Of Gibran

The collected works and biography of the famous Arab American author Khalil Gibran

Al Jadid Magazine

A review and record of Arab culture and arts.

Content:

9 Surprising Facts About the Arabic Language

20 Arabic Proverbs We Love

The Similarities and Differences Between English and Arabic

12 Ways to Express Your Love in Arabic this Valentine’s Day

How Arabs say Salamtic, Sahtein, Afieh, and more Empathetic Phrases!

Arabic Contributions to the Spanish Language

The Odyssey Of the Arabic Language and Its Script

The Richness of the Arabic Language

Today, December 18 is World Arabic Language Day

How Christian Writers Helped Spread Arabic Language

The Origins of the Arabic Language

5 Fascinating Facts About The Arabic Language

Arabic Sayings Hardly Expressed in English

Sick of Classrooms? 6 Non-Academic Tips for Arabic Language Learners

10 English Words that Originated from The Arabic Language

Knowing Arabic Leads to Many Exciting Careers

Beautiful Arabic Phrases That Don’t Make Sense in English

Common Islamic Terms You May Not Know Yet

Common Tricky English Language Mistakes Arab Americans Tend to Make

Language Tells a Story: the Evolution of the Arabic Language

Top Quotes of Kahlil Gibran: A Literary Hero

 

Arab Art and Literature

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Arab Fund for Arts and Culture

The Arab Fund for Arts and Culture is an initiative of Arab cultural activists as an independent foundation to support individual artists, writers, researchers, intellectuals, as well as organizations from the Arab region

working in the field of arts and culture.

Islamic Art.Com

Original art centered on the theme of Islam and the Arab experience.

Content:

Top Quotes of Kahlil Gibran: A Literary Hero

Some of the Most Famous Arab Writers from the Levant

Who was the Arab Poet Al-Mutanabbi and Why was He Influential?

What You Need to Know about Gibran Kahlil Gibran

10 Remarkable Women in Arab American Prose

Top Quotes of Kahlil Gibran: A Literary Hero

Muhammad Mftah Al-Fituri: The Arab-African Poet Of African Renewal

Arab Writers Who Inspired Generations

Illustrious Arab Poets Through The Centuries

Poets Who Accompanied Me Through My Life

One Thousand and One Nights: Shahrazad, the Traditional Feminist

MENA Artisan Initiative Empowers, Fosters Cultural Pride

Amazing Arab Art Pieces You Need to Know

New Disney Show Represents Lebanese Culture and Who is Leila Milki

Arab American Rami Malek Wins Best Actor Oscar

From Broken to Fabulous: Meet the Arab American Instagrammer Taking the Internet by Storm

Arab Food

Content:

100 Best Arab Restaurants Around America!

Baba Ghanoush, the Smoky Cousin of Hummus

Kefta Bi Tahini: Kefta with Potatoes and Tahini Sauce

Falafel Galore

8 Secrets on How to Make Perfect Tabbouleh

The “Madonna” of Wraps: Chicken Shawarma

Baklava–The Most Collaborative Dessert from the Middle East

Knafeh: The Queen of Arab Desserts

Coffee: Arabia’s Gift to the World

Heritage Month: A Tribute to Arab American Food

100 Best Arab Restaurants Around America!

Baba Ghanoush, the Smoky Cousin of Hummus

Kefta Bi Tahini: Kefta with Potatoes and Tahini Sauce

Falafel Galore

8 Secrets on How to Make Perfect Tabbouleh

The “Madonna” of Wraps: Chicken Shawarma

Baklava–The Most Collaborative Dessert from the Middle East

Knafeh: The Queen of Arab Desserts

Coffee: Arabia’s Gift to the World

Malfouf–the Rice and Roll of the Middle East

Moroccan Cuisine: A Must Try

Dates – The World’s Most Complete Food

The Healthy Foods Of The Arabs Are Inching Into North American Cuisine

Middle Eastern Foods That Kept Us Healthy During the Depression Years: Part 1

Middle Eastern Foods that Kept Us Healthy During the Depression Years: Part 2

Arab Food? Got Your Back During the Lent/Siam

Kibbeh Nayeh: Is this Arab Food Good for You?

Food Arab Americans Shop for at Costco

12 Healthy Foods Arab Americans Eat That Prevent Cancer!

How Did Arab Food Become Mainstream in America?

10 Arab Foods You Should Proudly Eat at School or Work

Story of Arab Food – the Eastern Arab World Part 2

Arab Foods in Season this Fall

The Food of Venezuela and Arab Moorish Cooking

Popular Arab Foods Found In Arab American Kitchens

The Food of Andalusia – A Gourmet Arab Legacy

Arab Music and Dance

Resources:

Turath

Turaath is the oldest site on the web dedicated to the education, analysis, reviews, and resources for traditional Arab music worldwide.

Classical Arabic Music

This site houses a complete anthology of classical and traditional Arab music on MP3’s and DVD from throughout the Arab world.

Content:

Sayyed Darwish – The Father Of Modern Arab Music

The ‘Ud – Once Its Music Captivated Europe

The Qanun – An Arab Musical Instrument Par-Excellence

Some of The Best Arabic Dance Songs of All Time

Going Back in Time with Arab Music: Old is Gold

Arab Americans as Musicians

Going Back in Time with Arab Music: Old is Gold

The Qanun – An Arab Musical Instrument Par-Excellence

What is Tarab and Why is it Important to Arab Music?

With a Kaffiyeh and Synthesizer: The Arab Music Revolution Starts Here

A New Performance at the Arab American National Museum Explores Identity and Place Through Dance

From Brooklyn and Beyond: 10 Arab American Women On the Music Scene

Finding the Roots of Belly Dance

The Best 10 Arabic Songs for Your Wedding

Inside the Trend of Arabic Pop Stars Dedicating Songs to their Children

Love Songs: The Hidden History by Ted Gioia Review – a Fascinating Study of Origins

What are the Truths and Stereotypes of Belly Dancing

D.C. Palestinian Film and Arts Festival Celebrates ‘What It is to be Palestinian’

Arabic Contributions To Spanish Music, Song And Dance

Arab Contributions

Content:

10 Wonders of the Arab World

Arab/Islamic Contributions To World Mechanics And Engineering

Arab Contributions to the Sciences

Arab Contributions To The Game Of Chess

Arab American Identity

Content:

Arab American Attractions to See in the United States

How Did Detroit Become a Center for Arabs in the United States?

Arab Americans as Educators

Arab Americans in Television

Arab Americans in the Armed Forces

Arab Americans Holding onto their Traditions