The Arab Pride and their Love Towards their Nationalism
By: Ala Abed-Rabbo/Arab America Contributing Writer
Arab nationalism is a pro-independence belief that declares the Arabs are a nation and supports the unification of Arabs, honoring the glories of Arab civilization, their language, and literature, calling for revitalization and partisan union in the Arab World, as explained by Arab America contributing writer, Ala Abed-Rabbo.
Moreover, its crucial principle is that the Arabs, from the Atlantic Ocean to the Indian Ocean, represent one nation tied together by common culture, language, civilization, history, individuality, geography, and politics.
National Day signifies one of the most productive experiments in harmony in the modern-day Arab world. Green, red, black, and white represents the colors of the national flag, shared among the Arab countries.
Other cultural images are the camel, falcon, Arabian horse, coffeepot, pearling boat, and date palm. They refer to a historical population that endured severe times and now relishes the advantages of agreement and success.
“Today, the main unifying characteristic among Arabs is Arabic, a Central Semitic language from the Afroasiatic language family.”
Why Arabs are Proud to be Arabs
Arabs love the beauty of their hometowns which makes suggest many to visit them. Geographically, Arabs survived to overcome some of the roughest situations. Vast deserts with little water, no protection from the sun, meager resources, did not prevent them from holding to some essential virtues like kindness towards guests, bravery, and determination.
Also, historically, nearly 100 years Arabs altered their societies from nomadic tribes fighting for stretches of grass to a merged nation empire spreading from China border lines to the Pyrenees Mountains in France.
Empires that came before or after the Arabs, whose rules were to pillage, burn and abolish, specifically the British, the French, and the Spanish brought a trail of illiteracy, deficiency, and exploitation; the Arabs left behind Cordoba, Tashkent, Baku and many more as centers of art, music, literature, and development.
The Egyptian Pride
In comparison to other Arabs, Egyptians tend to be more nationalistic because of the many political and economic events that took place in Egypt during the country’s historical formation. For example, many are gratified from what they have learned about their ancestors and linked to their past in numerous ways.
To this day, they cook some meals, such as foul beans and sun bread, the same way that their great descendants prepared thousands of centuries ago.
Also, near the pyramids, many villages create carpets with “pharaonic” layouts while horse and camel owners take a journey around the pyramids and Sphinx.
The citizens of the country are proud to be Egyptians because it is unique where the past and present, the variety of social classes, and the remarkable blend of cultures found within the cities.
Moroccan, Tunisian, and Algerian Pride
Berbers or Amazighs are an indigenous group of numerous nations, mostly native to North Africa and some northern parts of West Africa. “Berbers mostly live in Morocco, Algeria, Tunisia, Libya, Mauritania, northern Mali, northern Niger, and a small part of western Egypt.” Such countries are of Berber origin but part of the Arab World. For eras, the Berbers (Arabs) of North Africa battled against Roman and French intruders, which makes them proud of who they are today. Regardless of a history of occupation, they have succeeded in protecting their language and culture, and have preserved their lands.
Moreover, Moroccans take pride in themselves because of their long history, mainly the tradition of true freedom, disrupted in the 20th century. Algeria, theoretically being a part of the Ottoman domain, did enjoy a considerable degree of independence until the French colonization.
Tunisia – Malouf, is what the country is best recognized by, a kind of music that came from Andalusia after the Spanish migration in the 15th century. “Malouf is played by small orchestras, consisting of violins, drums, sitars and flutes.”
Libya, Sudan, and Yemen
Different types of Arab music are common in Libya, such as Andalusi music, locally recognized as Ma’luf, Chabi, and traditional Arab music.
In the south, the Tuareg have their distinct folk melody. Pop music is not very popular. Women are the musicians among the Tuareg. They perform with a one-stringed violin known as an anzad and a range of drums.
Also, the rich and diverse music of Sudan consists of customary, rural East African origins, and Arabic, Western, or other African inspirations on the popular urban music from the early 20th century and beyond.
Since the creation of cities, such as Khartoum, where people of diverse backgrounds join, their ethnic legacy and styles have shaped many modes of modern popular music. Hand clapping, drums, and dancing are other crucial aspects of traditional music and other traditional African instruments, like xylophones, trumpets, or flutes.
Yemenis are also extremely honored of their pre-Islamic history, involving that of the Sabaʾ and Ḥaḍramawt empires. In Yemen, in 2005, Rap and Hip-hop Culture started and attained great fame in 2008, took a step forward and started to circulate the youth of Yemen, particularly in Sana’a and Aden.
The Arab States of the Persian Gulf
Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, Iraq, and the United Arab Emirates are satisfied when it comes to the architectural designs of their hometowns.
The structural shape, within the Arab States, has undergone spectacular renovation in recent decades, from working as a collection of fishing villages to international business centers known for their modernization and vitality.
By presenting the building constructions of the Gulf within the context of broader area expansions and worldwide tendencies; its high-points how developments in the Arab States have subsidized to extraordinary urban progress while underlining the ongoing environmental challenges and success of architect designs in the provinces.
One of the world’s oldest cultural histories found in Iraq. The country is known for its writers, poets, painters, and sculptors who are among the best in the Arab world; some of them are of world-class. Iraq is famous for creating fine art and handicrafts, mostly rugs and carpets.
Syria, Lebanon, Palestine, and Jordan
Greater Syria, which was once known as Syria, Lebanon, Jordan, and Palestine region are best known and proud of their art, history, education, coastlines, and parties among others. “With a richness of nature unique to the region, the Lebanese are extremely proud of the country’s terrain.”
People visit the country Jordan Petra which is known as the “rose-red city” and is one of the seven wonders of the world. Syria is home to numerous prehistoric Roman cities, with the magnificent ruins of Palmyra in the center of a desert.
Palestinians have pride in taking a significant role in the ancient and modern history of the Middle East. Brutal efforts to control land have marked much of the history of Palestine, making it the place of continual political war.
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