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Pumpkins, Arabic and Halloween Words

halloween pumpkinHalloween and Arabic Words (!?) While many Muslims refrain from celebrating Halloween due to its Pagan origins and its focus on the occult and the macabre, there are some interesting words often used in the Halloween season that actually have Arabic origins. The first of these is ghoul - from the Arabic word ghul (demon or spirit.)  It's said to ...
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The Linguistic Meaning of "Eid" & Some Eid Greetings :)

sheepqa1-500x285  Eid... ...is a day of gathering. The word is derived from `aada / ya`oodu, the verb that means "he returned or he is returning" because people continuously return to [celebrating 'Eid] every year. It is also said that the word is derived from `aadah, which means a custom or habit, because people have become accustomed to it. The plural of i...
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Join Us at the ISNA Annual Conference this year!

Studio Arabiya is excited to be spending the weekend in Washington DC at the ISNA 49th Annual Convention. Visit booth 223 to meet us, get free stuff and sign up for a free one-week trial!  
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RIS - Reviving the Islamic Spirit Conference

Join Studio Arabiya this weekend at the RIS - Reviving the Islamic SpiritConference. We've partnered up with Noesis Institute (Al Sabeel Institute) to offer you great prizes and the lowest tuition rates online for Arabic and Qur'an!
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