The Traditional Fanoos and DIY Ramadan Lanterns

In many Muslim countries, particularly Egypt, it is common to decorate for Ramadan with a fanoos (plural: fawanees ). These traditional lanterns are made from metal and often have multi-colored glass and beautiful and unique shapes and patterns....
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I Speak Arabic!

Unfortunately, Islamophobia is on the rise these days and with it, an increased suspicion of the Arabic language itself. Instead of being seen as the everyday language of hundreds of millions of people across many countries, including Christians and ...
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Let's Learn Arabic! - Part 1

This post is a part of our Weekly "Let's Learn Arabic!" Series. Click here to view all weeks in this series.   Sick | مَرِيْضٌ My brother is sick; so he is in the hospital. | أَخِي مَرِيْضٌ فَهُوَ فِي الْمُسْتَشْفَى [audio src="http://studioarabiya.com/images/uploads/2013/01/sick.wav"]   Tired | تَعْبَانٌ My father is tired after work. | أَبِي تَعْ...
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Let's Learn Arabic! - Part 2

This post is a part of our Weekly "Let's Learn Arabic!" Series. Click here to view all weeks in this series.   Thirsty | عَطْشَانٌ After I ran, I became thirsty. | بَعْدَمَا جَرَيْتُ صِرْتُ عَطْشَانً [audio src="http://studioarabiya.com/images/uploads/2012/07/whatisyourname.wav"]   Hungry | جَائِعٌ When is dinner? I am very hungry. | مَتَى اْلعَشَا...
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Let's Learn Arabic! - Part 3

This post is a part of our Weekly "Let's Learn Arabic!" Series. Click here to view all weeks in this series.   Doctor | طَبِيبٌ I go to the doctor when I am sick. | أَذْهَبُ إلَي الطَّبِيبِ عِنْدَمَا أَكُونُ مَرِيضًا [audio src="http://studioarabiya.com/images/uploads/2012/07/whatisyourname.wav"]   Engineer | مُهَنْدِسٌ I am an engineer and work in...
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