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The Blessings of Friday

  1.  Friday is the best of days.  The Prophet, peace and blessings be upon him said, ‏خَيْرُ يَوْمٍ طَلَعَتْ عَلَيْهِ الشَّمْسُ يَوْمُ الْجُمُعَةِ فِيهِ خُلِقَ ‏‏ آدَمُ ‏ ‏وَفِيهِ أُدْخِلَ الْجَنَّةَ وَفِيهِ أُخْرِجَ مِنْهَ "Friday is the best of days. It was on this day that Prophet Adam was created, it was on this day that he was ...
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Pumpkins, Arabic and Halloween Words

Halloween 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...
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Cool Arabic Typographic Decor

An awesome trend we’ve started to see more of these days is lovely decor items with Arabic lettering, typography or calligraphy.  (Note that this is different from Arab decor itself, which is broader and reflects various elements of Arab culture.) Here are a few of the most interesting, eye-catching things we’ve seen around lately. Gorgeous De...
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Cute Arabic Memes to Share with Your Spouse

Here are a few cute Arabic related memes that you can share with your spouse.   They're a surefire way to earn some extra points for your thoughtfulness, as well as for your spouse to encourage your Arabic studies!  You can thank us later... :)   "You (fem.) are for me."   Sweet and simple with a lovely design. ___________ A cla...
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Five Arabic Quotes: On Speaking Ill of Others

لسانك لا تذكر به عورة امرئ * فكلّـك عورات وللناس ألسـن وعينك إن أبدت إليك معايباً * فدعها وقل : يا عين للناس أعينُ "Do not use your tongue to mention the faults of others, for you are full of faults and other people have tongues, too. And if your eye reveals to you others’ defects, tell it, 'O eye of mine, they have eyes too.'" -Imam Shafi’i من نمّ...
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Arabic Stuff for Kids: Fun Arabic Décor

by Shazia Ahmad Outside of formal studies, there are lots of creative ways we can help our children develop a love and attachment to the Arabic language .  One of them is to surround them with fun, imaginative décor that includes Arabic letters and words.  Helping them to think about Arabic creatively, and making it something fun and interesting is...
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3 New Years Resolutions for 2013

Originally posted December 28, 2011 2013 is right around the corner!  Many people make a resolution or two to hold throughout the year and most of them fail.  Some fail before they even begin.  The usual trends are to lose weight, eat healthier, pick up a hobby, give up a bad habit.  These are important to work on, but this year, let's try to pick ...
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