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Appreciating Arabic: Three Letter Roots

  One of the many neat things a student of Arabic will first learn about the language is that many of its words can be traced back to a triliteral roo...
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The Beauty of Arabic

Learning Arabic can be an amazing experience.   For Muslims, one of its greatest benefits is in helping one understand the sacred words of the Quran, ...
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Between Praise and Gratitude: The Meanings of Hamd & Shukr

Between Praise and Gratitude: The Meanings of Hamd & Shukr Hamd vs. Thana and Madh There are three words that have the general meaning of ‘praise’...
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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 ...
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Five Arabic Quotes: On Ignorance & Learning

This is the first post in a new series on the Studio Arabiya blog, in which I hope to share with you some interesting and inspiring Arabic quotes on d...
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Finding the Beauty Placed in Difficulty

by Shazia Ahmad The famous poet Ahmad Shawqi said in a well-known line from one of his works:  إنَّ الذي مَلأَ اللُّغاتِ مَحاسِنا جَعَلَ الجَمالَ...
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