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Sheikh Sultan Chairs Periodic Meeting of Arabic Language Academy in Sharjah

Dr Sheikh Sultan endorses a number of new projects during the meeting at the University of Sharjah on Monday. W.A.M. His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Muoammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council, Ruler of Sharjah and President of the Arabic Language Academy (ALA), on Monday chaired the periodic meeting of the ALA at […]

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The 88th Annual Conference of the Egyptian Academy of the Arabic Language will be launched on May 9

Arabic language academy in Cairo – social media CAIRO – May 4, 2022: In an unprecedented step, the Arabic Language Academy in Cairo will host a group of thinkers, creators and poets at its 88th annual conference on May 9. This year’s conference bears the slogan “Arabization of Science: Experiments, Problems […]

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INTERVIEW: “Kooora has always been ahead of all its rivals in Arabic-language digital sports publishing,” says Founder and Chairman

DUBAI: Footballco, the world’s largest digital football content and media company, has announced the purchase of Kooora, the largest digital sports publisher in the Middle East, in a $25 million deal dollars in cash at the beginning of the month. Kooora, the Dubai-based online sports publisher, has dominated online sports news in the Middle East […]

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Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center Launches “Eloquent Child” Project

ABU DHABI- The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, has launched its landmark cultural project, “Eloquent Child”, which aims to promote values ​​and aesthetics of the Arabic language for new generations, investing in their capacities and innovations, and strengthening their cultural and national identity. The […]

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Emirates News Agency – Abu Dhabi’s Arabic Language Center launches ‘Eloquent Child’ project, telling the story of the alphabet in 28 songs

ABU DHABI, 19th April, 2022 (WAM) — The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, has launched its landmark cultural project, ‘Eloquent Child’ , which aims to promote the values ​​and aesthetics of the Arabic language to new generations, invest in their capacities and innovations, and […]

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Emirates News Agency – Applications open for new Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi Poetry Prize

ABU DHABI, 14th April, 2022 (WAM) — The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has opened submissions for the first tour of its new treasure trove Sayings Prize (Kanz Al Jeel), open to artists and scholars whose work highlights the rich […]

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Sharjah highlights Arabic calligraphy at London Book Fair

Al Jallaf said Sharjah’s interest in Arabic calligraphy under the guidance and support of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, a member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah, is part of a massive cultural project. He noted that the emirate was the first in the region to establish a museum […]

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Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of a Nation and Its Historical Development | Salaam Footbridge

The written word may be today’s communication tool, but art and image were the first language and, in the words of artist Paul Klee, “writing and painting are essentially similar”. Beirut: Archaeological findings on cave walls prove that painting was man’s first written language; his drawings of animals and other shapes reflecting his daily life […]

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Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center Scientific Committee Holds First Meeting of 2022

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has held the first meeting of its Scientific Committee for 2022, with the virtual event led by ALC President His Excellency Dr. Ali bin Tamim. The meeting brought together all […]

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Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center Launches Digital Arabic Lexicon Website

ABU DHABI. KAZINFORM – The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism – Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has launched the Digital Arabic Lexicon website to support and enhance Arabic content online and establish an integrated digital reference for Arabic speakers and non-speakers, reports WAM. The launch covers […]

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Abu Dhabi’s Arabic Language Center makes learning Arabic easier with new website

The website presents the most common Arabic expressions according to digital Arabic blogs, with an innovative design including advanced features and illustrations that accompany each term, audio features to learn correct pronunciations and other options to clarify ideas and provide detailed explanations for non-Arabs. speakers. The launch covers the first phase of the project. The […]

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Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi Launches Digital Arabic Lexicon Website

Abu Dhabi, UAE – The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Department of Culture and Tourism Abu Dhabi (DCT Abu Dhabi), has launched the Digital Arabic Lexicon website to support and enhance Arabic content online and establish an integrated digital reference for Arabic speakers and non-speakers alike. The launch covers the first […]

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EWTN launches Arabic-language news agency based in Iraq | National Catholic Register

ACI MENA will operate from the campus of the Catholic University of Erbil. EWTN Global Catholic Network has launched an Arabic-language news service headquartered in Erbil, Iraq, EWTN Chairman and CEO Michael P. Warsaw announced March 25 at the occasion of the Solemnity of the Annunciation. The Association for Catholic Information in the Middle East […]

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Experts explore the status of the Arabic language and ways to improve its position

Minister of Culture HE Sheikh Abdul Rahman bin Hamad Al Thani; Assistant to the Minister of Foreign Affairs HE Lolwah bint Rashid Al Khater; the President of Qatar University, Dr. Hassan Rashid Al Derham; and other participants in the Arabic language seminar at Qatar University yesterday. Doha: A seminar on the Arabic language was held […]

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The importance of nurturing and promoting the Arabic language was emphasized

In the presence of HE the Minister of Culture Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad al-Thani, the activities of the series of seminars, organized by the Ministry of Culture in partnership with Qatar University (QU) and the Arab Center for Research and of Political Studies (ACRPS), continued on Tuesday with the third event.A first of its kind […]

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WKU offers an Arabic language summer program for middle and high school students

Each summer, middle and high school students attend WKU for three weeks to study an in-depth and engaging curriculum as part of the Summer Program for Verbal and Mathematically Precocious Youth (VAMPY), a program of the Center for Gifted Studies in the WKU. Classes are available in a number of subjects, including chemistry and writing. […]

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The King Salman World Academy for the Arabic Language launches its international award

RIYADH – The King Salman World Academy for Arabic Language is launching the “King Salman World Academy for Arabic Language Award for Service in the Arabic Language”. The award aims to strengthen the position and status of the Arabic language, to appreciate the efforts of individuals and institutions that serve it, to encourage them to […]

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The Arabic Language Center opens the Nabati Poetry Prize

Abu Dhabi’s Arabic Language Center is opening a new 1.5 million dirham awards program focusing on the nabati poetic tradition. On the Abu Dhabi Corniche, January 22. Image – Getty iStockphoto: Livinus By Porter Anderson, Editor | @Porter_Anderson Six categories and translation funding Jhe Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center in the United Arab Emirates, under […]

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Milan will host the International Festival of Arabic Language and Culture

The 5th edition of the International Festival of Arabic Language and Culture will begin on March 17 in Milan. The festival is organized by the Arabic Language Research Institute (CARA) and the Center for Language Services (SeLdA) of the Catholic University of Milan, as well as the Sharjah Book Authority. The three-day festival includes several […]

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The Persistence of Orientalism in Arabic Language Teaching at Middlebury

Orientalism has always been linked to Arabic and Middle Eastern studies in the Western world. While the Western study of Arabic dates back to the 15th century, the language remained in the background of Western academia until the Clarification, which sparked interest in foreign cultures and established Arabic speakers as exotic, violent, or backward. “Orientalism” […]

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Collection of programs and events “Arabic Language Educator”

Sharjah (Union) The Arabic Language Education Center for Gulf Countries has launched a collection of events and events on Gulf Day for Gifts and Creativity 2022. These programs are aimed at students, parents and professionals in the area of ​​Arabic. This will continue until March 9.Remote events, workshops and a series of events include: A […]

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A CCQ event celebrates the Arabic language to mark International Mother Language Day

Participants in the seminar on the Arabic language. Doha: The Community College of Qatar (CCQ), in collaboration with the Qatar National Committee for Education, Culture and Science, the Qatari Forum of Authors and Unesco, organized a seminar on “The Arabic language and cultural communication”. The seminar celebrated the Arabic language, marking International Mother Language Day […]

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Ministry organizes symposium on Arabic language and Qatari identity

Culture Minister HE Sheikh Abdulrahman bin Hamad Al Thani and officials at the symposium. Doha: The Ministry of Culture, represented by the Department of Heritage and Identity, yesterday organized a symposium titled “Arabic Language and Qatari Identity”, to mark Arabic Language Day, which falls on the 1st March each day. Head of the Historical Unit […]

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The “Arabic language” conference emphasizes the importance of spreading the idea of ​​tolerance and coexistence.

Abu Dhabi (Etihad) The first international conference on the Arabic language, organized by the Mohammed Bin Saeed University of Human Sciences, ended on February 23-24. This type of knowledge has enriched scientific research and theoretical studies, integrated human values ​​and strengthened the sense of tolerance and coexistence among human beings.A panel of researchers and scholars […]

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Abu Dhabi Arabic Language Center launches special digital program to teach Arabic

The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, has launched the “We Speak Arabic” program to help non-Arabic speakers around the world learn the language more easily and efficiently through innovative digital content. The program targets learners of all ages and nationalities and encourages proficiency in […]

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Why we must preserve the Arabic language – Doha News

The strength and weakness of a language and its respective nation are closely linked, when one falls, the other too, and vice versa. Asked about the most horrific events of the 18and century, German leader Otto von Bismarck replied, “The English colonies in North America adopted English as their official language”, expressing his disappointment that […]

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ALC, TRENDS Research & Advisory sign a memorandum of understanding to promote the Arabic language

ALC, TRENDS Research & Advisory sign a memorandum of understanding to promote the Arabic language ABU DHABI, 10 February 2022 – The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the research organization of points TRENDS Research & Advisory to […]

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Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi partners with research experts to boost the Arabic language on the global stage

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: The Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi (ALC), part of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism, has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the leading research organization TRENDS Research & Advisory to jointly position Arabic as a leading language on the global stage. The agreement was signed during the […]

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NYU Abu Dhabi lecturer launches website to learn Arabic language and culture

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Nasser Isleem, Senior Lecturer in Arabic in the Arts and Humanities Division of NYU Abu Dhabi (NYUAD), has launched a new website titled MAWARIDARABIYYA. Produced in collaboration with Associate Professor and Director of Asian Studies at the College of Charleston Ghazi Abuhakema and Arabic language teacher Mohamed Ansary, MAWARIDARABIYYA is […]

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Arabic calligraphy: a written revolution

Arabic calligraphy: a written revolution Photo credit: The Islamic Monthly Calligraphy and Arabic are sisters of the same marrow, one did not exist without the other. Since the beginning of written Arabic, long after an era of oral tradition, the scrolled lettering of taffy has been the basis of religious and historical documentation, mosque […]

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Dubai Museum of the Future: What does the Arabic calligraphy say about the structure? – News

The 77-meter-tall architectural wonder stands majestically on Sheikh Zayed Road File By a staff reporter Published: Thu 3 Feb 2022, 16:29 Last update: Fri 4 Feb 2022, 00:14 Residents and visitors to the UAE are ready for a futuristic ride, as Dubai’s latest architectural marvel, the Museum of the Future, is set to open later […]

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Netflix’s first Arabic-language film, “Perfect Strangers”, is No. 1 in Egypt. Some want to ban it.

A few days after its release, the film reached the top of the list of most-watched films this week in Egypt, Lebanon and other countries in the region. He brought to the screen conversations that may be common in many parts of the Arab world, but usually take place at home, with friends or in […]

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UNESCO Adds Arabic Calligraphy to List of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity – India Education | Latest Education News | World Education News

UNESCO added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its list of intangible cultural heritage on December 14. A total of 16 countries, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, applied for UNESCO. “Arabic calligraphy is the […]

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The King Salman World Academy for the Arabic Language implements a project to strengthen language policies

RIYADH: The King Salman World Academy for the Arabic Language has implemented a draft language policy guide for Saudi government institutions. This initiative aims to activate language-related decisions within government bodies and raise awareness among workers about the importance of language and its connection to decisions and regulations at different levels. It also aims to […]

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UNESCO adds Arabic calligraphy to the list of intangible cultural heritage

UNESCO added Arabic calligraphy, a key tradition in the Arab and Islamic worlds, to its list of intangible cultural heritage on December 14. A total of 16 countries, Saudi Arabia, Algeria, Bahrain, Egypt, Iraq, Jordan, Kuwait, Lebanon, Mauritania, Morocco, Oman, Palestine, Sudan, Tunisia, United Arab Emirates and Yemen, applied for UNESCO. “Arabic calligraphy is the […]

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The 58th Heritage House of Dhi Ain Village celebrates the inscription of Arabic calligraphy on the UNESCO list

Saudi Gazette report THEE AIN – 58 heritage houses in the ancient village of Dhi Ain in the Al-Baha region, celebrated the inscription of Arabic calligraphy on the representative list of the intangible cultural heritage of UNESCO. The celebrations were held in the village decorating the facade of old houses, in addition to the […]

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Omani Cultural Fair Celebrates World Arabic Language Day – City Lights – Life & Style

Ambassador of the Sultanate of Oman to Egypt Abdullah Al-Rahbi The theme of this year’s World Arabic Language Day, “The Arabic Language, a Bridge Between Civilizations”, is a call to reaffirm the important role of the Arabic language in connecting people through culture, science , literature and many other fields. ## Abdullah Al-Rahbi, Oman’s ambassador […]

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Ithra, Saudi Arabia promotes Arabic calligraphy through a special initiative

Jeddah Season 2022: Saudi Arabian city’s culture and entertainment festival returns with promise of ‘pleasant days’ JEDDAH: Saudi Arabia is gearing up for two months of art, entertainment and culture with the launch of the second edition of Jeddah Season. Under the slogan “Our beautiful days”, the National Events Center unveiled the preparations for the […]

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Arabic calligraphy’s new heritage status gives hope to keep it alive

Intangible heritage is “living heritage”, according to Unesco. It is made up of “practices, traditions, knowledge and know-how”, as well as tools and spaces, which communities consider to be part of their cultural heritage. The organization maintains two lists relating to intangible cultural heritage. These are the “representative” list, on which Arabic calligraphy has been […]

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Recognition of Arabic Calligraphy by UNESCO is celebrated at KS…

(MENAFN- APCO Worldwide) DUBAI, United Arab Emirates: December 26, 2021 – The Kingdom of Saudi Arabia pavilion at Expo 2020 Dubai highlights the art of Arabic calligraphy after the recent decision by the United Nations United for Education, Science and Culture (UNESCO) to add it to its list of “Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity”. The […]

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Hongqi celebrates the year of Arabic calligraphy on World Arabic Language Day

Jeddah: Coinciding with World Arabic Language Day celebrated on December 18 every year, Universal Premium Motors agencies, Hongqi’s official distributor in Saudi Arabia, organized a special celebration for Arabic calligraphy to demonstrate the harmony between the beauty and design arts of Arabic. the calligraphy and designs of Hongqi, the future luxury car, which has always […]

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Hongqi celebrates World Arabic Language Day

Riyadh (IraqiNews.com) – Coinciding with World Arabic Language Day celebrated on December 18, Universal Premium Motors agencies, Hongqi’s official distributor in Saudi Arabia, held a special celebration for Arabic calligraphy to demonstrate the harmony between beauty and design. Arabic calligraphy arts and Hongqi designs. The celebration took place at Hongqi’s showrooms in Riyadh, Jeddah and […]

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Netflix Embarks ‘Perfect Strangers’ as Its First Arabic-Language Original Feature | News

Netflix has acquired the Arabic-language remake of the Italian comedy Perfect strangers and announced the January 20, 2022 launch of what will be his first original feature film in the Arabic language. The remake of Paolo Genovese’s 2016 Italian hit, which grossed over $20 million at home and $31 million internationally, marks Netflix’s first Arabic-language […]

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4 things you need to know about the Arabic language

Please support local advertisers With 293 million native speakers and 422 million total speakers, Arabic is the fifth most spoken language in the world. In 26 countries, it is an official language. This does not mean that it is the majority language in each of these countries, but it is an official language in each […]

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The Arabic language is attracting unprecedented interest in Turkey

Turkish and Arabic, although coming from two very distinct linguistic families, are intimately linked to each other by borrowed words. Turkey has historical ties with countries where Arabic is the primary language, but for years Arabic language education was mostly confined to religious education in the country. However, this has rapidly changed in recent years. […]

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meet the calligrapher behind Dubai’s first street signs

Growing up in Egypt as a child, Abdul Fattah vividly remembers seeing his father write beautiful Arabic calligraphy on a large blackboard that hangs in their home. At just 8 years old, he picked up his first quill and began to imitate the pen strokes taught by his father. Very quickly, he became familiar with […]

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World Arabic Language Day | What is happening

Ammon News – The Arabic language is a pillar of the cultural diversity of humanity. It is one of the most widely spoken languages ​​in the world, used daily by more than 400 million people. World Arabic Language Day has been celebrated annually on December 18 since 2012. The date coincides with the day in […]

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India has the highest number of Arabic language schools outside the Arab world

India is perhaps the country outside the Arab world that has the most Arabic language schools or whose language of instruction is Arabic. Although there is no official data on the number of madrassas, or institutes of Islamic education, in existence in India with Arabic as the language of instruction, rough estimates place the number […]

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The Arabic language is an essential part of human civilization » Iraqi News Agency

INA – BAGHDAD Iraqi President Barham Salih said on Saturday that the Arabic language is an essential element and contributes to human civilization. “He who filled the tongues with benefits, made the beauty and delight of (dhad),” Salih said in a tweet on his official Twitter account, which was followed by the Iraqi News Agency […]

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Egypt’s parliament deliberates on a bill to protect the Arabic language

Arabic Calligraphy – FILE CAIRO – 18 December 2021: Parliament deliberated on a bill to protect and develop Arabic in the face of growing interest in foreign languages ​​to the detriment of the official language. MPs Soulaf Darwish and Mona Omar introduced a bill that suggests ways to develop Classical Arabic and Modern Standard Arabic, […]

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Saudi-led campaign puts Arabic calligraphy on UNESCO heritage list

Arabic calligraphy, Congolese rumba and the pottery tradition of the Awajún people of northern Peru have all been added to Unesco’s prestigious list of Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. A total of 39 items have made it onto the list, announced this week following a meeting of the heritage body’s intergovernmental committee. The list reflects […]

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Unesco celebrates World Arabic Language Day with artwork and calligraphy – News

The rich diversity of the Arabic language will be commemorated on December 18 Reuters file for information only By Wam Published: Fri 17 Dec 2021, 13:42 The global family will celebrate World Arabic Language Day on December 18 under the theme “Arabic Language, A Bridge Between Civilizations.” According to Unesco, Arabic is one of the […]

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QF community members instill a love of the Arabic language in children

If we could look at our children in about 20 years, what would we expect to see? Amid the expansion of media and digitization in our world, as well as a cultural openness that knows no borders, the mother tongue plays a central role in shaping children’s identities and strengthening their sense of belonging and […]

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Greetings, wishes, messages and quotes to share

Today, Arabic is spoken by nearly 420 million people around the world! The United Nations, in 2010, declared December 18 to be celebrated as World Arabic Language Day to commemorate the legacy of this classic language. World Arabic Language Day Messages: Languages ​​are the quintessence of human interaction. The functioning of the world is unimaginable […]

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UNESCO adds Arabic calligraphy to cultural heritage list

UNESCO on Tuesday recognized Arabic calligraphy, the artistic practice of handwriting based on the Arabic alphabet, as intangible cultural heritage. A total of 16 Muslim-majority countries, led by Saudi Arabia, submitted the bid to UNESCO, which announced the list on Twitter. Workers sew Islamic Arabic calligraphy in gold thread onto a drape to cover the […]

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Arabic language, between protection, violation and obligation in the State of Qatar.

introduction: The State of Qatar’s approach to protecting and promoting the use of the Arabic language is clear; legislations obliging all governmental and non-governmental organizations to promote and protect the Arabic language, in addition to hundreds of national, regional and international initiatives strengthening and supporting the use of the Arabic language. In this article, the […]

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Al Arabiya Channel Becomes the Voice of Alexa’s Arabic-Language News

DUBAI: Earlier this year, Twitter released its #RealTalk report based on first-of-its-kind research analyzing people’s attitudes on Twitter and what it means for brands. The report is based on an analysis of over 5,000 tweets across eight countries. It includes user tweets about brands as well as tweets sent by brands, including all tweets posted […]

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Saudi authorities unveil Year of Arabic Calligraphy mural in Al-Ahsa

RIYADH: This year’s King Faisal Prize winners received their awards in a glittering ceremony in Riyadh on Tuesday. The annual gongs – held under the auspices of King Salman – are the most prestigious in the Muslim world and reward outstanding achievement in services to Islam, Islamic studies, Arabic language and literature, medicine and science. […]

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The memories of Qasr Al Watan and the Arabic language in the spotlight

Calligraphy pens at Qasr Al Watan. Mohammad Yusuf, Feature Writer This time, the focus is on the Arabic language and Qasr Al Watan, the Palace of the Nation, in Abu Dhabi. A visit to Qasr Al Watan is never enough to take it all in: the Palace of the Nation offers an enriching experience that […]

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UO’s Arabic language program adopts new teaching model

A team of three UO faculty members and one undergraduate student are creating an innovative new curriculum for first-year Arabic at UO. The “flipped classroom” model invites students to complete educational modules at home, where they will first learn vocabulary and grammar. In-person class time will then build on the information students have studied and […]

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Many Arabic Language Teachers Demand “Fairness” – ARAB TIMES

WhatsApp Facebook Twitter E-mail Messenger Equity sought on the number of lessons per school day, equality KUWAIT CITY, September 26: A number of primary level Arabic language teachers demanded equity in terms of the number of lessons per school day and equality with teachers of other subjects, reports the daily Al- Anba. In a letter […]

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Virtual event and Arabic calligraphy workshop on September 17

The Department of World Languages, Literatures and Cultures, in collaboration with the King Fahd Middle East Center and the School of Art, is hosting a virtual event and Arabic calligraphy workshop on Friday, September 17. This event is open to the public, and the virtual conference is open to all majors. Virtual Conference 10am-11am — […]

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How Arabic Calligraphy is Interfering with the UAE Fashion Industry

Arabic calligraphy may be prominent on book covers and gallery walls, but this age-old art form is becoming increasingly popular among apparel and accessory enthusiasts. Many local brands weave calligraphic strokes into everything from streetwear to statement dresses. What’s in a word? Head to the recently opened That Concept Store in Dubai’s Mall of the […]

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Arabic calligraphy event to celebrate Arab identity

Saudi Gazette report Riyadh — The Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the Ministry of Municipal and Rural Development, is organizing a calligraphy event under the aegis of the “Year of Arabic Calligraphy”. The event, which started last Thursday (August 5, 2021), will continue in 10 regions until January 2022. Artists from each city from […]

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Ministry of Culture launches Arabic calligraphy murals event across Saudi Arabia

RIYADH: Bangladesh’s Ambassador to Saudi Arabia, Dr. Mohammad Javed Patwary, recently met with Khaled bin Hussein Al-Biyari, Saudi Deputy Minister of Defense for Executive Affairs, in Riyadh. During the meeting, the two men discussed issues of common interest and ways to strengthen cooperation between the two countries. Several officials from the Kingdom and Bangladesh attended […]

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Why Jordan is leading the way in Arabic language training

JIT AGAINST of Fahad Subeihi’s falafel stand is piled high with heaps of sliced ​​tomatoes, onions and pink-dyed pickled turnips. “The students love it,” he says. Mr. Subeihi’s stand is located in the Jabal Amman district of the Jordanian capital, Amman, amidst a crowd of Arabic-speaking schools. Mr. Subeihi estimates that before the pandemic, half […]

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A pathway to learning poverty reduction in the MENA region

More than half of children in Middle Eastern and North African (MENA) countries are in learning poverty – they cannot read and understand age-appropriate text by the age of 10 . This prevents the region’s children from fully engaging in their education and holding back the countries’ progress in human capital formation. A myriad of […]

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The fusion of Arabic calligraphy with Japanese kanji captures the beauty of both worlds

RIYADH: With Ramadan fast approaching, the easing of COVID-19 restrictions could not have come at a better time for Saudi residents and citizens. Prayers in mosques, including tarawih, or night prayers, will resume after a two-year hiatus due to restrictions on social gatherings. Bazaars and other festive activities were also allowed to operate, adding to […]

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The sixth edition of the Cairo International Forum for Arabic Calligraphy celebrates the pioneers

The sixth edition of the Cairo International Forum for the Art of Arabic Calligraphy celebrates pioneers in the field. These pioneers laid the technical foundations of this art form in several Arab and foreign countries. “Teach by the Pen” is organized by the Cultural Development Fund of the Ministry of Culture, in partnership with the […]

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Arabic calligraphy exhibited in an exhibition held in three capitals

The World Exhibition of Arabic Calligraphy organized by the King Abdulaziz Public Library kicked off simultaneously in Riyadh, Beijing and Casablanca yesterday. The biggest names in Arabic calligraphy are taking part in the exhibition, which is part of the initiative launched by the Saudi Minister of Culture, Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Frahan, to make […]

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Arabic calligraphy sparks new interest among writing enthusiasts

Chennai: “I took an online course on Islamic history and culture at Tel Aviv University. One of the chapters dealt with the ancient manuscripts of the Quran. It was so fascinating to see the shapes of letters and I bought myself some calligraphy pens. I copied pages from the old Quran and was intrigued by […]

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Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of Alphabets

Arabic Calligraphy: The Art of Alphabets Artists on a mission to revive Islamic art Culture February 26, 2021 Arabic calligraphy was inscribed by UNESCO on its list of intangible cultural heritage last year Arabic calligraphy is an essential part of Islamic civilization and many aspects of Muslim cultural expression. However, over the years its popularity […]

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Arabic Calligraphy Thrives at Bengaluru Institute

A 24-year-old woman with a global presence and her teacher are among the few to perpetuate the art of Arabic calligraphy in India A 24-year-old woman with a global presence and her teacher are among the few to perpetuate the art of Arabic calligraphy in India Bee Bee Laisa, a final year engineering student in […]

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Specialists explore the Arabic language and its Semitic sisters in a virtual seminar

DUBAI: The languages ​​of Arabic and Hebrew have a lot more in common than you might think. They are both of Semitic origin, they share some letters of the alphabet and some Hebrew and Arabic words are the same, among others. Based on these similarities, the Arabic Language Center Abu Dhabi organized a virtual seminar […]

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Saudi Ministry of Culture issues new Arabic calligraphy stamp

Saudi Ministry of Culture issues new Arabic calligraphy stamp /node/1793411/saudi-arabia Updated on January 16, 2021 January 16, 2021 01:19 Saudi Ministry of Culture issues new Arabic calligraphy stamp A special stamp bearing the words “Year of Arabic Calligraphy” will be affixed to the passports of passengers arriving in the Kingdom Updated on January 16, 2021 […]

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The year 2020 sees the revival and growth of Arabic calligraphy

MAKKAH: With the Kingdom’s declaration of 2020 as the Year of Arabic Calligraphy, the art form is enjoying a revival. Several Saudi cities offer sessions for men and women, allowing participants to reconnect with the heritage of Arabic calligraphy, which continues to grow in popularity among art lovers. Other platforms to receive and support ideas […]

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Fuad Honda, the Japanese Muslim reinterpreting Arabic calligraphy

TOKYO: Born in Tokyo, Fuad Kouichi Honda is widely recognized as one of the best Arabic calligraphers in the world. The Japanese-born Muslim, who teaches at Daito Bunka University, has won numerous awards for his work, including at the International Arabic Calligraphy Competition. His most famous pieces use passages from the Koran. Fuad started learning […]

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Arabic Alphabet Books for Kids: Beginning Arabic Practice for Kindergartens by Ahmed ArtSen, Paperback

Writing the Arabic alphabet for children: alphabet and coloring This writing book is designed for children to introduce them to the Arabic language. Your child will learn to write the letters of the Arabic alphabet while having fun coloring pretty drawings. This book is an ideal gift for anyone who wants to learn to write […]

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The complex relationship between Arabic calligraphy and technology

JEDDAH/RIYAD: Arabic calligraphy is an integral part of Islamic civilization. The art form is integral to almost every aspect of Arab cultural expression.Despite its importance in Islamic art and culture, however, its popularity seems to be declining among the masses. A number of reasons could be suggested as to why this is the case, perhaps […]

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How the Arabic Alphabet Inspired Abstract Art

There is something exciting about the extreme flexibility of the Arabic alphabet. The graphic simplicity of its swoops, loops and dots means it can look like almost anything from a prancing horse to a pixelated TV screen. Arab states have been increasingly visible on the international art scene in recent years, pouring wealth into auction […]