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1001 Nights

This week’s Arabic Circle presents:
After one-thousand years the beautiful, enchanting daughter returns virtuously and safely to her creator
بعد أكثر من ألف سنة تعود الإبنة الحسناءُ الفاتنةُ الضالّةُ
(ألفُ ليلةٍ وليلةٍ)
إلى مبدعها كريمة مصونة
by Mahmoud Saeed
محمود سعيد
Mr. Saeed is a well … Continue reading

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The Tale of al-Aṣmaʿī, the Caliph al-Manṣūr, and the Amazing Qasida

The Arabic Circle proudly presents:
The Tale of al-Aṣmaʿī, the Caliph al-Manṣūr, and the Amazing Qasida
حكاية الأصمعي والخليفة المنصور والقصيدة العجيبة : صوت صفير البلبل
by Cameron Cross
كامران صليب
Cam L. Cross is a graduate student of Arabic and Persian literature in the … Continue reading

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My Experiences Working in a Resettlement Agency

The Arabic Circle proudly presents:
My Experiences Working in a Resettlement Agency
تجاربي عامل في وكالة إعادة التوطين
by Andrew Alger
أندرو الجار
Andrew Alger graduated from the University of Chicago in 2009 with a B.A. in Near Eastern Languages and Civilizations. He worked at … Continue reading

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Strategies for Learning Ameyya in Film

by Cam Cross
I recently gave a presentation for the Arabic Circle where I talked about different kinds of films one could watch to work on their Arabic. There are a few questions you can ask yourself to find a film … Continue reading

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Arabic Studies in Senegal

Arabic Circle invites you to join us this Friday for a very special presentation:
Arabic Studies in Senegal
دراسات عربية في جمهورية سنغال
by Babacar Samb
Professor Samb is the former director of the Department of Arabic at Université Cheikh Anta Diop of Dakar, … Continue reading

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Slavery in Islam

This week’s Arabic Circle presents:
Slavery in Islam
الرق في الإسلام
by Mahmoud Saeed
محمود سعيد
Mr. Saeed is a well known Iraqi author who has published over 20 novels and collections of short stories during his career. For a more in-depth biography of Mr. … Continue reading

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The educational role of Al-Azhar as a mosque and university

This week’s Arabic Circle presents:
The educational role of Al-Azhar as a mosque and university
الدور التعليمي للأزهر كجامع وجامعة
by Doaa Mansoor
دعاء منصور
Doaa Mansoor is an Egyptian Fulbright scholar currently studying at the Divinity school at the University of Chicago.
Recorded October 29, … Continue reading

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Some good, simple songs for Egyptian colloquial

Thanks to Theo and Noha for the links!

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Good series for Fuṣḥa listening

This is a serial, originally produced in Iran, that was dubbed into very good Fuṣḥa and is now freely available online. It is called مريم المقدسة and you can download all episodes here:
http://islamology.com/mainarabic/Resources/mary.asp

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From Conscience to Conscience: Convey the Message, Constrain Enmity

This week’s Arabic Circle presents:
From Conscience to Conscience: Convey the Message, Constrain Enmity
من ضمير إلى ضمير : وصل الفكرة ، وقف العداوة
by Annie Higgins
Annie Higgins is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Classical and Modern Languages, Literatures and Cultures, … Continue reading

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