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The World’s Oldest Library Has Reopened

  The World's Oldest Library Has Reopened After years of renovations. by Eric Grundhauser      June 29, 2016 Adopted from http://www.atlasobscura.com/articles/the-worlds-oldest-library-has-reopened The world’s oldest working library at the al-Qarawiyyin University in Fez, Morocco is once again open and ready for visitors, having been closed for massive restorations since 2012, according to Tech Insider. The al-Qarawiyyin library [...]

By | July 11th, 2016|Uncategorized|0 Comments

To Make the World a Better Place, Teach Arabic

to-make-the-world-a-better-place-teach-arabic By Brian T. Edwards May 11, 2015               http://chronicle.com/article/To-Make-the-World-a-Better/230031/ Seventy-four years ago, Henry Luce published "The American Century," an essay that argued that American culture would play a starring role in creating a global environment in which the United States could thrive. Chief among his examples was American language itself; not just English, but an [...]

By | May 26th, 2015|Uncategorized|2 Comments

The Traditional Architecture of the Moroccan House

[rev_slider fassihouse] [sep height="30"]To begin with, it is important to point out that there aren’t many differences between the historical Moroccan houses of different Moroccan cities such as Meknes, Rabat, Sale, Marrakesh, Tetouan and Tangier. As a matter of fact, even the architecture of the royal palaces does not greatly differ from that of historical [...]

By | September 30th, 2014|Uncategorized|3 Comments

Calligraphy workshop for Australian professionals

[rev_slider calligraphyworkshop]   Ibn Ghazi Arabic Institute organized, May 26, 2014,  a calligraphy workshop for a group of Australian professionals. The participants were introduced to the birth and development of Islamic Calligraphy, learned how to make the special pen (kasbah), and practiced writing letters and their names in one of the calligraphy styles. The participants [...]

By | May 28th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments

Fez: The Gem of the Arab World

[rev_slider FezTheGemoftheArabWorld] [sep height="30"][sep height="30"]Fez: The Gem of the Arab World 1.    Fez: An Overview Fez is the cultural, historical and spiritual capital of Morocco as well as the most imperial among Moroccan imperial cities. Fez is the intellectual capital of Morocco, the capital of Moroccan craftsmanship and the gem of the Arab world. Just [...]

By | March 25th, 2014|Uncategorized|1 Comment

Ten reasons to study Arabic

[rev_slider Whystudyarabic] [sep height="30"][sep height="30"]Ten reasons for studying Arabic [sep height="30"]1.               The 5th most commonly spoken native language in the world: Arabic is the official language in more than 20 countries and the native-tongue of more than 300 million mainly in the Middle East and North Africa, but also Arab minorities all over the world. [...]

By | March 24th, 2014|Uncategorized|0 Comments