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Adab Arabic Poetry
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This website hosts many examples of poetry from the jahiliyyah period to the present in an attempt to create a comprehensive diwan of Arabic poetry. Some poems have an audio component. Users can browse poetry by time period, by audio file, by author's name, or by custom search. The website is also in English and there are many poems that have been translated into English, although some poems that are on the website in English are not on the website in Arabic and vice versa. Users can submit poetry to the website via a submission system.

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Reading
Provider:
adab
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Al Wzzan
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Al Wzzan is a website aimed at analyzing Arabic poetry. Users can type any verse into the search field, and the website will identify it's meter, or "bahar." Arabic poetry traditionally falls within one of fifteen different meters. The site also provides sample stanzas of poetry to demonstrate how the programs works.

نوع المادة:
القراءة
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Wzzan
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Language and Its Standing among the Languages
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'Arabic Language and Its Standing among the Languages' is a study made by Dr. Farhan Salim. In this article, Dr. Salim discusses the importance of Arabic. The sections in this article are: Arabic language characteristics; the effect of the Arabic language on other languages; the challenges facing Arabic; and how to face the current challenges.

نوع المادة:
القراءة
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Dr. Farhan Salim
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Proverbs and Translations
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This web page contains an extensive list of Arabic proverbs. Each proverb is given an translation in the English language to make it easily understood by the learner; for some of the phrases, there is a further explanation of what is meant by the proverb, i.e. A needle in a haystack = something that is very difficult to find.

نوع المادة:
القراءة
Provider:
Wikimedia Foundation
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Stories
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This web site contains many short stories and texts in Arabic. Hundreds of writers from more than twenty different countries are currently participating in this project. To access the stories, the user chooses an author and then a text from among the titles that the author has provided for the site.

نوع المادة:
القراءة
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Arabic Story
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Arabic Stories for Children
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قراءة النص المطبوع بخط رفيع
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This page offers 186 different children's stories written in Arabic. Topics range from scientific matters such as how to build a telescope to literature and folktales, including Indian folktales. Stories must be viewed using Java and users must click on the link to view the resource and its title. Many contain images and other illustrations. The intended age level of the reader varies from story to story.

نوع المادة:
القراءة
Provider:
Al3arabiya
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Aswaat Arabiyya
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Aswaat Arabiyya is an archive of 245 videos in Arabic, listed by difficulty level and accompanied by glossaries and four worksheets each that focus on every aspect of listening comprehension. Selections come largely from Arabic media, with some cultural presentations by native speakers. Videos cover the entire Arabic-speaking world and include MSA and different dialects. Materials are designed to be used both as in-class activities and homework assignments. Videos can be slowed down.

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Activity/Lab
Homework/Assignment
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Lecture
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University of Texas at Austin
Date Added:
01/10/2013
BBC Arabic
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قراءة النص المطبوع بخط رفيع
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This is BBC's Arabic page, containing a wealth of written material as well as live video and radio feeds all in Arabic. There is also a multimedia section with a video archive and a link to BBC Arabic's YouTube channel, which contains over 6,000 videos, including playlists with complete episodes.

نوع المادة:
Lecture
القراءة
Provider:
هيئة الإذاعة البريطانية BBC
Date Added:
08/27/2013
E-Quran
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This website is for those who would like to explore the Qur'an in a variety of languages. Users can view the Qur'an by chapter or by section (divided into 5 sections as well as into 30). The exegesis for the reasons of the Qur'an's revelation (Asbaab an-Nazuul) is included as are seven different tafasir, or exegeses. Translations of the Qur'an into 66 different languages are also found on the website; some languages have more than one translation available. Also included are Arabic definitions of the words of the Qur'an.

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Reading
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Website of the Electronic Qur'an
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Educational Stories of Dictational Rules
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Educational Stories of Dictational Rules are sixteen stories and activities in slideshow format. These stories were made for students with learning disabilities. Short vowels, long vowels, the letter ta, double vowels, prepositions, and the letter hamza are some of the explained topics. The slideshows start with a story, state the grammar rule, and end with some exercises. The slideshows are enhanced with audio components.

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Interactive
Provider:
Minstry of Education Department Learning Disabilities - KSA
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Grasping the Benefits Library (Saaid Al Fawaed)
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Saaid Al Fawaed or 'Grasp the Benefits' is an Islamic library that contains many books related to the explanation of the Holy Qur'an, the Prophet Muhammad, and more. A special section has been created on this website for the Arabic language. Here, the user can find grammar books, how-to-read books, dictionaries, and more. The site and its contents are entirely in Arabic.

نوع المادة:
القراءة
Textbook
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Saaid
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Modern Egypt Cultural and Historical Resource
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This Arabic-only website is an effort to record and preserve information on the culture and history of modern Egypt from the reign of Muhammad 'Ali starting in 1805 to the end of Sadat's presidency in 1981. Materials on this site include pictures of coins from this era, maps, stamps, medals, books, documents, photos, recordings, information on movies, speeches, newspaper articles, magazine covers, and more.

نوع المادة:
القراءة
Provider:
Bibliotheca Alexandrina
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Nizar Qabbani
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Nizar Qabbani is a famous Syrian contemporary poet. This website is dedicated to Nizar's literature. In the poetry and poems section, there are 510 poems about love, feminism, religion, and Arab nationalism. Many singers sang the poems of Nizar; this site includes twenty of these songs. Four works of prose by Nizar are included on the website, in addition to some pictures of Nizar and what people said about him. The website is entirely in Arabic.

نوع المادة:
القراءة
Provider:
nizariat
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Poets' Gate
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Poets' Gate is a website that contains examples of Arabic poetry ranging from the jahiliyyah period to the present day in an attempt to create a comprehensive diwan (or compilation) of Arabic poetry. Poems are divided according to the time periods and poets. The site also provides biographic information about the poets and a full list of their poems.

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Reading
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Poets' Gate
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Proficiency Level Exercises
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Mumkin offers practice materials for learners who are at a beginning, intermediate, and advanced level. Materials are grouped by difficulty level, and consists of videos in Arabic daily life followed by comprehension questions in the form of multiple choice or fill in the blank questions. Users also have the ability to read an Arabic transcription of each video. The site also provides a series of songs in Arabic that depict some aspect of contemporary Arab life along with the lyrics to the songs.

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Activity/Lab
Interactive
Reading
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Mumkin
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Quranic Researcher
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This website allows users to look for words or phrases in the Qur'an as well as in multiple tafasir/exegeses such as that of al-Bukhari. Users can search through specific chapters of the Qur'an and even through specific verses of chapters for words and phrases. The tafsir of al-Jalalain is available in English, but the majority of the website is in Arabic.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Al-Glwan Company
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Story and Tale
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Story and Tale is a web site that contains around two hundred fifty short stories. The stories are divided into seven categories: old stories, love stories, comical stories, Islamic stories, social stories, purposeful/moral stories, and intellectual stories. Most of the stories are suitable for children and adolescents.

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Reading
Provider:
Story and Tale
Date Added:
10/14/2013
The Summary of Arabic Language Grammar
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The Summary of Arabic Language Grammar is a book that discusses all the rules governing the Arabic Language. The book contains 60 chapters; each one of them explains a particular grammatical concept. For each topic, several examples are given to clarify it. The book is entirely in Arabic and is made available via the Syrian Story website.

نوع المادة:
Textbook
Provider:
Dar Al Fikr
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Unified Medical Dictionary
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Read the Fine Print
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This dictionary of medical terminology was assembled by the World Health Organization in order to "to meet the urgent need in Arab countries for unified medical terms." The current edition of the dictionary contains over 150,000 terms in English and Arabic. Users can search the dictionary on this site.

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Reading
Provider:
World Health Organization
Date Added:
10/14/2013
Wictionary in Arabic
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Wictionary is a free dictionary that gives definitions in 170 different languages. The dictionary only gives definitions within the language, not from language to language. Intended as a lexical companion to the encyclopedia project Wikipedia, Wictionary includes etymologies, pronunciations, quotations, synonyms, and antonyms where appropriate. Users can add definitions by creating an account. Certain words for Arabic also include masdars. An audio component is included for certain languages, Arabic not among them.

Material Type:
Reading
Provider:
Wikimedia Foundation
Date Added:
10/14/2013