The Chinese Muslim who teaches Arabs Arabic In our latest podcast, we are joined by Mukhlis Mah, an Australian Chinese Muslim who has been studying the Arabic language for over 6 years. In this discussion, we go over a range of topics including the history of Islam in China, his journey in studying the Arabic language, the social media obsession with Asian Muslims, the contribution of non-Arabs to Arabic, the wisdom of the Quran being in Arabic, and Mukhlis’s esteemed academic background in Geochemistry. This content was originally published here.
After a visit to a European library in search of Arabic and Middle Eastern texts turned up only titles about fear, terrorism and destruction, Ghada Wali resolved to represent her culture in a fun, accessible way. The result: a colorful, engaging project that uses LEGO to teach Arabic script, harnessing the power of graphic design to create connection and positive change. “Effective communication and education is the road to more tolerant communities,” Wali says. This content was originally published here.
Swedish libraries offer Arabic language lessons to their staff. This is to facilitate better communication within society, as the population of Arabic-speaking people increases. Employees in Swedish libraries are learning Arabic, especially in cities like Helsingborg and Malmo, all with an aim to communicate better with the people who hail from the Middle East and North Africa. Since the 2015 migrant crisis, when thousands of immigrants poured into European countries, Finland has hosted a large number of refugees compared to other countries. The number of Arabic speakers has now surpassed Finnish, becoming the second most widely spoken mother-tongue in Sweden. […]
Although France has been struggling with its ongoing lockdown in an attempt to contain the Wuhan coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak there, President Emmanuel Macron hasn’t neglected the need for French schools to begin teaching Arabic. He signed a decree authorising the new programme on May 2. The programme’s aim is to guarantee “linguistic diversity,” and would offer classes in Arabic to students in French schools from the first grade up through university courses. It is being developed in cooperation with authorities in Tunisia, according to a report by Valeurs Actuelles. The decree was signed by Macron, Prime Minister Édouard Philippe, and […]