Category Archives: Stories & fairy tale

The blue eyed dove

Pre-Islamic poetry makes for a beautiful read – they are hauntingly beautiful verses full of life, death and everything in between. With early Arabic poetry, you will find works that are full of references to religious concepts which are often … Continue reading

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The American Juha’s nail

We Arab have a proverb “Juha’s nail” مسمار جحا The meaning of this proverb is “the silly Justification.”   The story beyond this proveb is —– “Juha had a house. A man asked if he could buy the house, and … Continue reading

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Al hatra – A myrtle leaf

Waraqat al as- A myrtle leaf   There is an old Arabic historical tale that set in al Hadar or Hatra (Arabic kingdom), in North Iraq..  During its occupation by the Persian king Shapur in the Pre- Islam era. Nadira, the beautiful daughter … Continue reading

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