Tag Archives: Arabic

Arabia, Wonderland, and Why We’re Still Obsessed with the Haram

ETA: I wrote this about a week ago, and then cleverly never remembered to actually publish it.  I’m brilliant!  It’s obviously a bit dated now, but hopefully still interesting to some people. I recognize that I’m the millionth person to … Continue reading

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Transliteration, spelling, and pronunciation

Happy New Amended Gregorian calendar!  I would say that my New Year’s resolution is to update more often, but that would be a total lie. Actually, my resolution/plan for this year is basically the PhD comic one, so updates will … Continue reading

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When do the Arabs become the Muslims?

Okay, so almost kind of back to writing regularly … a few weeks later than expected.  My apologies, once again.  As I mentioned in my last post, I was back in the UK two weeks ago, in order to participate … Continue reading

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Islam and Classical Arabic

Uzza asked: Hey, welcome to 2012. I’m anxiously waiting for you to talk about the language situation that you hinted at a long time ago. One is, people are supposed to read the book in the original Arabic, but it … Continue reading

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Could Muhammad read?

Hello and happy Easter, to all of you who celebrate it!  Happy April the 24th to those who don’t!  (And happy sunny 4-day bank holiday weekend to those in Britain!  If that’s not a miracle, I don’t know what is!) … Continue reading

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