Arab culture refers to the culture in Arab countries of West Asia and North Africa,
from Morocco to the Arabic Gulf. Language, literature, gastronomy, art,
architecture, music, spirituality, philosophy, mysticism (etc.) are all part of the
cultural heritage of the pan-Arab world.
Ali Baba and the Forty Thieves and Other Stories (Illustrated Stories for
Children) Aladdin and the Magic Lamp (Step Into Reading, a Step 3 Book)
by Deborah Hautzig
With the aid of a genie from a magic lamp, Aladdin fights an evil magician and wins
the hand of a beautiful princess
One Thousand and One Arabian Nights (Oxford Story Collections) King
Shahryar kills a new wife every night, because he is afraid she will stop loving him.
But his new bride Shahrazad has a clever plan to save herself. Her nightly stories--
of Sinbad the Sailor, Ali Baba, and many other heroes and villains--are so
engrossing that King Shahryar has to postpone her execution again and again...
Tale from the Arabian Knights (A) (Classics for Kids)
Three children, separated from their parents at birth, are reunited with the help of
an old man who directs them to a talking bird, singing tree, and water made of
Tales from the Arabian Nights (Classics for Older Readers) Nine of the tales
told by Shaharazad to enchant the cruel sultan and stop him from executing her as
he had his other daily wives.
LEGENDARY FOLKLORIC CREATURES
1.DANDAN OR DENDAN –is mythical sea monster, largest fish on the sea capable of
swallowing a ship
2.GHOUL- dwells in burial ground and other uninhabited palaces, shape shifting
3.JINN – are called also called genies, made of smokeless scorching fire, they can
be good or evil
4.IFRIT- they are infernal jinn, an enormous winged creature of fire, they are
wicked and ruthless
5.AGTA OR KAPRE
Islamic, Arab and Persian festivals
Eid ul-Fitr (Arabic: ‘ ال فطر ع يدīdu l-fiṭr "Festival of the Fast Breaking"), marks the
end of the month of Ramadan
Eid al-Adha (Arabic: ‘ األ ضحى ع يدīdu l-’aḍḥā "Festival of the Sacrifice"), Greater
Eid, or Eid-e Qurban , celebrated to commemorate prophet Abraham's
willingness to sacrifice his son for God
Eid-e Nowruz (Persian: ن وروز ع يدeyde nowruz), celebrated on Nowruz and
marking the first day of spring and the beginning of the Iranian year as well as
the Baha'i year
Eid Mubarak (Persian: م بارک ع يدeyd mobârak, from the Arabic ‘ م بارﻙ ع يدīd
mubārak, lit. "bless you on this festival") or ("Have a good blessed festival"), a
greeting used by Muslims during Eid ul-Fitr and Eid al-Adha.
Eid Milad an Nabi ("( )ن بي ال مول ود ع يدFestival of the birth of the Prophet"), one of
several names for Mawlid
Eid al-Milad (Arabic: ال م الد ع يدīdu l-milād "Festival of the Birth"), Arabic phrase
Eid al-Ghadeer, the day of Eid for Shia Muslims that marks the nomination of
Ali, prophet's cousin, as the successor of the prophet
Eid al-Mubahila, the day of Eid for Shia Muslims that marks the success of
Muslims in a peaceful debate with Christians of the time
Eid E Shuja, the day of Eid for Shia Muslims and marks the end of the mourning
period after the events of Karbala
Eid prayer (( )ال ع يدي ن ص الةsalatu'l-`idayn), prescribed in the first year after
Jewish Wedding tradition
Customs of circumssion
Hajj and Umrah rituals
The Sphinx is perhaps the most distinctive and popular landmark of Egypt. Situated
in Cairo this unique structure is considered as being one of the oldest standing
structures of Egypt. The Sphinx was actually a mythological creature which has
been meticulously crafted out of huge blocks of limestone. The larger than life
structure has the face of a human being upon a body of a loin.
This site is dated further back than four thousand years. It was an important
religious site for the ancient Egyptians and is truly impressive in terms of its
architecture. The temple was considered to be the center of the city of gods and
priests that were also considered to be god-like in ancient Egypt.
The Egyptian Pyramids - The construction of the Egyptian pyramids have
dumbfounded the world for generations, if not centuries. It seems incongruous
that anyone, especially an ancient civilization, could have successfully managed
such massive construction projects such as the pyramids of Egypt. Yet, even
thousands of years later, the pyramids rise above the sand filled deserts of
Egypt as a testament to their builders.
Egypt Mummies - Obsessed with the afterlife, and the avoidance of death, the
ancient Egyptians are most often known for their mummies. Find out more
about the ancient process of mummification and why it is truly an art form in its
The Great Sphynx of Giza
The Great Sphynx is the largest statue created from one piece of stone. With the
body of a lion and a human head it was believed to have been built by ancient
Egyptians in around 3000BC. The complete Sphynx was only fully uncovered in the
1920s prior to that it was up to its neck in sand.
The Pyramids of Giza
If you are at the Sphynx then there is not a chance that you will be missing the
Pyramids. Giza houses 3 main pyramids, one of which being the Great Pyramid.
Originally the Pyramids exteriors were made from smooth polished limestone, but
as the years of weather have eroded this away, we are left with step like structures
to the top. Only the top of the smallest pyramid has some of its limestone left but
this lacks the polished texture too due to erosion. The Great Pyramid is the only
one of the seven wonders of the ancient world still in existence.
Mecca – Holliest city in Islam