Culture Images

Leena Soubani

I was born in America and have lived here my whole life, but I was raised in an Arabic/ Muslim household. My culture and traditions are different than many other people living in America. For example, The food is different, the music is different, and the religious practices are different. In the pictures below, I give more specific examples of my culture.
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Arabic Food

The First picture is an example of a traditional Arabic breakfast. The second picture is an arabic dish called Kusa. It is squash stuffed with meat and rice. The last picture is a dessert called knafeh. It is served with a syrup
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Arabic Singers

There are too many Arabic singers to name so I will name two of my favorites. The first one is named Fayrouz. She hasn't made new music for a really long time, but she is still really popular. She is sort of a legend. The second picture is Nancy Ajram. Her music is enjoyed by adults and younger people.
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Arabic Wall Poster with Verses of the Quran

I have a poster just like this in my home. It is common to see framed posters with arabic words or verses of the quran in a Muslim household.
Tea is a very important part of Arabic culture. It is served in the morning, evening, and with guests.
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Arabic Dress Called a Jilbab

Arabic clothing is like American clothing, but there are some traditional articles of clothing such as the one above which is called a jilbab.
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Muslim Culture

The three pictures above are important parts of Muslim culture. The first picture is of muslims praying together at the mosque. Prayer is the most important part of Islam. The second picture is a prayer rug. It is simply a Rug that people pray on. The last picture is of the Quran, which is the Holy Book of Islam. Another big part of Islam is reading and memorizing the Quran
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The Arabic Alphabet

These are the letters of the arabic alphabet with their pronunciations underneath. A unique part about the arabic alphabet is that some of the letters look different when they are in the words. Another Unique thing about the arabic language is that it is read from right to left.
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Traditional Arabic Tea Set

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Smartphones

Though I was raised in an Arabic Household, I still live in America. A big part of American culture in this decade is cellphones.