Zero to Hero !

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. The digit which in itself has no value yet increases the value of another digit manifold, when placed after it. Yes, I finish […]

Yemen

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. ….we are nearly at the end of this long 26 days Challenge ! Today’s post is about the name of a Middle Eastern […]

Xebec, it is !

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. X-day might be one of the most difficult one in the A to Z Challenge. I am quite surprised to find an actual […]

Picturesque Wadi

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. Wadi al Sail. Wadi Rum. Wadi al Seer. Wadi Musa. Many towns and places in the Arab world have their names beginning with […]

V for Vizier

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. Vizier – The only place I have come across this word commonly is while reading Akbar and Birbal stories as a child.

Learned Ulema

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. Ulema –  A word present in the Oxford English Dictionary though not commonly used/known by the English speaking community ! (.. and yay, […]

Tamarind Taste !

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. This entry would be by far my fave. It has combination of Arabic and India ! Yay 😀 In most South Indian dishes, […]

S for Safari

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. When Zoos gives us a glimpse into wildlife just for a photographic instant, Safaris open up our knowledge to the ways of wild […]

Ream of Sheets

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. Today’s post is about yet another commonly used word – ream. Often used in terms of bundle of sheets for printer etc. Meaning […]

Qur’an – A literary miracle

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. Qur’an is the Holy Book for the 1.5 billion Muslims around the world. Mexico to Philippines, Sweden to Johannesburg, the language, the words, the […]

Primum mobile

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. ….thus starts some of the difficult alphabets. Yet, I learnt a new word in doing my research for this challenge. Primum Mobile –  […]

Orange Zest

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. A fruit and a colour which gives a fresh and vibrant feeling. Orange ! Orange surely has come a long way !

N for Nadir

This post is part of the A to Z Challenge. My theme for the month is A to Z of words in English with an Arabic origin. Nādir (نادر – meaning “rare”, “unique”) is a common name for boys amongst Muslims. Hence, I was quite surprised when I found out […]