Everything you want to know about the customs of the Arab peoples of the Middle East.

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Stone Rose or The Desert Rose

The desert rose, also known as “rose of the desert” or “stone rose,” is a unique and captivating mineral formation rather than an actual plant. It is typically composed of gypsum or baryte crystals that have formed in arid desert regions.

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World Hijab Day
Arab customs
El Mundo Árabe

February 1 World Hijab Day

World Hijab Day, founded by Nazma Khan in 2013, this annual event, celebrated in 140 countries on February 1, aims to encourage the experience of hijab among women of all religions and backgrounds.

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Arab Culture and Traditions

Arab culture and its millenary customs everything you want to know about this fascinating world.
The history of the Arabs, Moroccan art, the architecture of their mosques, language, writing, music and religion.
Islam and the conquest of Mohammed, the last prophet, over the Arab world.

What is the religion of the Arab culture?

From the beginning of time with the history of the Kaaba to the present day Islam. Little is known about this attractive, colorful and desert-like Arab world. With such a rich history full of traditions and customs that are still in force today.

So full of mysteries, governed by its own lunar calendar, which was created 600 years AD. Exquisite architecture, with the oldest, most beautiful and imposing buildings in the world.

With beautiful women who cover their faces, hiding their beauty, with a hijab. And attractive nomadic men, with a life so tied to religion that controls customs, laws and culture.
The Ottomans, the Tuareg blue princes of the desert, who are they, where do they live?
Why do they pray in the direction of Mecca?

What is the legacy the Arabs have left us?

The Arabs bequeathed us great discoveries in Chemistry, Astronomy, Engineering, Mathematics and Medicine, among others.

It is enough to mention only algebra, Arabic numerals and the use of zero to appreciate the importance of their contribution to humanity.

The history of the Arabs was destined to spread a brilliant civilization since it was united by a common religion preached by a prophet: Muhammad.

It is important to point out, that the valuation of Arab culture, although it has historical links with Islam, is exclusively linguistic, so much so that many Muslims do not speak Arabic and a group of Arabs profess other religions.

Under this premise:

“Arab nationalism seeks the alliance of virtually the entire Arab world as one nation.”

Thus, there are three factors that determine whether a person can be considered an Arab or not:

  • Political: if he or she lives in a country that is a member of the Arab League, a definition that covers more than 300 million inhabitants.
  • Linguistic: if the mother tongue is Arabic, a concept that covers more than 200 million people.
  • Genealogical: if it has ancestry from the Arabian Peninsula.

When the Arab League was founded it was established that:

“Arab is a person who speaks Arabic, lives in an Arabic-speaking country and is sympathetic to the aspirations of Arab peoples.”

In the Arab culture there are different types of symbols and customs according to each region, but there are some that are generally a constant, let’s see:

For Arabs values such as loyalty and honor are important in relationships to establish trust. The sense of friendship, in this culture, is taken very seriously, so they are very selective.

A well-known artistic expression of Arab culture is Arab dance, characterized by sensual body movements.

Arab gastronomy has become internationalized with dishes such as kibbe, couscous, falafel, maqluba, hummus, shawarma, biryani, muaddas.

It should be noted that the concept of food in Arab countries is closely linked to that of hospitality, in many cases serving a meal to the guest is an opportunity to honor him.

It cannot be forgotten that in most of the countries the Islam marks precise rites about when to eat (Ramadan or fasting days), removing the particularity of the religion, the customs and the cult of the food are closer to those of each Arab country.

Many are the questions we ask ourselves and they all have answers.
In addition to Arab culture, you will find recipes for traditional Arab food and a blog to learn about the 22 countries that make up the Arab world.
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