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Thouria Saqqat (1935 Fes-1992) was a Moroccan writer of children's books. She worked as a teacher in Casablanca.
Casablanca is the largest city of Morocco. Located in the central-western part of Morocco bordering the Atlantic Ocean, it is the largest city in the Maghreb region and the eighth-largest in the Arab world. Casablanca is Morocco's chief port and one of the largest financial centers in Africa. According to the 2014 population estimate, the city has a population of about 3.35 million in the urban area and over 6.8 million in the Casablanca-Settat region. Casablanca is considered the economic and business center of Morocco, although the national political capital is Rabat.
Al Bayda' or Beidha may refer to:
Arabized Berber denotes an inhabitant of the Maghreb region in northwestern Africa, whose native language is a local dialect of Arabic and whose ethnic origins are Berber.
Mohammed ibn al-Tayyib al-Qadiri (1712–1773) was a Moroccan historian most known as the author of Nashir al-Mathani. This work is a biographical dictionary of 18th-century Morocco, but each year is usually accompanied by a summary of events. In this sense, the form of the book tends toward being both that of a biographical dictionary and a chronicle. Mohammed al-Qadiri is the grandson of the genealogist Abd as-Salam al-Qadiri.
The history of the city of Casablanca in Morocco has been one of many political and cultural changes. At different times it has been governed by Berber, Roman, Arab, Portuguese, Spanish, French, British, and Moroccan regimes. It has had an important position in the region as a port city, making it valuable to a series of conquerors during its early history.
Mahmud al-Muntasir was the first Prime minister of Libya from March 29, 1951 to February 19, 1954, and again from January 20, 1964 to March 20, 1965. He was also the Minister of Foreign Affairs during his first term.
A kuttab is an Arabic word meaning elementary school. Though the kuttab was primarily used for teaching children in reading, writing, grammar, and Islamic studies, such as Qira'at, other practical and theoretical subjects were also often taught. Until the 20th century, kuttabs were the prevalent means of mass education in much of the Islamic world.
Dar El Beïda is a suburb of Algiers, Algeria. It is the seat of the district with the same name. During French colonial times, it was officially called by its French name Maison Blanche, which meant the same thing as its current Arabic name: (the) white house.. It is pronounced [adːaːr albajdˤaːʔ] in Classical Arabic and [(ə)dɑr.(əl)bɑjdɑ] in Darja. It has an area of 3200 hectares. It is home to the international Houari Boumedienne Airport, the largest in Algeria. The airport is divided into two main terminals, one for international flights and the older one for domestic flights. It has 44,753 inhabitants as of the 1998 census. In 1987 it had 12,900 inhabitants.
Bashir Qamari is a well known Moroccan literary critic, novelist and playwright. He was born in Nador in 1951. He studied Arabic literature in Rabat. He was professor at the faculty of literature in Kenitra and teaches contemporary literature at the University of Rabat.
Abdelkrim Ghallab was a Moroccan political journalist, cultural commentator, and novelist. He is an important figure both in the literary and political field. He studied both at the University of Al-Karaouine in Fez and at the University of Cairo, where he took his M.A. in Arabic literature. He is the author of five novels and three collections of short stories. Among his best known novels are Sab'ab Atwat and Dafann al-m'd ; the latter is praised as representative of a new school of writing called "nationalist realism". According to Simon Gikandi his Arabic style is known for its "graceful and at times scholarly classicism".
Sabil-Kuttab of Katkhuda is a building from the old part of Islamic Cairo, Egypt, comprising a public fountain or sabil, an elementary Quran school or kuttab, and an adjacent residential wing. A prime example of Medieval Egyptian architecture, it was built in 1744 by a pioneer Egyptian architect, Katkhuda of Egypt.
Ahmed al-Tayyeb Aldj is a well known Moroccan writer of poetry and drama. He is considered one of the cornerstones of contemporary Moroccan theater. He received several prizes and decorations for his service to Moroccan Arabic language theater. In 1973, he was awarded the prize of Literature of Morocco, and in 1975, the Medal of Intellectual Merit of Syria. He has composed more than forty plays and adapted more than thirty. According to Salim Jay, the theater of al-Aldj is a "treasure of the culture of humanity". He has rewritten, in Moroccan Arabic, works by Molière, Shakespeare and Brecht and has had a great influence on Moroccan popular culture. His work was markedly influenced by French theater, especially the plays of Molière and Bea
Abdelkarim Tabbal is a Moroccan poet.
Ali Siqli is a Moroccan writer of children's books and drama. In 1982 he received the Great Prize of Morocco and the international King Faysal award.
Kamel Riahi, born 1974 in Manafikh, Tunisia), is a Tunisian writer. He teaches in Algeria. Excerpts from two of his novels have been translated into English: The Scalpel and Gorilla. Riahi has been translated into English, French, Italian and Hebrew. He was one of the 39 Arab writers under 40 years who were selected for the anthology Beirut39.
Abu Uways Muhammad Abu Khubza al-Hassani was a Muslim Arab theologian, jurist, bibliographer and linguist from Morocco. His name has variantly been spelled "Bukhabza," "Boukhabza," Bu Khabza," and "Bu Khubza."
Husayn Fawzi Al Najjar was an Egyptian Historian, Political Scientist, Strategist, and Islamic scholar who made major contributions to the fields of history, political science, and strategy of the Middle East, having written more than 55 books on the subjects above.
Issam Abdel-Masih Mahfouz was a Lebanese playwright, poet, journalist, author, translator, and critic. His literary works include dozens of books on politics, culture, and theater, as well as “dialogues” - imagined exchanges with historical figures. During his lifetime he was also well known as a Professor of Dramatic Arts at the Lebanese University and for his writing in the Lebanese newspaper al-Nahār, particularly its culture section.
Dar Bouazza is a municipality in Nouaceur Province, Casablanca-Settat, Morocco. It is a rapidly growing suburb of Casablanca located about 20 km west of that city. Dar Bouazza covers an area of 48.36 km² and recorded a population of 151,373 in the 2014 Moroccan census.
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