April 27, 2012

Al Hakawati: Arab Cultural Website

From http://www.al-hakawati.net/english/About/index.asp

al-hakawati Arab Cultural Trust is an independent non-profit educational organization, registered in May 2006. Management and staff are located in Beirut, Lebanon, and New Jersey, USA.

al-hakawati tells the story of Arab heritage and civilization, which flowered in a region rooted in the world’s first cultures, in the monotheistic religious traditions, and at the crossroads between East and West. al-hakawati tells the story of Arab culture through folktales and fairy tales from the Arab and Islamic heritage, through biographies of personalities ancient to modern, artists and their arts, architecture, the environment and religions.

The content of al-hakawati covers the 22 Arab states, members of the Arab League. The content is arranged thematically in ten sections, each with several subsections. New entries are regularly added.

al-hakawati is a free educational resource and reference, made possible by the Arab Cultural Trust.

The website is available in Arabic at http://www.al-hakawati.net/arabic/index.asp and in English at http://www.al-hakawati.net/english/index.asp

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