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Al-Kitaabul Asaasee Textbooks from Umm al-Qura University Arabic Language Institute

The links below are PDF files of the most recent version of the Arabic textbooks (al-Kitaab al-Asaasee) used in the Arabic Language Institute at our university. They contain the material taught for all main language subjects including qiraa’ah, muhaadathah,nusoos adabiyyah, nahw, sarf, balaaghah, etc. The files can be downloaded and used individually. Additionally, they are also linked, so if placed altogether in … Continue reading

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Photo of the Day: The Green Mountain – Abha Saudi Arabia

 This is the famous Jabal al Akhdhar aka the “Green Mountain.” It’s one of Abha’s most popular tourist attractions. There’s a restaurant for families on the premises that serves all sorts of oriental and international food and sweets, a coffee shop and an internet cafe. After satisfying your taste buds, you can take a relaxing a … Continue reading

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Top Universities to offer Online Courses for Free

By Sevil Omer http://www.msnbc.com Two professors from California want to teach the world for free. Now, five of the nation’s top universities have backed the pair’s project, dubbed Coursera, and will next year offer dozens of online courses to students worldwide and at no cost. Andrew Ng and Daphne Koller, creators behind the online learning platform, announced on … Continue reading

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Saudi Arabia to do away with the Sponsorship System

By Habib Toumi, Bureau Chief. Gulf News Manama: Saudi Arabia has taken steps to do away with the controversial sponsorship system, a labour official has said. “The ministry has removed the restrictions that business owners imposed on foreigners, from the freedom of their movement and keeping their passports to barring service switch,” Ahmad Al Humaidan, … Continue reading

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