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Another Umm Kulthum Masterpiece

July 17th, 2008

Salu Qalbi is another Qasidah (poem) by Ahmed Shawqi and music composition by Riyadh El-Sunbati. It was first released in 1946 along with few other masterpieces of the period.

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A Poem of Praise

July 15th, 2008

In my opinion, this song by the legendary Egyptian singer, the late Om Kalthoum is her best. One can't forget though that she did have many "bests," but this one is very special.

Nahj Al-Burda is derived from a poem by AL-BUSIRI (13th century Alexandria). Om Kalthoum sang a 20th century version of the poem. The rhytm and style of the song are derived from the Sufi tradition in the manner of "Burda." The modern poem was introduced by Ahmad Shawqi, the prominent Egyptian poet. The poem is a tribute to Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

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Classical Arabic Music

January 1st, 2008

Several classical instruments.

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Voice of America Report

December 11th, 2007

Voice of America aired a broadcast on 12 November 2007 regarding the ID card crisis in Egypt. The report was prepared by Challiss McDonough.

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BBC Program on Egyptian Baha’is

December 7th, 2007

The following is a program examining the struggle of the Baha'is of Egypt. It is a news analysis and interviews with Egyptian Baha'is in Arabic. It was aired on 5 December 2007 on BBC Xtra.

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Prayer in Arabic

July 7th, 2007

This prayer was written by Abdu'l-Baha. It is chanted by an individual in 2007.

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BBC Interview With Shady Samir

March 27th, 2007

On the Baha'is of Egypt in English

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BBC Interview With Basma Moussa

March 27th, 2007

Regarding the Baha'is of Egypt. (Arabic)

Because of technical difficulties, please download this segment to your desktop, then play it with "winamp" or any such player in order to listen to it in normal speed.

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BBC Interview with Labib Hanna

March 27th, 2007

Regarding the Baha'is of Egypt. (Arabic)

Because of technical difficulties, please download this segment to your desktop, then play it with "winamp" or any such player in order to listen to it in normal speed.

 

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Baha’i Prayer in Arabic

March 24th, 2007

Prayer written by Shoghi Effendi.

Chanted by an individual in 2006.

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Baha’i Chorale

March 24th, 2007

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Qanoun Music

March 24th, 2007

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