March 2008

Adventures in Arabic

March 27, 2008

So I had my first Arabic class this week at the Pacific Arabic Institute in San Francisco. I found out about this place from a google search- I don’t know anyone who has taken a class from them. Even though it seemed like a respectable institution based off of the website, I half-expected an empty […]

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Tell Me Why. . .

March 17, 2008

I was at a lecture series all day yesterday in which noted Islamic Scholar Shaykh Hamza Yusuf gave a talk. He mentioned something that happened to him when he was in Saudi Arabia last year: He gets in a cab- Cabbie: I know you. You are the American. Hamza. Shaykh Hamza: Yes, I am. Cabbie: […]

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