Salam dear friends,
Since it is Banned Books Week, I’ll continue talking about banned books,
You can find the other post here.. 🙂
Today, I’m going to share with you some of your favorite books that were surprisingly banned or challenged by some governments, schools, or parents…
The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
This beautiful book was challenged for different weird reasons, Some said that it’s about women in strong leadership roles ( and that’s absolutely bad and unacceptable, right ?? ); others claims that it promotes socialist and Marxist values…
To Kill a Mockingbird
This book was banned because – and I quote – it “conflicted with the values of the community.”
The book was banned by different countries for different reasons, mostly because it criticizes corrupt leaders. It is still banned in countries like Cuba, and North Korea.
The Diary of Anne Frank
Lebanon banned the book for portraying favorably Jews, Israel or Zionism…. In some schools, the book was/is considered to be inappropriate to kids..
It was banned for the same reason why China banned Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland ( again, you can find the post here)… In 2006, some parents saw that their children should not read books where animals talk…
Another George Orwell’s book that was banned in different countries ( US, UK, the Soviet Union…) for political reasons.
So, what do you think ??
Talk to you soon Insha’ALLAH 🙂 🙂 🙂
Salam dear friends,
The “‘You need to know” category is about knowing things and sharing information with you guys.
Today, I share with you 10 things I think you need to know about my native language, Arabic 😉
1)- Arabic is the sixth most commonly spoken languages in the world.
2)-There are more than 300 million Arabic speaking people worldwide representing the Arab communities.
3)-Arabic is written from right to left (RTL).
4)-The Arabic alphabet has eight diacritics called in Arabic “تـشكيل” (pronounced: tashkeel). These diacritics are used for correct pronunciation since the same word can have different meanings or tenses.
5)– Arabic has no capitalization.
6)-The Arabic letters may be linked or separate whether at the beginning, end or middle of a word or even when isolated.
7)- It has been a literary language for over 1500 years, and is the liturgical language of Islam.
8)- Arabic is written in script, not printed. Arabic inscriptions became widely available after the birth of Islam.
9)-The English language consists of many words with Arabic origin, such as: checkmate, cotton, magazine, algebra, mummy, and sherbet.
10)-The Arabic language has a vast abundance of words, which enables the language to reach a level of precision, which not many other Latin languages can match 😉 😉
Many people think that Arabic is a very difficult language to learn, but it’s not. It is so beautiful and rich. When you learn Arabic, you’ll have the chance to discover new ways of writing, and see the beauty of words 🙂 Another interesting fact about Arabic language is that some additional letters are used in Arabic to write place names or foreign words containing sounds which do not appear in Standard Arabic, such as /p/ or /g/.
That’s it for the moment… Talk to you soon Insha’ALLAH ❤
Salam dear friends,
I love mathematics ❤ ❤ ❤ I decided toady to share with you 10 beautiful facts about math… Enjoy learning 🙂 🙂 🙂The word ‘mathematics’ comes from the Greek máthēma, which means learning, study, science. 2_ Zero ( 0 ) is the only number which can not be represented by Roman numerals. 3_ The = sign (“equals sign”) was invented by 16th Century Welsh mathematician Robert Recorde, who was fed up with writing “is equal to” in his equations. 4_ Everything you can do with a ruler and a compass you can do with the compass alone. 5_ π=3.14159 26535 89793 23846 26433 83279 50288 41971 69399 37510 58209 74944 59230 78164 06286 20899 86280 34825 34211 70679 82148 08651 32823 … 6_ The word ‘hundrath’ in Old Norse, from which our ‘hundred’ derives, meant not 100 but 120. 7_ The name of the popular search engine ‘Google’ came from a misspelling of the word ‘googol’, which is a very large number (the number one followed by one hundred zeros to be exact). 8_ In a group of 23 people, at least two have the same birthday with the probability greater than 1/2. 9_ Like people, in math: there are irrational, perfect, complex numbers… As in art, there are imaginary and surreal numbers. 10_ 12 + 3 – 4 + 5 + 67 + 8 + 9 = 100
“Pure mathematics is, in its way, the poetry of logical ideas.” –Albert Einstein–
Math is fun, try to enjoy it ❤ ❤ ❤
In the West, the most popular male names are James and John, and the most popular female name is Mary.
The Beatles had to dodge Jelly Babies thrown at them on stage because fans heard George Harrison liked them.
In the early days of film making, people who worked on the sets were called movies. The films were called motion pictures.
The tallest nation in the world is the Watusis of Burundi: 1.98 m (6 feet 6 inches) tall.
Half the world’s population is under 25 years of age. 10% are over 60 years of age.