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The Scientific Foundations of Folk Culture and Knowledge Interaction
This research concludes that Man possesses a mental structure that enables him to represent the worl...

Sufi “Maqamat” in Tlemcen Folk Poetry - Ibn Misayib, Bin Traiki and Al-Mandasy as Models
Sufi folk poetry is considered to be one of the finest literary genres, as it draws on the inexhaust...

Arab Unity in Music and the Role of the Arabian Peninsula
The achievements of Arabic music are part of general human artistic and cultural accomplishments, an...
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Dr. Mohammed Jaber Al Ansari Up Close and from Afar
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In the early sixties of the last century, some young Bahrainis were making their way to publish new, different kind of literature. The monthly magazine Huna Al Bahrain published by the Bahraini Government Department of Information was the first to take interest in the works of Mohammad Abdul Malik, Khalaf Ahmad Khalaf and some of my first poems.

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Andalusian Vernacular Proverbs from Arab and non- Arab Perspectives
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Proverbs in general have attracted many Arab and Western scholars in the past and present. Throughout literary history, prominent scholars have given much interest and attention to them. Proverbs have always been a reference for historians, geographers, sociologists, behaviourist )ethnologists), linguists, philologists and scientists. They constitute a form of literature that encapsulates human knowledge, culture and arts, because of their rich expressions of life and human experience. 

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The Scientific Foundations of Folk Culture and Knowledge Interaction
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This research concludes that Man possesses a mental structure that enables him to represent the world and what is in his world of cognitive forms, through a set of mechanisms that help him understand, analyze and make judgment. Folk and elite cultures are based on a body of human knowledge, and therefore have an interactive, sociable nature. Cultural models are also acquired in a steady way, because man has a complex mental structure.

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Arab Traditional Medicine Herbal Medication Techniques and Treatment Processes
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This paper addresses the herbal medication applied by traditional Arab medicine. It discusses and analyzes the different methods used in treatment, the way the medications are prepared and their efficacy in curing disease.

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Sufi “Maqamat” in Tlemcen Folk Poetry - Ibn Misayib, Bin Traiki and Al-Mandasy as Models
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Sufi folk poetry is considered to be one of the finest literary genres, as it draws on the inexhaustible source, the true Islamic religion, and combines the beauty of the spirit, thought, style, and symbolism of form and the splendour of creativity. It emerged from true believing souls overflowing with spiritual emotions; seeking to transform their feelings through their journey of following the divine light.

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Arab Unity in Music and the Role of the Arabian Peninsula
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The achievements of Arabic music are part of general human artistic and cultural accomplishments, and no civilization in the middle ages could have done more than Arabic music has.

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Jewellery Making in Al-Ahsa Authenticity and Professionalism
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Al-Ahsa women gave great importance to their jewellery, tying it closely to attractiveness and beauty. This paper has tried to shed light on the close relationship between women and gold, and the stages gold goes through from manufacturing to marketing and until the product reaches women in the form of beautiful jewellery. 

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The Discourse of Sufi Karamah Semiotic Approach
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Karamah embraces linguistic and anecdotal elements that are elaborated. The anecdotal element relies on the linguistic element to become well recognized. Karamah is distinguished by a mythical component that contradicts the texts of historical writing; for example, it includes influential living and dead characters who perform crucial functions.

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Documenting Traditional Medicine - Reality and Approaches
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Traditional medicine, in its various forms, receives remarkable attention all over the world, at both official and social levels. Various traditional types of medicine are taught in international universities, and their students graduate to become practitioners whose work is recognized. However, amongst the types of traditional medicine taught, Arab medicine is unfortunately excluded, and often not welcomed by its own people.

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Symmetry and Closeness of Arab and Western Musical Practices
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We cannot arrive at conclusions when discussing the relationship between Arab and Western music without referring to historical evidence and resources. The basic principle of this relationship originated the duality of the East and the West. 

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