Welcome to the world of Arabic culture
Modern means of communication and transportation have reduced distances and world now literally has become a ‘global village’, awareness and insight of multiple cultures is key to success in today’s world. There are several reasons behind this importance, one of which is that it helps you to look at things from a different perspective. It further helps you understand behaviors of different people and why they act in a certain way in certain situations, this difference can only be explained through the fact that everyone is brought up in a different environment which has a direct impact on the personality of an individual. One must respect other cultures if he/she wants to learn about their values and traditions.
Noted French novelist Marcel Proust believed that the essence of discovery lies in witnessing different and distinct lands through new eyes. He was also of the opinion that the best way to understand a certain culture is by working with natives, as this not only helps in understanding their cultural heritage but also gives an insight to their ideas and beliefs. Moreover this approach helps us in looking the world from a completely different angle and perspective; options which we could not see earlier now seem like the obvious ones. This is the sole reason why I believe that everyone must be aware of the events which are going around the globe, as this worldwide awareness gives us a better understanding of different cultures.
It doesn’t matter whether you live in China, United Kingdom, Indonesia, India, America or any place in the world; you are working in an environment where people from all cultures interact with each other. Cultural miscellany is an essential ingredient for speedy development, not only for economic stability but also for living a healthy, spiritual, intellectual and more fulfilling life. Culture has a strong influence on the lives of people. It has a direct effect on their moral views, sense of humor, loyalties, fears and worries. Understanding different cultures is extremely important for success in modern world.
How it all began
Jaly is derived from an ancient Arabic word “ جَلِيّ ”, which stands for transparent, translucent and clear. Jaly it stands for making things more limpid, unclouded and apparent. This is the sole reason why we chose this name.
Jaly is a cultural and traditional Arabic blog, which shares stories and tales from Arabic Culture. It is a perfect platform for people who are interested in Arabic tradition, language and culture. Jaly is a place where you would find everything related to Arabic culture on both micro and macro levels. Our goal is to give you an insight to Arabic culture which in turn would help you understand the Arabic world in more depth than ever. We will help you develop an Arabic sense in you, thus give us a chance to evolve your eyes and ears for Arabic society.
Jaly is aimed to change the global image of Arabic culture and language and it will help the world understand the real dynamics of Arabic world. It is an initiative to change the global perspective on Arabic culture. Jaly has a goal to portray the real image of Arabic culture and show the world what Arabic culture is all about by clearing out all misconceptions.
Jaly can be accessed from all over the world and if you happen to have interest in Arabic culture and are passionate to learn about the rich ancient cultural heritage of Arabia then this is a perfect platform for you. Our main aim is to clear out the misconceptions about Arabic culture by showing the real face of Arabic traditions to the world.
A brief introduction to Arabic Culture
Arab world comprises of Morocco, most of North Africa and finally stretching to Arabic Gulf. It is mostly refer to the area known as Middle East and North Africa (MENA). Countries like Djibouti, Somalia and few Comoros islands also are considered to be the part of Arabic World.
All 22 countries of Arab world are listed below
- Saudi Arabia
- The Comoros Islands
- United Arab Emirates
Currently there are almost 200 million Arab people living in the world. Knowing Arabic language does not necessarily mean that you are Arab, one must be brought up in an Arab culture to be called an Arab, it is more of a cultural and traditional trait rather than a racial one. Muslims, Christians, and other religions make the entire Arabic World. Arabic of course is the official language of Arab world, which also happens to be the language of Qur’an, holy book of Muslims.