Arab genealogical tradition

The Arab genealogical tradition divides the Arab people into two main groups; Qahtanites (southerners) and Adnanites (northerners), referring to the areas of Arabia which are regarded as their homelands. The Qahtanites are held to be descended from the biblical Qahtan, a descendant of Noah, while Ishmael is the father of the Adnanites.

The map below shows places of Qahtanite and Adnanite tribes at the Time of Prophet Muhammad (PBUH).

Nothing comes for free

Some prefer to live within their capabilities, while others insist on indulging in the world of fantasy. Well, life has a place for everyone. But we have to expect a price because nothing comes for free. The price of imagination is often more painful, especially when the person wakes up to the bitter reality

Palestinian-Jordanian foreign trade

Naturally, every country is interested in increasing its exports in order to reduce its trade deficit or, if possible, to achieve a surplus. However, matters of existence and principles shall take precedence before a positive balance of trade

Jordan does not have the means to financially support the Palestinian treasury as in the case of Arab rich monarchies, but it can increase imports of Palestine products and facilitate their way to other Arab and international markets

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Arabism as inherent culture, not identity politics

To be an Arab is not a political declaration that is issued on social media as we can see especially in the case of some people in the diaspora, which love to play identity politics. However, Arabism is a culture that a person lives on a daily basis and such a person can not break away from it. It is not a shirt that people can wear and later take it off. Rather, it is a set of values, habits and ways of thinking

There is no contradiction between Arabism on one hand and regional identification on the other hand. Someone from Egypt is both an Egyptian and an Arab, just as an Iraqi person is an Iraqi and an Arab at the same time. By the way, in each Arab country, you can find minorities, but I am talking about the majority

There is not a single person in the world who belongs to a single entity. This is like circles that gradually increase in size. It is not a dress which is either white or black. One attribute does not negate the second one. I am a Jordanian and an Arab at the same time… and Jordanianness is unique to me, but I also share characteristics that are common to all Arabs

A crucial question is what are the most prominent cultural characteristics that make someone an Arab? The first and the most important characteristic of Arabism is language, although it is not sufficient to be able to speak and write in Arabic… for example, a European who studies the Arabic language may speak and write in Arabic, yet we do not consider him as an Arab. Rather, what is important here are the deep mental and cognitive gestures, which lie in the Arab mentality represented by the Arabic language