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Studies in Islam: Arab Media

Arabic media online

  • Aswaat Arabiyya - an excellent archive of videos, sorted by level of difficulty. You can even slow down the video speed.
  • Arabic phone conversations - an excellent archive of phone conversations in Egyptian, Levantine, and Iraqi Arabic. You can sort by dialect, topic, and difficulty level.
  • Arabic Language and Iraqi Dialect Through Dialogue - a nice collection of dialogues, 48 in standard Arabic (beginner, intermediate, and advanced levels), and 55 in Iraqi Arabic.
  • Arabic Webcasts - the news in simplified Arabic, including accompanying exercises. The site hasn't been updated in a long time, but there's still a good archive of material.
  • BBC Arabic - includes streaming video and radio news.
  • The Clash of Ignorance - The Must-Watch TEDx Talk on Islamophobia.

Television news

Online newspapers and magazines


Al Ahram                        

Al Akhbar                      

Al Gomhuria                

Al Masry Al Youm        

Al Mesryoon                

Al Shorouk                    

Al Wafd                        

Nahdet Misr                                              


Al Rai                            

Ad Dustour                                                        


Al Quds         


An Nahar     


Az Zaman

Saudi Arabia

Al Watan

United Arab Emirates

Al Bayan

Al Ittihad 

Dar Al Khaleej  



  • Al Arab - a great archive of streaming movies and TV shows
  • Arab Cima - another archive of streaming movies and TV shows, including dubbed American movies. In general, fantasy and historical dramas are dubbed into standard Arabic, and contemporary-set comedies and dramas are dubbed into either Levantine or Egyptian Arabic. There are also some dubbed TV shows.
  • Al Mumiyaa' (The Mummy/The Night of Counting the Years) - a famous 1969 film with dialogue entirely in fuSHa. Subtitled version here.
  • YouTube user omar1980TV - many full movies, mostly old ones, starring such actors as Soad Hosni, Ismail Yassin, Farid al Atrache, Fatin Hamama, Abdel Halim Hafez, and others.
  • YouTube user Hind0Rostom - a large collection of full movies starring Hind Rostom.
  • Rotana Cinema - Arabic movies online

Entertainment Television & Video

  • MBC - streaming video of full episodes of many shows. Not available in the US.
  • Sonara - Scroll down to choose from TV series, movies, and TV programs
  • Ikbis - originally designed as an Arabic version of YouTube; you can now browse their channels to watch cooking shows, animation, and other videos.
  • MTV Lebanon
  • Shankaboot - a Lebanese web series

Radio, Podcasts, & Other Audio