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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

Egypt                               Lebanon

- Al Ahram                        - An Nahar

- Al Akhbar                       Iraq

- Al Gomhuria                   - Az Zaman

- Al Masry Al Youm         Saudi Arabia

- Al Mesryoon                  - Al Watan

- Al Shorouk                    United Arab Emirates

- Al Wafd                         - Al Bayan

- Nahdet Misr                  - Al Ittihad                             

Jordan                             - Dar Al Khaleej   

- Al Rai                            

- Ad Dustour                                                        


- Al Quds                        



  • 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