Assalaamu 3alaikum wa Sabaa7 el Khair (السلام عليكم و صباح الخير)…Peace be unto you and Good morning
I’m not a big fan of romance films, so last year when I saw this film I was a bit surprised that I actually liked it…I mean, it has become one of my favourites now!
The genre of films that I am fond of are: dramas (especially true stories), “clean” comedies, suspense, thrillers, cartoons, martial arts (especially the ones made in Hong Kong, Thailand, Vietnam, and Japan), horror, etc. Oh, and I don’t only watch Hollywood movies, because I like to learn about different cultures…are there any Bollywood and Nollywood lovers out there? Just say: “meeeee!”
For those of you who may not know
Bollywood and Nollywood are the informal names for the Hindi and Nigerian film industries respectively.
I don’t know what the film industries in Iran, Afghanistan, or Latin America are called, but I like watching films from those regions of the world also….and of course I looooove Caribbean films!
I have drifted from the topic….back to what this blog post is supposed to be about. If you’ve seen the movie: “Cairo Time” starring, Alexander Siddig and Patricia Clarkson, you may have heard the remarkable song: “Ahwaak” playing in the background. This is a vintage Arabic selection, and it’s sung by none other than, Abdel Halim Hafez عبد الحليم حافظ, who is known throughout the Arab world for his talent.
“Ahwaak” (اهواك) means: “I love you” in the Egyptian/Cairene dialect of Arabic. Anyway….I hope you guys enjoy this number, InshaaAllah.
Here’s the URL for the song on Youtube:
For further reading check out this information at the the following links:
Before I go, I’d like to teach you guys a few words in Arabic…
Waqt/Awqaat (وقت/أوقات)- time/s
Al Qaahirah (القاهرة)- Cairo
Feelim/Aflaam (فيلم/افلام)- film/s; movie/s
*Suwar Mutaharrikah (صور متحرّكة )- motion pictures; movies
*Literally “suwar mutaharrikah” means: “moving pictures”.
Ughniyah (اغنية)- song
Until the next time, InshaaAllah, keep well and stay safe dear readers!;-)
Wassalaam 3alaikum wa Yawm Sa3eed (and Peace be with you and Happy Day),