Zaffa

Zaffa

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Please note that the content of this book primarily consists of articles available from Wikipedia or other free sources online. In the Arab culture, the zaffa, or wedding march, is a musical procession of bendir drums, bagpipes, horns, belly dancers and men carrying flaming swords. This announces that the marriage is about to begin. This is an ancient tradition, possibly predating Islam.When the procession reaches its destination, there is usually a party, more loud noises and then dinner.The Arabic language is the largest member of the Semitic branch of the Afro-Asiatic language family (classification: South Central Semitic) and is closely related to Hebrew and Aramaic. It is spoken throughout the Arab and Islamic world. Arabic has been a literary language since at least the 6th century and is the liturgical language of Islam, in addition to widespread use as a vernacular language. Arabic is spoken in a variety of dialects. Modern Standard Arabic (MSA), the language of the media and of educated Arabs, is different from the everyday spoken Arabic.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 92 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 6mm | 145g
  • Typpress
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 6136328216
  • 9786136328218