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Saturday, August 16th, 2014

Spain’s Leena Qadi


Posted on YouTube: August 15, 2015

LEENA QADI seems to hail from Spain, though I cannot be sure. In any event, Spain is Latin.

Arab culture has penetrated far more into Latin Culture than in other parts of Europe. Understandably, due to the Moorish Occupation of Spain (711 – 1492 AD)

She got a write-up in WebIslam.

Wednesday, March 20th, 2013

The Expulsion of the Moors


From: When the Moors Ruled in Europe

Spain kicked the governing Moors out of Spain in 1492, but allowed some Muslims to remain. Over time, the religious rights of the remaining Moors were restricted.

By 1609, the Moors (Moriscos in Spanish) were ordered to be totally expelled from Spain. It took about 5 years to complete.

Why is this important?

We know that many of these Moriscos went to Latin America. The early colonial records speak of Moors in Spain. There is evidence that the guachos might own part of their culture and dress to the Morisos.

I put this in as a reference point. Latin and Arab culture are different – certainly in religion – but not as different as one would think.

Thursday, February 21st, 2013

Linguistic Curiosities – Olé – Wadi

O Allah ==> Ojala (Spanish exclamation of surprise/approval) ==> Olé (bullring chant)


The Guadalquivir river Spain is the best navigable river in Spain.

The name comes from the Arabic al-wādi al-kabīr (الوادي الكبير), which means The Great River/Valley/Canyon.

Now, think of Guadalajara (in Castile, Spain; and later Mexico) (wādī al-hidjārah), which means “river of stones

Guadalcanal, in Seville Spain comes from an Arabic word,(wādī al-Qanal), meaning “river of refreshment stalls”

The root of all this comes from the Arabic word Wadi, which means intermittant riverbed, or valley.

The Spanish word for river is rio, which is of Indo-European origin; but the root Guada– is how the Spanish pronounced the Arabic wadi.

This term Guada– is now found in Mexico (Guadalajara) and even in the Solomon Islands, where an island (Guadalcanal) was the site of a famous WWII battle. The island was named after a river in Castile, Spain, which was originally named by the Arabs.

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