hi anis, just read your question: why in english? well, i can only speak for myself, but i think there may be more out there like me. i teach in the uae, and unfortunately, do not speak/read/write arabic. even though english is not my first language, by using english (which seems to be what we all currently speak) this site opens up a door of knowledge for me that i would not have otherwise. if the contents of this site were in arabic, then how would we conduct a cultural exchange? it would be confined to arabic speakers only. do you agree?