Al-Hoda

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Copy of the cover page of the first issue of "Al-Hoda"

Al-Hoda (The Guidance) was a daily Arabic language newspaper in New York City. It was founded in Philadelphia as a bi-weekly by Naoum Anthony Mokarzel, a young Maronite Lebanese man with an interest in journalism.[1] Its first issue came out on February 22, 1898. The paper's offices moved to New York City in 1902, where it became a daily, beginning on August 25. This was one of the first Arabic language newspapers in the United States.[2] It was the first Arabic language newspaper to use Arabic character linotype rather than hand-setting.[3] Mokarzel remained the paper's owner and chief editor until his death in 1932. The editorship was then assumed by Naoum's brother Salloum, who held it until 1952.[1] Salloum Mokarzel also founded The Syrian World--a journal that published articles on the history and culture of Syria.

The newspaper closed in September 1972.[4]

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  1. ^ a b Michael W. Suleiman (1999). "The Mokarzels' contributions to the Arabic-speaking community in the United States". Arab Studies Quarterly. 21 (2): 71–88. 
  2. ^ "The History of Arab American Newspapers in NYC's Little Syria". Untapped Cities. 2016-07-14. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  3. ^ Charlton, Linda (1971-09-21). "End Comes To Al‐Hoda, Arab Paper". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-29. 
  4. ^ Charlton, Linda (1971-09-21). "End Comes To Al‐Hoda, Arab Paper". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved 2017-04-29.