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

Al-Hoda (English: The Guidance) is 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. 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]

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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.