Alif Institute - Atlanta Georgia

Upcoming Programs

11/11: Book Event: Artist, Nabil Mousa

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Book Discussion & Signing with Nabil Mousa – Breaking the Chains

5 PM - 7 PM

Free & Open to the Public.

Signed books available for purchase.
Heavy hors-d'oeuvres served. 
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In his first monograph, Nabil Mousa sets out to look at the production of an artist who was born in the Islamic world but lived in a Christian and now resides and works in the United States. Mousa’s work comes from Islamic culture and reflects on multiple issues such as personal freedom, identity, beauty, fear, joy, traditions, religion, politics, and human rights. This publication emphasizes the extraordinary diversity of Mousa’s work, which derives from what many regard as being a simple homogeneous culture. Mousa’s artistic and visual diversity comes from his unique identity and faith. As an artist he draws from a wellspring of inspiration based on his cultural heritage. Whether by painting or sculpture, his work is a deep expression of his concepts of justice and equality.

“Like a deftly but insistently Socratic teacher, Mousa poses questions that vigorously challenge the recipient to respond with concomitant passion.”

–Charles A. Riley II, PhD


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The last day of children's Arabic classes and Haflatuna will be held next Saturday, December 16. Please stay tuned for Adult make-up classes.

If you have questions, please email or message us.

Stay warm and safe and we'll see you next weekend!

New! Fall Cooking Class Series


Traditional Arabic cuisine taught by experienced teachers presented in a friendly, fun, and culturally rich environment at Alif Institute!    

FRIDAYS from 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

3 classes: $60/$54 for member   
Per class: $25/ $22 for member

To register, please send an email to

Friday, September 8, 2017
Sayadia Samak (Fish), Ashtaliyeh

Friday, October 6, 2017
Chicken Shawarma, Tartoor’ salad, Othmalia

Friday, November 3, 2017
Burghol Bedfeen, Layali Libnan

3 classes $60/$45 for member  |  Per class: $25/ $22 for members

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  • Learn to prepare a full delicious meal and dessert and sample all the food prepared.
  • Our teachers are experts who have mastered the art of preparing delicious Arabic food and are happy to share their menus and tips!
  • Reservations and prepayments are required. Places are limited and a minimum of 4 participants is required to hold each class.
  • Beginners are welcome! Classes are open to all!

9/29: September Movie & Dinner

September Movie & Dinner:  8 Borders 8 Days

8 Borders, 8 Days

Friday, September 29 at 7 PM

7:00 pm: Dinner | 7:45 pm: Movie begins

Movie: Free and open to the public
Dinner: $18 / $15 for Alif members 
(Vegetarian option available upon request.) 

To reserve a meal, please purchase by Thursday, September 28 by visiting our web page

For more information, please call 770-936-8770 or Email

8 Borders, 8 Days (2017)
1h 28min | Documentary | Written by Joseph Singer | Directed by Amanda Bailly

A single mother shows us the consequences of closing America’s doors to families fleeing war. With no answer to her application for resettlement in the US, and every other path to safety closed off, a smuggler’s raft to Europe was the only way out. 8 Borders, 8 Days is her story; the intimate details of why a fiercely-determined mother is willing to risk her children’s lives for a better future and an immersive experience of their eight-day journey to safety.

9/22 & 29: Painting Classes @ Alif

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Painting Classes @ Alif    Art Classes Summer 2017

FRIDAY, September 22 & 29, 2017
11 AM - 12:30 PM

Instructor: Mrs. Teresa Abboud
$30 for both classes.
Supplies are included!

Register NOW for this two-part course on Arabic-style painting! Email us at or call 770-936-8770.


In this course, you will learn the basics of mixing colors. By the end, you will produce a work of art to treasure! Have fun getting in touch with your inner artist while meeting new people!

Contact us

  • Telephone: 770-936-8770 
  • 3288 Marjan Drive, Atlanta, GA 30340

  • Operating Hours
    Tue: 10:30 AM - 9:00 PM* (when Arabic Classes in session)
    Tue - Fri: 10:30 AM - 5:30 PM
    Sat: 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM

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