Adab is a rich Arabic word which generally translates as belles lettres in French, literature or culture in English. The modern word of thaqafa is a neologism, as is the common rendering of ‘intellectual’ as muthaqqaf, from the root th/q/f. Mallat.com prefers adib over muthaqqaf. The Mallat family is known for its udaba’, plural of adib, starting with the great Ottoman judge Tamer al-Mallat, who died in 1914, and his younger brother Chibli, the Poet of the Cedars.
This section offers a wide spectrum of adab interests, ranging from the literary production in the family tradition to modern Syrian Painting and sculpture, in and around the leading figure of Fadi Yazigi.
Syrian Artist Fadi Yazigi