Tag Archives: Syria

Slowly going Bear: Changing into a Winter lifestyle

We’re not there yet, but for many people Winter has arrived. The type of drinks/dishes one starts making is evidence enough one has already changed gears into the Winter mode. More Cinnamon, a dash of Ginger, more oven, less brightness, … Continue reading

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Perspectives on “Love” from an inner point of view

When you love someone you believe them, blindly. “Love is blind,” many would describe a lover who does not see the faults of his/her lover. Love is the function of the heart. There are two hearts, the muscle that pumps … Continue reading

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How to quench your thirst during Ramadan

In the Arab world, people are accustomed to displaying a host of drinks on their Iftar table: Irk Sous, Tamer Hind, and Qamrideen. As a child I was never really fond of those drinks, they were too sweet for my … Continue reading

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Tips to avoid Ramadan fasting blues

Last evening I was with my in-laws and we got into a heated discussion about dodging Ramadan blues, seeing how hot and summery this Ramadan is. My husband and I started fasting yesterday (Tuesday), following the Naqshbandi calender; here are … Continue reading

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www.allah.org

I was reading through Reuters.com when a link to Allah.org caught me by the Heart. Nothing else can be called Allah… only You! °°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°°° No One Here but Him Watching my hand; He is moving it. Hearing my voice; He … Continue reading

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One of the best articles I ever read in Western media about Damascus – The Financial Times

This is one of the best articles I’ve ever read in Western media about Damascus. It’s “honest” description of the city, clean of prejudice or twisted judgment. Hats off, Mark Archer! Damascus By Mark Archer Published: April 24 2010 01:38 … Continue reading

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In Syria, we ‘all’ pray to The One

Skepticism vs Faith I have been meeting a lot of skeptics at work. I was a skeptic once. I even declared – at one point in my life – atheism. I couldn’t believe that Allah, THE GREAT, is the way … Continue reading

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I met the Grand Mufti of Syria, and I like him

True Islam: Syrian way A few days ago, i tagged along a friend of mine to a meeting with the Grand Mufti of Syria. I “knew” in my heart of hearts that he was  a role model to look up … Continue reading

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Meeting the Sufi Sheikh, and getting rid of ego

Being “fair” when someone has hurt the hell out of you (meaning, has really hurt you) is not easy. But that’s a test we all will go through soon, according to Sufi Sheikhs. Whether one is Sufi or not, we … Continue reading

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Damascene dizziness and Sufi ‘Aaaaahs’

Prophet Ibrahim is described as an ‘Aaah-er’ in Quraan. God calls him “Awwah” – he sighs a lot. Sighing is the function of Heart. When heart is longing for The One, one sighs and sighs, and when one’s heart is … Continue reading

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Sisters in the smoke and the Syrian cigarette

The smoking sequel goes on. Moral of the day: Don’t fear falling back into old habits, for they may take you down new paths and journeys (I’m not encouraging smoking, just making it kosher for the day). The day (22.12.2008) … Continue reading

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