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Finally, a charity with a brain

5 Apr, '074 Comments

Houses of worship are important to any community. They build communities’ spirits and spirituality which makes their buildings hallowed halls, and hence, the human psyche and people’s need for immortality made their construction a sought after enterprise. This might also explain the quantity of these halls in almost all societies. In Bahrain for instance, even […]

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Bahraini security guard shot

30 Mar, '0781 Comments

In the early hours of this morning in Al-Bustan hotel in Manama a scuffle broke out between drunks, purportedly American, and hotel security guards. It is reported that one of the servicemen drew his pistol and shot the Bahraini night-shift guard Abbas Ali Salman Al-Shakhoori in the head. Al-Shakhoori has been taken to Salmaniya Medical […]

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Burial

Burial

19 Feb, '0729 Comments

We went to bury a relation yesterday. The old lady was ill for a long while unfortunately. She was much loved by her children, relations and the community around her. May she rest in peace now. This is the "Shi’a" cemetery in Hoora, in the Bahraini capital Manama. Due to the copious rains we’ve had […]

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Ashura, time for the community

Ashura, time for the community

26 Jan, '0761 Comments

A traditional activity during the Muharram Ashura commemorations is that various communities in Bahrain do different things, all of which are helping each other, especially taking care of the less fortunate by giving alms and/or food. The food is cooked by various entities and distributed for free to everyone who wants it. The "Ajam Bahrainis" […]

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The Dome of Ma’atem Al-Ajam – Bahrain

The Dome of Ma’atem Al-Ajam – Bahrain

5 Jan, '0713 Comments

The Dome of Ma’atem Al-Ajam – Bahrain, originally uploaded by malyousif. Arif and I went to pay our respects to two separate families this morning to offer our condolences. The first is a old friend whose shop was right next to ours in the old souq and had his father pass away yesterday. That was […]

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