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Eid SMS Messages

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Following up from the original post about Eid SMS/txt Message in Nov ’04, let me update you with some of the messages I have received so far and challenge you into a competition: Choose the best and the corniest of the following and share you own too!1. عيدكم مبارك Ùˆ عساكم من عوّاده 2. تقبل الله طاعتكم Ùˆ كل عام Ùˆ أنتم بخير 3. كل عام Ùˆ أنتم بخير Ùˆ عساكم من العايدين السعيدين 4. …

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Eid Mubarak!

May Allah accept your good deeds and reward you in this and any other life He bestows on you! While it is still not assured that we will be celebrating Eid (the end of fasting month of Ramadhan) tomorrow, as that is incumbent upon someone viewing the new moon, scientifically it is, and as far as I am concerned, that’s what actually matters. So let me wish you all a very good, healthy, peaceful and prosperous …

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Muharraqi Girga’oun!

I had tremendous fun going all over Muharraq island looking for the mid-Ramadhan celebrations we call “Girga’oun” (the G as in golf, in both cases). I arrived early, actually before Iftar time by a few minutes and set up at the souq, to take the initial shots as it was far too early for anything to happen there. I soon left and went to the nooks and crannies of the island: from the old parts of …

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Vlog 41: The Nasfah

The 15th of Sha’abaan, the 8th month on the Muslim Hijri calendar holds special significance to Shi’a Muslims. On that night – called the Nasfah – they celebrate the birth of their last Imam, Imam Al-Mahdi, the 12th and last Shi’a Imam who went into occultation in 939AD. It is said that on his reappearance he will establish justice in the world and save humanity. That’s the historical perspective. The practical one is that it’s yet …

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Happy Festive Season!!

Happy Festive Season!!, originally uploaded by malyousif.Christmas is here again, and these are part of the tradition in our household, gingerbread cookies! These were made, baked and decorated by my daughter Hanan. We wish you all a very happy festive season, and this time, all three great religions celebrate their own happy occasions almost at the same time: Christmas, Hanukkah, Eid Al-Ad’ha and New Year! May God bless you all.…

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