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“Don’t wait for change, be the change”

Good advice. And one that should be kept in mind at all times especially in our lethargic Arab societies. The advice comes from a young lady who demonstrated an iron will to fight injustice and offer venues for inter-faith and inter-cultural rapprochement through cyber activism which, if not emulated, then at least supported, because ultimately her efforts leads to hope of a better future. Thanks for your efforts Esra’a, and you have my full support. …

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Case Deferred

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We went to the court this morning with a number of people already present and offered their support. But due to the main judge’s family bereavement, for which I would like to offer my sincere condolences to Shaikh Mohammed bin Ali on the passing of his mother, the case has been administratively deferred to be heard on May 8th. I would also like to sincerely thank everyone who was present and all of those who called, …

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Blogging Baby!

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I would like to extend many many happy wishes to the blogging couple Tanya and Hashim for the arrival of Naief just a few minutes ago! 3.8kgs and blonde! Mother and baby are doing well. May he live in your shadows and your protection for a very long time to come, and may Naief also give you many happy memories. Mabrouk Naief and welcome! May you live long and prosper. …

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The Dome of Ma’atem Al-Ajam – Bahrain

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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 in the old city in Ma’atem Madan. Then we went to pay our respects in Ma’atem Al-Ajam, the dome and magnificent …

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First hand Hajj experience

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My friend Rami just came back from performing the Hajj Al-Kabeer (the Grand Pilgrimage) and he came back with a lot of pictures which he thankfully just posted so we too can live the experience through his eyes. These are some of the pictures he took, mostly with his mobile phone, and they do cover a lot of the things which he insists that I should experience first hand before too long too!    My brother …

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